Bestsellers from Cussler and Steele headline latest hot picks at Queens Library

Perhaps the worst part about Leap Year is that one additional day Queens residents have to wait before the March Hot Picks arrive at their local libraries. But this year’s selections are worth the wait, with such literary stalwarts as Danielle Steele and Clive Cussler releasing new books to sate our hunger for adventure, romance, […]

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Streets around Astoria Park to be transformed with city’s new safety project
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

New traffic safety measures along major roadways around Astoria Park will soon be implemented after Community Board 1 members recommended their approval at Tuesday’s meeting. Sections of Shore Boulevard, 20th Avenue and Hoyt Avenue North will be upgraded to reduce traffic, create and enhance connections to the park and waterfront, increase ADA accessibility and increase […]

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Subway accidents in Elmhurst and Kew Gardens kill one, leave another injured
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An intoxicated man was left in serious condition in an Elmhurst subway station on Monday after trying to board the train in between cars, according to FDNY. According an MTA spokesperson, the incident happened at around 3:25 p.m. on the Brooklyn-bound R train platform at Woodhaven Boulevard. A frightened commuter who witnessed the scene said she […]

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Police probe death of woman found with body trauma on Astoria shoreline
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Detectives continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found on the Astoria waterfront Friday afternoon. The discovery was made at 12:45 p.m. by 114th Precinct officers responding to a 911 call regarding an unconscious woman in the vicinity of 21st Avenue and Shore Boulevard. Police found the woman, who sustained trauma […]

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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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