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Real Estate

Queens has highest number of first-time foreclosures yet again: Report

While the city is experiencing a decline in first-time foreclosures, a recent report found that Queens continues to be the borough with the highest number of foreclosures and pre-foreclosures. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Former Far Rockaway banker gets six months from stealing estate funds from deceased sisters

A Far Rockaway man has been sentenced to six months in jail for swiping in excess of $650,000 from the estates of a pair of Queens sisters who died in 2013 and 2014, according to Queens DA Richard Brown. Comment
Long Island City

Community Board 2 seeks more answers from city, state regarding Amazon HQ2 plan

Community Board 2 will send a letter to elected officials citing concerns about Amazon’s impending arrival to Long Island City. Comments (1)
A new mixed-used development with more than 200 new apartment units might be coming soon to Flushing. Comments (2)
Astoria ►Video

Knife-wielding robbers flee empty-handed after Astoria diner employee thwarts attempt to steal scooter

Cops were looking to question a man who may know something about an attempted robbery that left a diner employee injured in Astoria last month. Comments (1)

Constantinides touts new bill to study elimination of gas-powered electric plants following ‘Astoria Borealis’

Councilman Costa Constantinides stood alongside other northwestern Queens leaders in front of Con Edison on Jan. 8 to announce a new bill that calls for a study on how the city can close its 21 gas-fire power plants. Comments (2)
South Jamaica hip-hop artist and author Roberto Torres — also known as Sabor Latino — is the spreading the importance of a college education in his new fourth book entitled, “My Alma Mater Lehman College,” debuting in February. Comments (1)
Attorney General Letitia James announced the conviction of Robert H. Corrado, 57, and Interline Employee Assistance Program, Inc. for engaging in a systematic kickback scheme and violating patients’ rights involving “three-quarter houses” in Queens and Brooklyn providing housing for homeless residents. Comments (1)
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside has been bringing the Civil War to life for their students for more than a decade. Comments (1)

New Astoria restaurant offers a finer side to Greek dining

Amylos Taverna, a new Greek-inspired restaurant located at 33-19 Broadway in Astoria, opened its doors to customers on Jan. 7. Comment

Burglars caught on camera walking through Whitestone home before stealing valuables

Cops were looking for a pair of burglars who broke into a Whitestone home and stole cash and property. Comments (4)
Conservationists and elected officials scored a victory announced Monday that the Ridgewood Reservoir would get the protected status many along the Brooklyn-Queens border believe it deserves. Comments (1)
The Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District (Flushing BID) and City Councilman Peter Koo launched the 2019 Coupon Book on Monday, encouraging consumers to come, shop and dine in downtown Flushing. Comments (3)

Silicon Valley entrepreneur returns to Queens high school alma mater to inspire students

Queens native and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank addressed students at his alma mater, Martin Van Buren High School, on Tuesday morning about the importance of an education and a budding career in entrepreneurship. Comment

Woodside man charged with possession of massive amounts of marijuana

A Woodside man could be looking at jail time for allegedly storing a large amount of marijuana in a College Point warehouse, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comments (2)
Plans to replace regular blue mailboxes with high-security collection boxes are underway in the confines of the Bayside-based 111th Precinct. Comments (1)
The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of passing the Awnings Act, legislation supported by Flushing business owners that aims to provide relief to shop owners across the city following a sudden wave of violations for improper signs and awnings. Comments (10)
Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised a national morning news audience Tuesday when he announced his administration will launch the largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation to guarantee health care for every New Yorker. Comments (4)

Queens DA delivers year-end message

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown delivered his year-end message Monday in which he noted the borough was once again among the city’s leaders in crime reduction in 2018. Comment
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is not only gauging riders for their opinions on the MTA, but is aiming to create a proposal where the city takes back its subways and buses. Comments (3)
The Jackson Heights and Elmhurst residents fighting against the construction of a Target at 40-31 82nd St. will have their day in court. Comments (9)
College Point residents are taking their homeless shelter fight to City Hall. Comments (5)

Top cop at Bayside-based 111th Precinct reports historic crime decreases in 2018

The 111th Precinct based in Bayside is the safest its ever been, according to the command. Comments (9)
Long Island City

Gianaris meets with Seattle legislators to discuss what the Amazon deal could mean for Long Island City

Just days after Amazon launched a new charm offensive with full page ads in the New York City tabloids and as mailers were delivered to the residents of western Queens wishing their new neighbors a Happy New Year, state Sen. Michael Gianaris met with two members of Seattle’s City Council who warned of the e-commerce giants negative effects on their home city. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills woman looks to ‘Paw it Forward’ with free dog walks for seniors and those with illnesses

