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New York state homebuyers require over 8 years to save for deposit: report

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Oct. 26, 2023 By Ethan Marshall It takes the typical homebuyer in New York state more than eight years to save for a deposit on a house, putting the state in fourth place in terms of the length of time needed to build a nest egg for a house, according to a study released by SelfStorage.com. New York ranked behind Massachusetts, Montana and Hawaii in terms of the amount of time needed to raise a 10% deposit, based on the cost of living and incomes in each respective state. SelfStorage.com conducted the study by determining the median household income of…
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Mets invite local small businesses to apply for 2024 ‘Taste of Queens’ culinary lineup at Citi Field

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Oct. 25, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York Mets are now inviting Queens-based small businesses to take part in their culinary lineup in 2024 as part of Citi Field’s “Taste of Queens.” Winning applicants will be selected by the Mets to be featured at the field level concourse on a rotating basis. Citi Field has earned a lot of recognition for their food, having just received the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Stadium Food. This was due in large part to the Taste of Queens, which debuted at Citi Field this year. Among the four local Queens…
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International Food Expo coming to the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Oct. 25, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be hosting Queens Together’s International Food Expo in November. Numerous Queens restaurants will be represented at this event, which is scheduled to run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample from and support the local restaurants taking part, while also contributing to Queens Together’s food relief efforts within the community. There will be unlimited tastings from over 40 different Queens restaurants and beverage companies. Additionally, there will be a cocktail bar hosted by Neir’s…
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‘A pillar of our community’: Candlelight vigil commemorates beloved school crossing guard who died in the line of duty

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Oct. 24, 2023 By Anthony Medina Numerous flower bouquets and candles were placed at the street post at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue where many remembered seeing school crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa on the job. The 63-year-old school crossing guard died on Friday, Oct. 20, when a dump truck driver who was making a right-hand turn from Woodhaven Boulevard and onto Atlantic Avenue struck Naprawa. On Monday, Oct. 23, four days after her death, members of the Woodhaven and Ozone Park communities joined elected officials, friends and family members for a candlelight vigil in memory of Naprawa…
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Moped-riding crooks sought in pair of chain-snatching incidents in Ridgewood, Richmond Hill: NYPD

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Oct. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from two Queens police precincts are looking for two moped-riding crooks who snatched necklaces from two women on the same afternoon last month. The 104th Precinct in Ridgewood reported the first of two grand larceny that occurred at around 4:20 p.m.on Thursday, Sept. 14. Police say two men riding a black moped approached a 41-year-old woman from behind as she was walking in front of a print shop located at 61-50 Central Ave. in Ridgewood. The crooks grabbed her necklace and ripped it off her neck causing substantial pain and bruising, police said,…
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Far Rockaway man gets 19 years in fatal 2020 shooting inside Rufus King Park in Jamaica: DA

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Oct. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway man was sentenced on Oct. 23 in Queens Supreme Court to 19 years in prison in a 2020 fatal shooting during a marijuana deal gone bad inside Rufus King Park in Jamaica. Torren King, 20, of Beach 47th Street, pleaded guilty in July to manslaughter in the first degree in the October 2020 shooting. He also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in an unrelated incident, admitting to firing a gun in Jamaica in June 2021. According to the charges, on the afternoon of Oct….
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Manhattan man arraigned on felony hate crime charge in South Richmond Hill attack on Sikh bus rider: DA

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Oct. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry A Manhattan man was criminally charged with felony hate crime after targeting a member of the Sikh onboard an MTA shuttle bus in South Richmond Hill on the morning of Oct. 15. Christopher Philippeaux, 26, of Park Avenue in East Harlem, is accused of taunting, punching and trying to knock off the traditional Sikh turban from the head of 19-year-old 19-year-old Mani Sandhu, who was on his way to a Sikh temple, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Oct. 21. Philippeaux was arraigned Oct. 20 in Queens Criminal Court and charged with assault…
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