Long Island City restaurant owners say lack of parking is hurting business
Photos courtesy of Gianna Cerbone-Tiola

Two chefs who own restaurants on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City claim that the insufficient amount of parking in the area is making it harder for customers and employees to dine and work. Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of popular Italian restaurant Mandicatis Rustica on Vernon Boulevard and 46th Road, said that she tries to offer valet parking […]

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Three illegal squatters in Woodside are responsible for a string of nighttime robberies, cops say
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Squatters living in a vacant Woodside home are responsible for five robberies across three different precincts, according to police. The three men broke into and occupied a home in the vicinity of 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue and walked along the Roosevelt Avenue corridor at night to steal phones and “prey on people in the middle of the night […]

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Man takes fatal bullets in an early-morning shooting on a Woodside block, cops say
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Detectives continue to search for clues and suspects in connection with a deadly shooting on a Woodside street early Saturday morning. The homicide took place at 3:07 a.m. on April 9 in front of a home on 47th Avenue between 67th and 69th streets. Responding officers from the 108th Precinct found the 31-year-old male victim, whose […]

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Surveillance video shows gunman who held up a Sunnyside jewelry store for $15K
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An armed robber made off with $15,000 in valuables from a jewelry store in Sunnyside on Friday afternoon, police reported. According to police, the gunman entered the A.D.L. Jewelers, located at 39-38 Queens Blvd., at 3:40 p.m. where he displayed a firearm and demanded gold, diamonds and watches from the 39-year-old male jeweler. The employee complied with […]

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Robberies are fueling a large crime spike across the 114th Precinct in Astoria and LIC, cops say
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Crime is up 42 percent in the 114th Precinct over the last four weeks due in part to six active robbery patterns, Captain Peter Fortune, the precinct’s commanding officer said. The uptick in crime is from the period from February 22 through March 20 and crimes including robberies, felonies, grand larcenies and assaults are driving the increase, Fortune […]

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