From pickpockets to ATM skimmers, grand larcenies surge across northwest Queens, cops say
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Residents will have to exercise extra caution with their property and identity as grand larceny has skyrocketed in northwestern Queens this year. “Grand larcenies is […] the number one crime that is driving us in the 114th Precinct,” said Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune, commander of the 114th Precinct, during a detailed presentation about the rise in theft at […]

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Bayside workers join the massive Verizon strike
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Verizon union workers continue to picket outside the communication giant’s Bayside office as the union strikes over downsizing and plans to relocate employees. “Unfortunately, Verizon profits over a billion dollars a month and all they’re looking for is give backs. All workers want is a fair contract with a profitable company. The company is attacking our health benefits and […]

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First Cheesecake Factory in NYC is coming to Elmhurst in winter 2016
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Updated on March 2, 12:44 p.m. The Cheesecake Factory, the restaurant that claims to have “something for everyone,” will open its first New York City location at Elmhurst’s Queens Center mall. The restaurant is planned for a consolidated space once occupied by The Children’s Place and a Verizon Wireless store, according to Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol. A Cheesecake Factory representative […]

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A part of Verizon building collapsed onto the street damaging 6 cars in Elmhurst
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A huge outer portion of a Verizon building in Elmhurst collapsed onto the street below early Thursday morning after a long night of torrential rain and windstorms. No one was hurt when the piece fell off the structure at around 1 a.m, according to a Verizon spokesperson. Six cars were damaged when they were hit down […]

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Blizzard complaint leads to cleanup agreement for Ozone Park ‘eyesore’
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Ozone Park dealt with its share of snow-related troubles following the Blizzard of 2016 — but there was one positive that came from the mess. In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder received numerous complaints from Ozone Park residents about an unshoveled sidewalk at the corner of Lafayette Street and 149th Avenue, adjacent to a lot […]

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