War on mosquitoes and Zika virus turns to western Queens with spraying this evening
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The Health Department is turning its attention to western Queens in its effort to eradicate mosquitoes that may potentially carry two infectious diseases. Trucks will spray pesticide from 10 p.m. Thursday night until 6 a.m. the following morning in an area of Long Island City, Maspeth, Sunnyside and Woodside generally bounded by Queens Boulevard on the […]

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Op-Ed: What the sale of RKO Keith’s theatre means for northern Flushing
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The iconic RKO Keith’s Theatre in Flushing has finally sold to a developer with the true intentions to build this mega, mixed-use project. The site sold on July 28 for $66 Million to Xin Development, an arm of China’s Xinyuan Real Estate. We [Cushman & Wakefield] represented the seller, JK Equities and partners. The site […]

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25 stupendous things to do in Queens this week, from the Queens Book Fest to a classic car show
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Thursday, Aug. 4 1. Take a trip without leaving home at Passport Thursdays. Tonight’s theme is Ethiopia and includes the film “Lamb” by Yared Zeleke and jazz band Arki Sound. Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Building, Meridian Road), 7 p.m., FREE. 2. Watch a fab film at Rooftop Films’ screening of “The Bandit,” with […]

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A pair of pedophiles in Flushing, daring bank robbers get snagged, and 8 other top stories from Queens
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There was a lot of crime committed and several arrests were made this week in Queens, including the three men who broke into a Rego Park bank through the roof and took over $4 million in valuables from safety deposit boxes, while two pedophiles preyed on children at the same playground in Flushing. However, there […]

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Family of drowned autistic student receives $2.7M in wrongful death lawsuit settlement
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Almost three years after 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo was found dead, New York City will pay the family $2.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. In October 2013, an autistic student, Oquendo, vanished from Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found washed up on a beach in College Point, nine miles away […]

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