Flushing Meadows Corona Park is getting upgrades as part of $40 million city program
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The largest park in Queens has just been awarded a portion of the $40 million the Parks Department will pump into the city’s green spaces. Flushing Meadows Corona Park was chosen by city residents as one of eight parks to receive improvements as part of the Parks Without Borders program. According to the Parks Department […]

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Flushing couple faces charges after physically and sexually abusing child slaves from Korea
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Flushing couple that exploited two young children for financial gain was indicted on charges of labor trafficking and exploitation this week. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that a grand jury slapped Sook Yeong Park, 49, and Jeong Taek Lee, 53, both of 196th Street in Flushing, with a slew of allegations on Tuesday, May 24. The couple was […]

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Massage parlor worker offers a ‘hand job’ to an undercover cop and three other arrests in Forest Hills, Maspeth and Rego Park
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The NYPD is continuing to keep a tight grip on illegal activities at massage parlors in Queens. Four workers at three locations in Forest Hills, Maspeth and Rego Park were arrested on May 19 in the Queens North Vice Enforcement Unit’s latest undercover sting operation, police reported on Wednesday. Shu Feng Lin, 44, was arrested at her […]

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Ridgewood and Long Island City saw biggest rent increases last month, study says
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Prices for a studio in Ridgewood or two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City have jumped since March, according to a study by real estate firm MNS. The report found that studios in Ridgewood jumped 8.03 percent from $1,713 in March 2016 to $1,850 in April 2016. Meanwhile, two-bedroom apartments in Long Island City rose by 9.91 percent, from $3,697 in March 2016 […]

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Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis and art department

Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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