Experts discuss plans for JFK Airport and Astoria at QNS Real Estate Conference
COURIER/Photos by Anthony Giudice and Alan Ngai.

More than 300 of the best and brightest real estate experts gathered at Terrace on the Park for the 2015 QNS Real Estate Conference on Thursday morning to focus on the future of Astoria and what the multibillion-dollar investment in New York City airports means to the real estate market in Queens. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz […]

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7 Historic Queens Landmarks on the National Registry you may not know about

7. Sidewalk Clock—Located at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica this historic cast-iron timepiece sits on a the corner of the original site of a former pre-colonial stone church that existed from 1699 to 1813. It was converted into a prison during the American Revolution and features an unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base and anthemion finial above […]

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Cops find trailer full of marijuana near JFK Airport, arrest ‘deliverymen’

Talk about pot luck. Police hauled two men to jail this week after finding more than 800 pounds of marijuana stored inside a U-Haul vehicle during a routine traffic stop near John F. Kennedy International Airport, prosecutors said. According to authorities, on Tuesday afternoon members of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York task force […]

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Middle Village man assaulted flight attendant, made bomb threat on plane: FBI
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

BY ALINA SURIEL AND ROBERT POZARYCKI A Middle Village man on a flight from New York City was arrested in south Florida after punching a JetBlue flight attendant and threatening to blow up the plane on Thursday, federal prosecutors stated. Alija Kucuk, 29, must answer to federal charges of interfering with a flight attendant and threatening to […]

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Man caught at JFK Airport trying to smuggle cocaine in salad dressing
Photos courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This guy was trying to season a completely different salad. Andres Josue Leal Valle—a Guatemalan citizen who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on a flight from Mexico City, Mexico—was arrested on Oct. 5 for attempting to smuggle about 11 pounds of cocaine in bottles of salad dressing, according to U.S. Customs and Border […]

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