It has been a busy week in the “World’s Borough” as cops shut down a massage parlor in Bayside for getting a little too “handsy” with their customers, a hit television show filmed in Ridgewood and Maspeth, and the very first Queens Hip-Hop Festival is coming to Astoria this weekend.
Here are the top 10 stories this week from across Queens.
- In what is becoming a trend in Queens, cops closed down Bling Bling Body Care, a massage parlor located at 39-25 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, for allegedly offering patrons some shady services.
- Police released video of a suspect who grabbed a woman’s butt and blew her kisses before getting on a bus on Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street in Flushing earlier this month.
- There is a massive protest march planned for this weekend in Astoria, demanding the closure of Rikers Island, with hundreds of people, including celebrities, elected officials and community leaders, expected to attend.
- A Catholic elementary school in Middle Village has adopted the Academy model this year, and has appointed a new principal to lead them into the future.
- The installation of the long-awaited pedestrian plaza at the deadly Myrtle-Wyckoff intersection in Ridgewood is set to begin this month, and should be operational by October.
- An Astoria resident is hosting the inaugural Queens Hip-Hop Festival, where the borough’s musical history will be on display.
- NBC’s hit television show “The Blacklist” filmed scenes for the upcoming fourth season in Ridgewood and Maspeth on Friday.
- All of Queens was on high alert this week before cops apprehended the Chelsea bombing suspect in New Jersey.
- QNS profiled the family that has owned and operated Empire Market butcher in College point for nearly 100 years.
- A loud boom was heard over south Queens this week, leading people to believe it was an explosion, but it was F-22 fighter jets escorting Air Force One.
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