It was a brutal week across Queens as our tops stories include elderly people being beat up by robbers on a Ridgewood train and a famous diner in Maspeth, a son who murdered his mother and dumped her body in a lake, and a Flushing doctor who was charged with manslaughter after a botched abortion killed his patient.
But it wasn’t all bad in the “World’s Borough,” as Glendale hosted the Dine In Queens kickoff event, and we featured a Korean BBQ joint that is making some changes to traditional Korean food.
Here are our top 10 stories from this week:
- Cops were searching for — and cuffed — the man who was caught on video viciously attacking a 66-year-old man on an M train in Ridgewood for his wallet and cellphone.
- It’s official. After months of wondering, it was confirmed that North Shore Farms — a popular Long Island supermarket chain — is coming to the Whitestone Shopping Center to replace the former Waldbaum’s supermarket.
- Six Queens neighborhoods were named to Property Shark’s list of the top 50 priciest neighborhoods in four of the five boroughs.
- A paleo-friendly Korean barbeque restaurant in Long Island City is serving up a delicious twist on traditional Korean food.
- Two dine-and-dashers beat up the elderly owners of Maspeth’s famous Goodfellas Diner when they tried to stop the duo from skipping out on their meal.
- Whitestone and Flushing residents were warned of mail theft scams in their areas, as crooks have been using handmade devices to reach into mailboxes and steal envelopes that contain checks.
- Bayside residents are concerned that this one abandoned house on 49th Avenue is an eyesore and could potentially become a health hazard, and they want it fixed immediately.
- Hundreds of people came out to the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale on Tuesday afternoon for some free food during the Dine In Queens kickoff event.
- A doctor who operates out of a Flushing office is facing manslaughter charges after allegedly causing the death of a 30-year-old patient who bled to death after an abortion procedure.
- A 21-year-old Rego Park man confessed to allegedly beating his mother to death, then bringing her body to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and dumping it into a lake.
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