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Swastikas, Hateful Graffiti Found Drawn in Chalk on Queens School Playground

Police are investigating after hateful graffiti was scrawled in chalk all over a playground in Queens, officials said. Neighbors found swastikas and hateful messages drawn on chalk on the playground of PS 139 in Rego Park on Friday. There was no school this week, so students weren't in the building.


Dangerous Queens street designated as priority corridors in city’s revised Vision Zero plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces more safety measures will be made along 21st Street in Astoria and two other dangerous roadways in Queens. The city identified three Queens roadways as priority corridors that have proven dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and are now the focus of new sa


Things to Do in Queens This Month - February 2019

If you really want the full New York City experience, you've got to make a trek out to all five boroughs, including the one-of-a-kind area of Queens. Home to MoMA PS1, the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the Queens International Night Market, there's plenty to see in do i


Protesters Paid To Attend Amazon Rally | Queens Week In Review

QUEENS, NY - Missed any of the headlines from Queens this week? Patch rounds up the stories you need to read. LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Protesters who supposedly gathered to express outrage after Amazon dropped plans for a Queens headquarters included mercenary activists paid to turn up, according to v


Police searching for gunman who fatally shot teen in lobby of Brooklyn apartment

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took the life of a 15-year-old student on Friday night. First responders arrived at the Flatbush Avenue apartment just before 6 p.m. where they found the teen in the entryway of a two-story apartment building. He had been s


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


What’s in a name? A lot of Queens history: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

An early 20th century photo of the Fresh Pond Crematory atop "Crematory Hill" in Middle Village. Our local communities and all communities, wherever located, have very localized names for real estate subdivisions, ponds and lakes, hills and valleys.


MS-13 members busted for Queens subway shooting held without bail

Two reputed MS-13 gang members accused in the broad-daylight fatal shooting of a rival on a Queens subway platform were ordered held without bail Friday. Tito Martinez-Alvarenga, 19, and Victor Lopez, 20, were both remanded at their arraignments in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree m


Gov. Cuomo calls loss of Amazon the 'greatest tragedy' he's seen in politics —again attacks state Senate Dems

Amazon’s decision to drop out of a billion-dollar deal to build a second headquarters in Queens was the “greatest tragedy” Gov. Cuomo has ever seen. The governor again slammed state Senate Democrats Friday over opposition to the project, casting blame on advocates and local pols who spoke out agains


Queens high school ‘spiraling downhill’ because principal is shrugging off drug use: teachers

Students at highly-regarded Forest Hills HS openly smoke and vape marijuana throughout a building that has spun out of control with a principal who’d rather befriend kids than enforce rules, furious teachers say.


Man Shot In Flushing After Dispute, Police Say

FLUSHING, QUEENS — The NYPD is investigating a shooting that left one person injured just blocks away from Flushing Meadows Corona Park, an NYPD spokesman said. A 30-year-old man was shot around 6 a.m. in the intersection of Maple Avenue and College Point Boulevard following a dispute with another g


‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional

MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was


One Man And Woman Shot In The Rockaways: NYPD

QUEENS, NY — Two people were shot in Far Rockaway, Queens on Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened at Grassmere Terrace and Beach 25th St., according to police.


De Blasio refuses to fault Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon ditching NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is refusing to place any blame for the imploded Amazon deal on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a fierce opponent. “I’m not a pundit,” the mayor said on WNYC radio Friday when asked if the high-profile congresswoman played a role in Amazon’s decision not to come to Queens.


Wow House: Just Built French-Style Home In Great Neck

GREAT NECK, NY -- This Wow House, which was just built this year, has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms - and is listed on the market for just over $3.6 million. Features: Luxury French Style New Construction Is Located In The Most Desirable Village Of University Garden In Great Neck.Total Lot Size


Nassau reassessment measures "location, location, location" factor

Nassau County for the first time is using a computer modeling system that aims to precisely measure the effect of a home's location on its market value — generally increasing values in neighborhoods with higher sales prices and reducing them in less expensive areas.


Man admits role in ATM skimming scheme that swiped $428K from N.J. banks

A New York admitted Thursday to participating in an ATM skimming scheme that stole $428,581 from New Jersey banks using card-reading devices and pinhole cameras, authorities said.


D'Alessandro's Meat Center In Auburndale Will Close

AUBURNDALE, QUEENS - Beloved Italian meat market D'Alessandro's Meat Center in Auburndale will close in March following a change in ownership. The meat market was sold to the owners of Marino's Supermarket, who plan to renovate the shop and reopen it at the end of June, QNS reported.


Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly Queens bus crash

FLUSHING, Queens -- A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have causeda bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.


JetBlue Promotes FBI Most Wanted Terrorist To Celebrate Black History Month

Queens, NY – For the first part of February, the Black History Month display in the JetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) featured a poster celebrating a woman who is a terrorist on the FBI most wanted list and convicted cop killer.