6th annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF said. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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Jackson Heights resident wants you to know that you park like an a**hole
Image via Queens Qustodian Etsy

A Jackson Heights resident made headlines Tuesday with his latest street vigilante initiative aimed at inconsiderate drivers. Activist and food blogger Jeff Orlick, who also calls himself the Queens Qustodian, decided to publicly call out drivers who park in handicapped spaces, next to fire hydrants or on bike lanes – in other words, who “park like a**holes.” Orlick is has […]

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Off-duty NYPD officer hit teen pedestrian in Jackson Heights and left the scene
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An off-duty officer was arrested Wednesday for leaving the scene of an accident after he hit a 13-year-old pedestrian on Tuesday afternoon, police said. David Walker, 36, hit the boy with a Honda CRV at the intersection of 93rd Street and Jackson Mill Road on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m., according to authorities. Walker allegedly exited his car […]

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Corona man cuffed for attempting to lure 10-year-old girl off street: NYPD
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A man was arrested for attempting to lure a 10-year-old girl walking in the streets alone in Jackson Heights on Friday morning. The girl was walking along 81st Street a little after 7:30 a.m. when a man — later identified as Jaminton Carela, 29, of Corona — motioned for her to come across the street to […]

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$14 million worth of heroin seized from pick-up truck in Jackson Heights
Photos courtesy of Special Narcotics Prosecutor

Two men were busted Tuesday for carrying 100 pounds of heroin worth $14 million in a silver pick-up truck as part of an ongoing drug investigation, authorities said. Guatemalan natives Peter Omar Garcia-Romero, a North Carolina resident, and Jose Guadencio Lantan-Vela, who entered the U.S. on a travel visa on Jan. 15, were caught with the drugs near the […]

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