Woman was busted for smuggling $50K of cocaine in coffee bags at JFK
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Customs officers never know what they might find, and where. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport busted a woman entering the country Wednesday with 3 lbs. of powder cocaine hidden inside two plastic coffee bags, officials announced Thursday. Sherese Lee Ann Drake, a Jamaican citizen, was arriving from Montego Bay, […]

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Queens again finds itself on high alert following terrorist attacks in Belgium
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The NYPD is again stepping up counter-terrorism efforts around New York City Tuesday following a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Belgium overnight. Although there appears to be no local link to the attacks, the NYPD nonetheless dispatched additional resources to “crowded areas and transit locations around the city out of an abundance of caution,” […]

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More than 1,300 illegal hoverboards were confiscated at JFK airport
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BY MIGUEL VASQUEZ Nearly half a million dollars’ worth of illegal hoverboards were confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last December alone. The CBP officers and import specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport, seized a total of 1,378 hoverboards with counterfeit batteries. However, no arrests have been made thus far. Director of the […]

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Experts discuss plans for JFK Airport and Astoria at QNS Real Estate Conference
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More than 300 of the best and brightest real estate experts gathered at Terrace on the Park for the 2015 QNS Real Estate Conference on Thursday morning to focus on the future of Astoria and what the multibillion-dollar investment in New York City airports means to the real estate market in Queens. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz […]

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7 Historic Queens Landmarks on the National Registry you may not know about

7. Sidewalk Clock—Located at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica this historic cast-iron timepiece sits on a the corner of the original site of a former pre-colonial stone church that existed from 1699 to 1813. It was converted into a prison during the American Revolution and features an unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base and anthemion finial above […]

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