Teen flees Jamaica basement where she was being raped and held against her will

A 20-year-old man has been charged with allegedly holding a 19-year-old girl against her will inside the basement of his family’s home and forcing her into prostitution, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Dayshawn Preston of 199th Street in Hollis was arraigned on Wednesday charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, sex trafficking, second-degree promoting prostitution, third-degree […]

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Fall in love with these Queens power couples
Photo by Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0; graphics: QNS

This coming Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating love done the Queens way. We selected six couples across the borough who have successful relationships and successful careers; they’re the movers and shakers in their respective fields.

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Plans for western Queens light rail could benefit from BQX streetcar proposal
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Rail could be the wave of the future throughout west Queens. With Mayor Bill de Blasio releasing last week a $2.5 billion plan to bring commuters the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an above-ground streetcar line along the East River waterfront, one local politician is hoping her plan for a commuter rail will be put on the fast track. Since last […]

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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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Teen girl fatally struck by van in Rosedale hit-and-run accident
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A 16-year-old girl lost her life on a Rosedale street early Wednesday morning after she was hit by a van that fled the scene, police reported. The incident took place at 12:17 a.m. at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Francis Lewis Boulevard. According to authorities, the victim — whose identity was not released pending family notification — was […]

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