College Point, Flushing and Whitestone will be sprayed from trucks this week to reduce the Zika thread
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The New York City Department of Health is looking to prevent mosquitoes with the potential to carry the Zika virus from spawning in Queens by spraying pesticides in parts of College Point, Flushing and Whitestone. In order to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of the Zika virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from […]

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Queens residents are urging the city to respect a slave burial ground in Flushing
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

For over a decade, Queens residents have been pressuring the city into maintaining a historical cemetery in Flushing where slaves were buried. The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground, located at 45-12 165th St., served as a burial site to more than 1,000 African-American slaves and Native Americans since the late 1800s. According to the New York City Department of […]

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Flushing’s Bowne Playground was the scene of two recent pedophile attacks
Photo by NYPD and Google Maps

Bowne Playground in Flushing seems to be a favorite site for pedophiles recently, as two men have preyed on young children there this month. The most recent incident took place last Wednesday, during which 24-year-old Soloman Hudgins allegedly sexually abused a 12-year-old girl at the Bowne Playground located near the northeast corner of Sanford Avenue and Union Street. According to police, the man […]

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25 splendid things to do this week in Queens, from shadow puppets to a warehouse art party
Photo: courtesy of New York City Shadow Puppet Slam

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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Three teenage burglars force their way into a Fresh Meadows apartment at gunpoint
Photos by Google Maps and NYPD

Two young men and a girl broke into a woman’s Fresh Meadows apartment and attempted to rob her at gunpoint, police reported. The incident took place on Wednesday, June 20, at 8:13 p.m., near 71st Avenue and 162nd Street. The 42-year-old woman was inside her apartment at a residential building when three burglars knocked on the door. As the woman answered […]

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