Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
Photo courtesy of state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

After 16 years in Albany, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky wants to go back for another term. Stavisky officially announced last week her re-election campaign in Forest Hills, surrounded by numerous supporters including Congresswoman Grace Meng and a number of community advocates. Stavisky was first elected to the state Senate in a special November 1999 […]

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Two NY Cosmos soccer stars recall their humble beginnings in Queens
Photos courtesy of the New York Cosmos

Queens has produced some of the biggest and brightest stars across all forms of entertainment. Two players on the world-famous New York Cosmos soccer club have called Queens their home since arriving in the United States as children. David Diosa and Sebastian Ignacio Guenzatti Varela both came to America in the early 2000s as young […]

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Here’s the list of Queens neighborhoods with the most expensive housing prices
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Want to know where your Queens neighborhood stacks up in terms of housing prices? PropertyShark, a real estate data provider, compiled a list of the top 25 most expensive Queens neighborhoods from Jan. 1 through March 31. The data is based on residential properties including single-family homes, condos and co-ops sold between those dates. Only neighborhoods with […]

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Cops issue 83 summonses and confiscate 6 motorcycles in a huge Queens-wide crackdown
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Officers from several Queens precincts handed out 83 summonses and confiscated six motorcycles for violations ranging from unlicensed operators to drivers going the wrong way down a one-way street. Motorcyclists are required to register their bikes with the city every year and registration expires this month, which is why the NYPD conducts the operation at this time. […]

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Queens ring was selling counterfeit Apple watches, Dr Dre headphones and other electronics, cops say
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Detectives squashed a major counterfeit goods ring this week, arresting four northeast Queens men who allegedly imported thousands of fake luxury-brand earphones and Apple watches into the U.S. for sale on the black market. Fresh Meadows residents Min Jian Hu, 28, of 168th Street and Jonathan Zhou, 23, of 163rd Street, along with Oakland Gardens residents Dahun Wie, 21, of […]

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