Western Queens making progress digging out from the blizzard of 2016
THE COURIER/Photo by Katrina Medoff

Three days after the Blizzard of 2016 completely covered the city in snow, western Queens residents and city agencies are still shoveling and plowing their way out. Many people, including elected officials, took to social media to express their frustration with the city for not handling the several feet of snow dumped on Queens in a quicker manner. […]

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Counter-jumping men rob convenience stores in Astoria and Woodside
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two men who robbed convenience stores in Woodside and Astoria in separate armed heists. On Jan. 16, at about 11:10 p.m., authorities said, one suspect entered a bodega at 27-19 21st St. in Astoria, jumped over the counter and demanded money from an employee. He held up a paper bag with […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
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Immerse yourself in the world of cat videos, take the kids to learn how to make tacos, enter a Ping-Pong tournament, and do more at these events around Queens Ongoing Don’t know what to do with your Christmas tree now that the holiday season is over? The NYC Department of Sanitation will be collecting Christmas […]

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Despite concerns, local bicyclists show support for Queens Blvd. bike lanes
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Many western Queens residents who frequent Queens Boulevard protested the roadway’s new protected bike lanes, arguing that they cause more traffic and unsafe driving conditions. But a number of residents who use bicycles as their main mode of transportation applauded Community Board 2 at its Thursday meeting for approving the bike lanes’ implementation. At least seven people […]

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Police seek suspects in string of burglaries in Sunnyside and Woodside
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Two culprits who broke into nine apartments in Sunnyside and Woodside between October and December and stole valuable items including cash and electronics remain at large, according to authorities. The NYPD released a video on Tuesday of the suspects entering and leaving an apartment. The first suspect is described as a male in his 50s or 60s. The […]

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