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Check out our top ten stories of the week!

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An Astoria resident is hosting the inaugural Queens Hip-Hop Festival, where the borough’s musical history will be on display.
  7. NBC’s hit television show “The Blacklist” filmed scenes for the upcoming fourth season in Ridgewood and Maspeth on Friday.
  8. All of Queens was on high alert this week before cops apprehended the Chelsea bombing suspect in New Jersey.
  9. QNS profiled the family that has owned and operated Empire Market butcher in College point for nearly 100 years.
  10. 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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