Flushing has one of the highest chronic hepatitis-B rates in the city, report finds
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More than 100,000 New Yorkers are infected with hepatitis B, and a large number of those battling the liver disease reside in Flushing. According to a city Health Department report released this week, Flushing has the second-highest rate of hepatitis B cases in the city, trailing only Sunset Park in Brooklyn, which has 744.8 cases per […]

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MAJOR FUN ALERT: Dive into these top 10 outdoor pools in Queens this summer!
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If you’re sick of sizzling in the summer sun, why resist taking a dip in a cool and cleanly pool? Skip out on the sand and dive head first into some of the best outdoor pools in Queens. Five Freebies The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers free outdoor pools that are set to open […]

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UPDATE: Howard Beach Dunkin Donuts robber also linked to two other heists in Flushing and Forest Hills
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UPDATED May 27, 9:35 a.m. This robber ran on Dunkin’ — and Carvel ice cream, too. A knife-wielding robber who held up a Dunkin Donuts shop in Howard Beach on Wednesday night hit two other eateries in Queens earlier this month, according to police. The most recent stickup occurred at 11:55 p.m. on May 25 inside the […]

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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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