Get an exquisite taste of culture at these five black-owned restaurants in Queens
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If you’re looking to escape this summer blaze, cool down and embrace the beautiful culture at these five black-owned businesses in Queens. Many of the restaurants exude an island-style ambiance, where you can enjoy Jamaican cuisine and other Caribbean-inspired dishes. As you listen to the pulsating rhythms of a live reggae band, your mind may drift […]

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East Elmhurst man threw fake bomb into police van in Times Square on Wednesday night
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Updated 7/21, 3:40 p.m. An East Elmhurst man threw a fake bomb into a police van on Wednesday night, causing the NYPD to call a bomb squad and close off streets and subway lines surrounding Columbus Circle. On July 20 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Hector Meneses, 52, threw an electrical device into the open window of an […]

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Prices for Queens rentals and homes see double-digit increase since last year, reports say
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Two reports by real estate company Douglas Elliman found that the median sales price for the Queens sales and rental market increased by double digits since last year. Compared to June of last year, the median sales price for a home in Queens jumped 20.8 percent, from $385,001 to $465,000. An increase was seen across all property types including […]

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Commanding officer of the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights transferred to the Bronx
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Deputy Inspector Brian Hennessy, the commanding officer of the 115th Precinct, crossed the bridge to the Bronx last week in becoming the new commander of the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven. Hennessy joined the 115th Precinct in November 2014 after leading the 108th Precinct for 1 1/2 years. During his tenure, he enacted Neighborhood Friday, where volunteers […]

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MAP: See which Queens neighborhoods have the most reported incidents of graffiti
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New Yorkers feel strongly about seeing graffiti on their streets, and one data visualization enthusiast has just made it easier for residents to find out the number of graffiti incidents reported in one year and how long it took to clean them up. Nicholas Reyland used data from the city’s open data portal to find the number […]

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