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Police on the scene in Astoria, Queens where a car plunged into the water. (Credit:CBS 2)

East Elmhurst Community Mourns Loss Of 4 After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek

The victims were identified as Darius Fletcher, 21; Jada Monique-Butts, 19; Crystal Gravely, 19; and Jaleel Furtado, 20. All of the victims were from East Elmhurst, Queens.

04/05/2014

NYPD Boat

5 Pulled From Water After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek In Queens

Rescue crews pulled five people from the water late Friday, after a car plunged into the Steinway Creek off the East River in Queens.

04/04/2014

Queens Luring Suspect

Police Arrest Suspect In Queens Attempted Luring

Houshang Hakimi is charged with acting in a manner injuring a child less than 17 years old and failure to report a change of address as a sex offender.

03/11/2014

Police are looking for a man who they say tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his SUV in Astoria, Queens on Wednesday March 5, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Release Sketch Following Attempted Luring Of Child In Astoria

The New York Police Department has released a sketch of the man who they say tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his sport utility vehicle on 49th Street and Ditmars Boulevard on Wednesday.

03/07/2014

Queens Luring Suspect

Police On The Hunt For Suspect Who Tried To Lure Girl Into SUV In Queens

Police Thursday night were asking the public to help them in the search for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his sport-utility vehicle in Queens.

03/06/2014

Astoria, Queens apartments. Police are urging residents to lock windows following a rash of fire escape burglaries. (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Told To Lock Windows Following Fire Escape Burglary Spree

Since mid-November, the NYPD reports 39 fire escape break-ins in the heart of the Queens community – from 33rd to 47th streets and 30th to 31st Avenue.

03/04/2014

Suspect sought in connection with attempted rape in Astoria. (credit: NYPD)

Suspect Sought In Queens Attempted Rape

A 22-year-old woman was walking on 30th Avenue in Astoria around 3:25 a.m. Sunday when the suspect approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground, police said.

02/27/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Spots for Arepas

At the heart of Venezuelan cooking is the humble arepa, a dense cornmeal cake that can be filled or topped or dipped or eaten plain. The restaurants listed below serve some of the best arepas in the city.

02/12/2014

Overflowing garbage can in Astoria, Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Call On City To Add Garbage Pickup As Trash Piles Up

“We used to have three pickups a day here in Astoria. We are down to one,” New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents the area, said.

01/31/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Bloody Marys

Summer nights are meant for fun and friends, but when you’ve had a little too much fun you may find yourself calling those same friends for some hangover brunch du jour. Here’s where to go for the […]

12/30/2013

New backlot at Kaufman Studios (Credit: Carol D'Auria, 1010 WINS)

Lights, Camera, Action: Astoria Welcomes New Outdoor Film Lot

A portion of 35th Avenue in Astoria has been blocked off with gates for what’s being called The Backlot at Kaufman Studios.

12/03/2013

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Prosecutors: NYPD Officer, 2 Others Extorted $24,000 From Astoria Restaurant Owner

NYPD officer Besnik Llakatura was caught on wiretap joking about how he “taxes” the local businesses, prosecutors said.

12/03/2013

Police are looking for this man in connection with a burglary at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Astoria, Queens, on Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Faith Remains Strong For Queens Church Leaders After Burglary

The suspect was caught on surveillance video walking into Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Astoria around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

11/08/2013

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New York’s 4 Best Bars For Fall And Winter 2014

Try one these new bars for Fall 2013. Grab some friends and enjoy craft brews and delicious bites.

10/29/2013

Wheel Thefts

Rash Of Thefts Targeting Car Wheels Plagues NYC

Some New Yorkers have been waking up to find the wheels missing from their cars, and owners of foreign models have been the most frequent targets.

10/09/2013

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