Firefighter and his wife used second home in Howard Beach to steal Sandy relief funds, DA says
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A FDNY firefighter has been charged with grand larceny, and his wife additionally with forgery and other crimes, for filing claims to FEMA to collect Hurricane Sandy benefits. Christopher Poje, 43, and his wife Margaret, 39, allegedly collected more than $25,000 in benefits, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. According to the criminal […]

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Try these 7 sweet Forest Hills ice cream shops to help you cool off
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In case you haven’t noticed yet, New York City is boiling, and these past few weeks have been a scorcher. With temperatures in the high 80s (or 90s), everyone’s favorite cold treat, ice cream, has been our only solace. If we’re talking the best ice cream places in this city’s best borough, then the number one […]

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Infinite summer indulgence: 6 great waterfront restaurants in Queens
Photo courtesy of Vetro Restaurant & Wine Bar

Island living has its perks, and while we might sometimes forget about the waterways all around us – from river to ocean to sound – the sweltering days of summer have a way of beckoning us to shore. On hot days, search out cool breezes, stellar views and delicious eats at one of these six […]

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New hotel and convention center are coming to Queens’ Resorts World Casino through a $400M expansion
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Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is looking to hit the jackpot as it plans to spend $400 million to build a new hotel and convention complex while adding 1,000 new video-lottery terminals (VLTs). According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the proposal aims to add a 400-room hotel, 20,000-square-foot spa and resort, and a minimum of […]

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Signs to increase the safety of autistic children may be coming to Howard Beach
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Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced Tuesday his plans to urge the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install signs in key areas around Howard Beach to ensure the safety of children with autism. In a letter to the DOT, Goldfeder requested the agency investigate potential areas where signs could prove useful like Cross Bay Boulevard near the […]

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