25 splendid things to do this week in Queens, from shadow puppets to a warehouse art party
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Thursday, July 28 1. Embrace Asia during the 39th annual Asian International Film Festival, three nights of film and video work by artists of the Asian diaspora. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 6 p.m., FREE. 2. Take a trip without leaving home at Passport Thursdays. Tonight’s theme is Ecuador and includes the film […]

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Queens homeowners have a new program to help them bounce back from the 2008 crisis
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New Yorkers still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis now have a new program to help keep them in their homes. Elected officials met in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica Tuesday to announce that New York City homeowners will be the first to gain access to the nation’s first foreclosure buyback […]

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World-class professional tennis returns to Forest Hills Stadium

Billie Jean King, Andy Roddick and Patrick McEnroe are about to participate in a huge tennis extravaganza in Queens … and it’s not the U.S. Open. Mylan World Team Tennis will kick off its season with two weeks of matches and ceremonies at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Gardens from July 31 […]

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After more than a decade Queens man was convicted of raping a 12-year-old thanks to DNA evidence
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A convicted rapist from Springfield Gardens will spend the next 23 years in jail for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Cambria Heights 12 years ago. The Queens District Attorney’s office announced on July 6 that John King, 32, was sentenced for the crime that occurred in 2004 in the vicinity of 116th Avenue. The case went unsolved for […]

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Power outage at Rochdale Village in Queens throws thousands into dark, traps people in elevators
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Thousands of Rochdale Village residents are without electricity at this hour after a power outage throughout the south Queens apartment complex. The 20-building campus lost power at about 9:33 a.m., according to the Fire Department. The cause of the blackout — which Rochdale Village management described as “temporary” on its Twitter account — is not known and under investigation. All of the […]

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