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A prostitution hotbed in Ridgewood, ideas for the NY Pavilion and 8 other top stories in Queens from this week

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A prostitution hotbed in Ridgewood, car crash fatalities and ideas on how to reimagine the NY Pavilion were among the top stories this week across the “World’s Borough.”

The corner of Starr Street and Cypress Avenue at the Ridgewood/Bushwick border has been a known hotbed for prostitution for nearly 30 years, even as the area grows and changes. Even with a bottomless well of arrests, the area continues to see illegal prostitution activity.

Two cars parked next to an abandoned house in Flushing pose a fire threat to the neighborhood, according to a local politician. Community members, elected officials and city employees rallied on Tuesday, July 5, to remove the vehicles before a terrible incident takes place.

Here are the top 10 stories of this week from around Queens:

  1. One corner on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border has seen prostitution for nearly three decades, and the illegal activity continues even after multitudes of arrests.
  2. Neighbors, elected officials and city employees rallied to remove two cars parked next to an abandoned house in Flushing because they pose a fire threat.
  3. Police are looking for two men who entered Amazing Relaxing Asian Bodywork at 37-16 Broadway in Astoria and robbed three customers at gunpoint on Friday, July 1.
  4. Fifty buildings on Myrtle Avenue between Seneca and Onderdonk avenues in Ridgewood were left without power for several hours on Tuesday, July 5, before Con Edison crews restored service.
  5. A local elected official is looking to make Cooper Avenue in Glendale safer, and provide residents with more parking spots by switching the side of the street were cars can park.
  6. A 22-year-old man died last week after losing control over his car and crashing on the Cross Island Parkway in Whitestone.
  7. Bell Plaza Sports Club, located at 45-58 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, has closed down after 30 years in the neighborhood.
  8. People from all over the world submitted their ideas on how to re-envision the New York State Pavilion with proposals such as a high line walk to the top of the Pavilion, turning it into a brewery, and making it a global theater.
  9. A 76-year-old woman from Glendale died on Tuesday, July 5, from injuries she suffered after being struck by a car at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood.
  10. Resorts World Casino is getting a $400M expansion including a new hotel and convention center.

Be sure to check out QNS.com for all of the latest news from around Queens.

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