After three denials, Stringer approves permanent contract for Elmhurst shelter
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer gave his approval Friday to a contract that makes the temporary homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst permanent. The latest contract for the shelter, located at 79-00 Queens Boulevard, was submitted on Jan. 6 for a two-year, $23,870,000 deal ending on June 17. According to a spokesperson for Stringer, this […]

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DEVELOPING: Son charged with fatally beating father in Flushing dispute
Photos by Robert Stridiron

Updated 1:30 p.m. Police charged a 19-year-old man with fatally beating his father during an argument inside their Flushing home on Friday night. Dimitrios Safetis was booked on manslaughter, assault and weapons possession charges in the death of his father, 57-year-old Ioannis Safetis, inside their home on 190th Street near Utopia Parkway in the Auburndale […]

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6th annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF said. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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BOGO: See silky smooth Tony Orlando at Resorts World in Queens this Sunday
Photos courtesy of Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando is one of the world’s most endearing — and enduring — showmen. He has a warm, energetic stage presence and an electrifying personality that match perfectly with his silky smooth voice and sing-along lyrics. Best of all, he’s taking his act to Queens with a special ticket discount. On Sunday, February 7, the […]

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 1 […]

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