A pair of pedophiles in Flushing, daring bank robbers get snagged, and 8 other top stories from Queens
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There was a lot of crime committed and several arrests were made this week in Queens, including the three men who broke into a Rego Park bank through the roof and took over $4 million in valuables from safety deposit boxes, while two pedophiles preyed on children at the same playground in Flushing. However, there […]

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Five fun ways to beat the heat in Queens this weekend
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As the dog days of summer are official upon us, check out these five fun ways to cool off all around Queens! 1. Take a swim! The best way to beat the heat in the “World’s Borough” is to head for Astoria Park Pool, located at 19th Street and 23rd Drive, in Astoria. Astoria Park […]

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Family of drowned autistic student receives $2.7M in wrongful death lawsuit settlement
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Almost three years after 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo was found dead, New York City will pay the family $2.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. In October 2013, an autistic student, Oquendo vanished from Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found washed up on a beach in College Point, nine miles away […]

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The Last Word, new speakeasy cocktail lounge in Astoria, will pay homage to neighborhood hardware store
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The craft cocktail scene in Astoria will soon have a new addition when The Last Word opens on Aug. 16. The speakeasy-style cocktail lounge, located at 31-30 Ditmars Blvd., will be headed by Astoria resident Tommy Demaras, who also owns Maiella in Long Island City. Demaras has partnered with bartender Padraig O’Brien, who has worked at The Raines Law […]

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After demolition, a mixed-use building will replace former Chelsea Coffee House in Bayside
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Chelsea Coffee House that once stood on the Bell Boulevard in Bayside is now a shell of its old self. Demolition of the building is planned and a new three-story, three-unit mixed-use building will be erected in its place. The building located at 42-07 Bell Blvd., currently owned by Parker Greenfield LLC, received full demolition permits already back in 2014. Nick […]

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