Firefighters rescued a woman who fell into frozen pond at Forest Park
Photos courtesy Robert Stridiron

A woman is recovering after falling through some thin ice while attempting to walk across the Lawrence Strack Memorial Pond in Forest Park in Woodhaven on Tuesday evening, the Fire Department reported. According to officials, firefighters responded to a call regarding a woman — possibly in her 20s — in the pond at 5:19 p.m. on Feb. 9. […]

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New contract bid for Elmhurst shelter that got 17 code violations in one day
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There’s yet another contract proposal for the homeless shelter operated at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst. After Comptroller Scott M. Stringer thrice rejected a proposal to convert the currently temporary shelter at 79-00 Queens Blvd. into a permanent homeless shelter, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) submitted its fourth proposal earlier this month. The new proposal, […]

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Middle Village snow diary: Residents dig out where plows have ‘forgotten’
THE COURIER/Photos by Robert Pozarycki

Traffic moved briskly the day after the Blizzard of 2016 on Metropolitan Avenue and 80th Street — two of the main roadways through Middle Village. But one only had to turn a few blocks down to find residential side streets that were, as of 4 p.m. Sunday, completely impassible — and seemingly untouched by a plow or salt spreader. Walking […]

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Blizzard of 2016: More than 2 feet of snow in Queens; travel ban till 7 a.m.
THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Updated 10:45 p.m. The Blizzard of 2016 is one for the ages for Queens and the rest of New York City. Nearly 28 inches of snow and counting is on the ground at Kennedy Airport as of 7 p.m. Saturday night, a whopping amount for the region. LaGuardia Airport also recorded 24.5 inches of snow, and […]

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Mayor’s $82 billion budget vision aims to invest in city’s future
Photo by Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI The de Blasio administration kicked off budget season on Thursday with an $82.1 billion preliminary budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  The FY2017 budget is nearly $5 billion larger than last year’s $77.7 billion budget, which the administration claims is due to the recognition of new federal grants and investments. De Blasio tackled […]

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