Law & Order in Ridgewood, rifle altercation in Howard Beach and 8 more stories in Queens

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The stars of Law & Order: SVU visited Queens this week to film a fake hostage scene while real crime occurred around the borough.

In Howard Beach, two construction workers got into a verbal dispute when one of them pulled out a rifle from his home and threatened to blow his co-worker’s brains out.

A five-alarm blaze in an Elmhurst apartment building displaced dozens of families and injured several firefighters. Police arrested a contractor who left an open flame near combustible material in the seven-story building, causing the fire.

In lighter news, a Glendale chef will celebrate 4/20 in Bushwick by serving a Prohibition-style dinner where foodies can enjoy delectable dishes infused with cannabidoil (CBD), a low psychoactive component of cannabis.

Here are the top 10 stores in Queens this week:

Law & Order: SVU filmed a large hostage scene in Ridgewood

Howard Beach construction worker pointed a shotgun at co-worker’s face during argument

New junior high school set to open in College Point at a former Catholic school site

Scores of Elmhurst residents left homeless, 11 firefighters injured after five-alarm inferno

Contractor cuffed on arson charges in wake of five-alarm inferno at Elmhurst apartment house

Bayside school, Whitestone library and NYPD to get nearly $1.4 million in capital funding for upgrades

Man breaks into Ridgewood apartment, beats woman and steals jewelery

Fresh Meadows man arrested for opening and stealing from a Flushing mailbox, cops say

Howard Beach bank robber with coffee ‘bomb’ caught red-handed after dye pack explodes

Chef from Glendale to serve cannabis-infused meals at secret prohibition-style dinner



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