Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
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Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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CONFIRMED: Forest Hills’ Shake Shack is opening this Thursday
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Burger lovers, brace yourselves because the fourth Queens location of popular burger eatery Shake Shack, in Forest Hills, is set to open its doors on Thursday, May 26, according to a statement from the company. Located at 71-26 Austin St. in Forest Hills, in the former space of the clothing store Strawberry, this standalone location of Shake Shack has been confirmed since November […]

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A fire in Jackson Heights injured seven people, two critically

Several people suffered minor and critical injuries after a fire blazed through a three-story home in Jackson Heights on Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to a fire that may have started on the first floor of an attached apartment building, located at 69-12 31st Ave., around 6:40 a.m. Nearly 60 firefighters and 12 fire units responded and FDNY […]

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Undercover cops catch Queens’ latest subway creep harassing females on the 7 train
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Two vigilant cops on board a 7 train on Wednesday arrested a man who forcibly pressed himself against two women repeatedly. At about 4:20 p.m. on May 18, police said, plain clothes Officers Gregory Perpall and Jaipaul Ramdat, assigned to NYPD Transit District 20, were patrolling a Flushing-bound 7 train when they witnessed an adult male physically harassing a 36-year old […]

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Man chokes and robs Elmhurst woman after entering her unlocked apartment, police say
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Police are looking for a man who entered an apartment in Elmhurst and stole cash from the tenant after choking her. The suspect entered a residential building between Elmhurst and Britton avenues on May 16 at about 3:58 p.m. He then walked into an unlocked apartment to find a 25-year-old woman inside, officials said. The […]

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