Participatory budgeting for District 26 to begin Thursday
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Residents in Woodside, Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside will get a chance to decide how more than $1 million in capital discretionary funding will be used to improve their communities. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting a kickoff party to celebrate the second year of participatory budgeting in his district. Last year, $1.5 million […]

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First Queens Citi Bike station debuts in LIC
THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

A longtime dream for Long Island City residents finally came true as Citi Bike made its grand entrance into the neighborhood and Queens for the first time. Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike, the Department of Transportation and local elected officials and leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the borough’s first-ever Citi Bike […]

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Urinating man caught with handgun, pot in Laurelton
Photo courtesy of 113th Precinct

A man caught urinating in public by officers from the 113th Precinct was arrested for more than just releasing his bladder. Police found the suspect urinating between two parked cars on 231st Street in Laurelton on Saturday at 1:45 a.m. The suspect was ordered not to move and, as he turned around, officers from the […]

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Cops seek man who slashed woman at Queensbridge Houses
Photos courtesy of NYPD

Police released on Thursday morning images of a man wanted for slashing a 19-year-old woman during a dispute inside the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City earlier this month. Authorities said the assault occurred at 8:20 p.m. on July 7 inside an apartment house on 10th Street, south of 41st Avenue. According to police, the victim […]

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Five-alarm inferno in Queens Village amid stormy weather
Photo via Twitter/@FDNY

Updated Monday, June 1, 11:24 a.m. Firefighters battled a five-alarm inferno at a Queens Village commercial building Sunday night amid wild weather that caused street closures borough-wide due to flooding. According to the FDNY, the blaze broke out at about 6:30 p.m. on the ground floor of the warehouse located in the area of 218th Street and […]

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