Forest Hills’ Corinne Conover knows how important dogs can be to seniors and those suffering from illness. Comment
Maspeth High School Principal Khurshid Abdul Mutakabbir looked back on eight years since the school was founded with a small class of ninth-graders, which has over the years earned a national Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in education and ranks as one of New York’s best high schools. Comment
Two key figures in the de Blasio administration are stepping down as commissioners after years of service at City Hall. Comments (1)
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday that he will not seek an eighth term in the office he has held since Gov. Mario Cuomo appointed him in June 1991. Comments (3)
A portion of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village will be closed to through traffic for 10 days starting, Jan. 9, as the city continues a major sewer and water main installation. Comment
A gas main burst from a wall collapse on Northern Boulevard between 112th Place at 114th Street in East Elmhurst last Friday, warranting a response from multiple agencies and possibly causing one non-life threatening injury. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Large Jackson Heights retail site sold for $7 million to real estate firm

Jackson Heights

Large Jackson Heights retail site sold for $7 million to real estate firm

A large retail property in Jackson Heights that’s home to Terraza 7, a popular bar featuring live music performances, has been sold for $7 million. Comment
Ozone Park

Fifth man arrested in connection with 2017 fatal shooting of Ozone Park business owner

Another man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Ozone Park business owner in October 2017. Comment
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced he would immediately start work on preventing residents at the Citylights co-op from losing their homes at a rally last week in Long Island City’s Gantry State Park. Comments (2)
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson held a joint appearance Friday afternoon to roll out the city’s fair fare program and its efforts to address poverty through the development of a half-priced MetroCard for low-income New Yorkers. Comments (8)
Flushing ►Video

Armed robber who pistol-whipped Flushing victim tied to two other violent muggings in neighborhood: NYPD

A suspect who recently pistol-whipped a man and stole his cash on a dead-end block in Flushing has been tied to two other violent robberies in the neighborhood, according to authorities. Comments (3)

NYPD continues search for Flushing woman who has been missing since Jan. 3

Qiuxia Li, 38, of 41-40 Union St., voluntarily left her residence Thursday, Jan. 3, at around 11 p.m. and has not been in contact with family members since, according to police. Comments (1)

Flushing firehouse closed for cleaning after firefighter diagnosed with scabies

A scabies scare at a Flushing firehouse forced the FDNY to close down the station for disinfection. Comment
Cops were looking for a would-be robber who tried to hold up a bank in Astoria on Christmas Eve, but chickened out on the caper. Comment
Forest Hills ►Video

Young men ambush food deliveryman making a stop in Forest Hills: NYPD

Police released video footage Jan. 3 of three robbers who allegedly ambushed a food deliveryman making a stop at a Forest Hills apartment building on Christmas night. Comment
With only four months to go before the Canarsie Tunnel was scheduled for closure for Superstorm Sandy-related repair, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is halting the plans in favor of weekend and overnight work instead. Comments (4)
Detectives from the 104th Precinct were looking for a man who they believe brewed up quite a caper on the Ridgewood/Glendale border: stealing approximately 3,500 cases of beer from a idle train car on a freight rail line. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights cops help return stolen wheelchair to disabled teen

A disabled teenager in Jackson Heights has her wheelchair back and the NYPD have arrested the 34-year-old homeless woman who allegedly stole it on Christmas night. Comment

Astoria fund-raiser to help fight cancer exceeds goals for sixth consecutive year

The online campaign that accompanied The Andy Mac & Friends holiday fund-raiser at Astoria’s Beans & Lager reached its goal last week. Comment
A bill that would initiate studies of the state’s coastlines to implement more effective flood mitigation measures and other storm damage prevention was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, inviting criticism from the law’s two main proponents: Queens state Sen. Joe Addabbo and state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell. Comment
Three people were recovering from injuries they sustained when a car crashed into a building in South Richmond Hill early Thursday morning, police said. Comment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to 29 people, including five from Queens, who have demonstrated substantial evidence of rehabilitation and a commitment to community crime reduction. Many of those receiving a pardon were facing the possibility of deportation due to their criminal record. Comments (6)
Following major upsets across the borough, some of the newest Queens lawmakers will be going to Albany and Washington, D.C., this month to focus on what they see as some of the biggest issues for their constituents. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Amazon deal in Long Island City sparks an even bigger boom for neighborhood real estate broker

It is an amazing time for Modern Spaces, the Long Island City-based real estate brokerage which just turned 10 years old and was in the process of a major expansion before Amazon would move its HQ2 campus to the neighborhood. Comments (2)
In less than two weeks, Lisa Gindi will be adding a touch of glamor to an annual Bayside art show. Comment
South Ozone Park

Tattooed man wanted in connection with raping of woman in South Ozone Park: NYPD

Police were looking for a tattooed man who they believe recently raped a woman in South Ozone Park. Comments (4)

Four arrested on New Year’s Day after cops respond to report of fired shots at Flushing home

Four people were taken into police custody on New Year’s Day following reports of shots being fired at a Flushing home. Comments (2)
At St. Francis Prep, the holidays are always a time to focus on those in need — and the Fresh Meadows school community gave a helping hand this holiday season with two major charitable events. Comments (1)
Detectives were looking for a gun-toting suspect who they say assaulted and robbed a 54-year-old man during a late-night robbery near the victim’s Flushing home. Comments (6)



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