12-year-old from Far Rockaway sets himself on fire as part of YouTube ‘fire challenge’
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A boy from Far Rockaway who set himself on fire and suffered serious injuries did it as part of a YouTube “fire challenge,” it was reported. On Tuesday evening, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 12-year-old boy splashed himself with rubbing alcohol and set himself ablaze while standing in the bathtub in his home on Watjean Court at Far Rockaway, NY […]

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A man is wanted for indecent exposure on an A train in Far Rockaway
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Police are searching for a man who allegedly flashed his private parts to a female passenger on an A train in Far Rockaway. According to NY1, the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 3, before 10 a.m. The man approached a 41-year-old woman who was riding a southbound A train and attempted to kiss her on the lips. Investigators […]

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New MTA buses featuring USB charging posts and free Wi-Fi will arrive to Queens on Tuesday
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A ride around the city costs more than ever before, but at least passengers can enjoy some new eye candy coming soon. Starting on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will premiere its fresh fleet of refined buses. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA will begin to present their first set of 75 new buses […]

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UPDATE: Cops still looking for the drive-by shooters who killed rapper Chinx in Briarwood
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UPDATED 12:45 p.m. May 17, 2016 One year later, the suspects responsible for the drive-by shooting in Briarwood last year that took the life of an up-and-coming rap star remain at large. Police repeated an appeal for tips on Tuesday, which marked the one-year anniversary of the May 17, 2015, murder of Lionel Pickens, 31, of Ozone […]

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Enjoy the sunshine at the 10 best outdoor bars in Queens
Photo: Dylan Johnson at Riis Park Beach Bazaar

From sun-drenched bars perched along the East River waterfront or Rockaway beaches, to sprawling backyard beer gardens and sky-high rooftop lounges, Queens doesn’t skimp on its standout selection of outdoor bars offering fun in the sun (or under the stars), where the views, booze and breeze are sure to please. Here are our 10 picks […]

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