The MTA is providing increased LIRR service for the 2016 US Open tournament at Flushing Meadows
Photos courtesy of Dominick Totino Photography

Getting to the 2016 U.S. Open just got a little bit easier. The MTA announced that it will be providing extra Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stops at the Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch beginning with the start of U.S. Open qualifying rounds on Tuesday, Aug. 23 through the final championship rounds […]

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Three-alarm blaze wipes out Whitestone’s Strawberry Farms supermarket and other businesses
Photos: Brianna Ellis/QNS

The charred interior of the Strawberry Farms market in Whitestone is all that’s left of the business and several neighboring storefronts after a three-alarm fire on Tuesday night. The Fire Department confirmed that the family-owned supermarket, located at 24-11 150th St. near Willets Point Boulevard, burst into flames at 9:05 p.m. More than 180 firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the raging […]

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Whitestone creepy teacher, subway stations and trains are getting new designs, and 8 other Queens stories
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Dear readers, it has been a long week and we are sad to report that school may not be as safe as it seems. One dirty teacher who worked at a public high school in the Bronx tried to have sex with minors. On the brighter side, you can enjoy a sneak peek of the new […]

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The New York Islanders may be moving on over to Citi Field, sources say
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There’s a chance that New York Mets fans will be sharing their sports enthusiasm with hockey lovers, since the New York Islanders may be moving to Flushing. According to Bloomberg News, the Islanders are in active discussions with the Mets owner Sterling Equities about building a hockey arena next to Citi Field. The Islanders, purchased […]

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Big heroin bust and shut down of beloved New Traditions bar highlight this week’s top stories from Queens
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From the sudden closure of a beloved bar to a daytime gunpoint robbery of a Ridgewood barbershop, this week in Queens has been an interesting one. This week marked the last for the beloved New Traditions Bar, which infamously served underage college kids as well as for a man who was arrested for throwing impromptu parties out of […]

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