Elderly bicyclist from Flushing is fatally struck by car while riding through Bayside, cops say
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An elderly Flushing man was struck and killed by a car while riding his bicycle along Northern Boulevard in Bayside on Wednesday morning, police reported. Michael Schenkman, 78, was fatally struck near the corner of 223rd Street and Northern Boulevard at about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. According to authorities, a black Chevrolet Impala operated by a 25-year-old […]

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Cops continue searching for bandit who stole a fortune from a Flushing pharmacy
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A bandit swiped a bundle of cash from a pharmacy in Flushing during a daring armed heist on Sunday morning, according to police. Law enforcement sources said the robbery occurred at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 inside the Rite Aid located at 27-07 on Francis Lewis Blvd. in the Auburndale section of the neighborhood.   Authorities said […]

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Flushing Bank branch and a big lot on Northern Boulevard sold for big bucks
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The site of a bank and its parking lot in Flushing has been sold for a whopping $36 million, and it could make way for redevelopment. Located at 144-51 Northern Blvd., the site includes two lots totaling 36,889 square feet. The location currently houses a branch of Flushing Bank, a second-story office space, and a private lot. […]

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These two sections of Queens will be sprayed Tuesday as city’s war on Zika virus continues
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Pesticide-spraying trucks will once again be making the rounds through two areas of Queens on Tuesday night as the city continues its effort to kill mosquitoes and curb any potential outbreaks of the Zika virus. The spraying is scheduled to take place from 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Aug. 23, to 6 a.m. the following morning […]

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Official public hearing on Maspeth homeless shelter set to take place on August 31
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City officials will formally present plans to open a homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth during a public hearing that Community Board 5 (CB 5) scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31. The session will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Knockdown Center, located at 52-19 Flushing Ave., at the corner […]

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