$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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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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NICE bus restructuring affects routes through eastern Queens
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The Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus service underwent a massive restructuring this week, with two Flushing routes completely reorganized. The n20 and n21 routes, which pass through Flushing, have been split into smaller portions to improve their general timeliness. Both lines suffered poor performance due to heavy traffic in the general area, especially on Northern Boulevard, […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
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Immerse yourself in the world of cat videos, take the kids to learn how to make tacos, enter a Ping-Pong tournament, and do more at these events around Queens Ongoing Don’t know what to do with your Christmas tree now that the holiday season is over? The NYC Department of Sanitation will be collecting Christmas […]

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Blog: Northern Queens real estate market was quite active in 2015
Photo via Facebook/The Grand at Sky View Parc

Last year proved to be very busy in the Northern Queens commercial real estate market. Throughout the first three quarters of the year, Northern Queens experienced heavy activity focused in mixed-use and retail properties, while across the whole Queens Market retail buildings and development sites saw the largest dollar volume growth. Compared to 2014, the dollar […]

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