‘You’re ruining Forest Hills!’ Residents decry restaurant row development plan
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Don’t serve up Forest Hills’ “restaurant row” to developers on a platter, residents pleaded during Wednesday’s Community Board 6 meeting. Attendees slammed a proposed 12-story development to be constructed at 107-18 Queens Blvd., which would wipe out the restaurants on the adjacent block of 70th Road between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street. It is the only place where […]

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Supercops at 109th Precinct stopped Whitestone carjackers and suicidal man
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City Councilman Paul Vallone and the 109th Precinct honored three police officers on Wednesday for their outstanding efforts in resolving a violent carjacking and a suicide attempt in two separate incidents. Officers Richard Danese, Jared Delaney and Evangelos Galatas were named the “Cops of the Month” at the precinct, which covers northeast Queens neighborhoods including Whitestone, College Point […]

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Suspect busted nearly a year after robbing deliveryman in Ridgewood
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Following a lengthy investigation, a 21-year-old man was locked up last week for participating in an armed robbery outside a Ridgewood store last April, police reported. Shaquan Bullock of Brooklyn was taken into custody on Feb. 2 by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for his alleged role in the robbery that occurred at 2:23 p.m. on […]

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28-story development in LIC gets a no from Community Board 2
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A proposal to redevelop the former Paragon Paint Factory in Long Island City got a thumbs down from Community Board 2 during its monthly meeting in Sunnyside on Thursday. The project, a joint venture with Simon Baron Development and CRE Development, includes erecting a 28-story tower attached to the old paint factory, which is located at 5-49 46th Ave., […]

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$2.5 billion for streetcar might be better used elsewhere: Transit expert
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BY JOSEPH B. RASKIN Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago.  This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan […]

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