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Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Missing Queens Teen Was Last Seen Leaving School On Friday

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen at 12:38 on Friday, October 4, leaving the Center Boulevard School on 51 Ave in Long Island City.

10/05/2013

Bedbugs

Report: Bedbugs Found In Health Department Building In Queens

Bedbugs have infested a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene office building in Long Island City, Queens, according to a published report.

09/21/2013

G Train (credit: CBS 2)

Quinn, Councilmen: Give Commuters Other Options During G Train Repairs

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was among the lawmakers Saturday who called on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to make up for the loss of G Train service between Brooklyn and Queens.

08/17/2013

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Movie Producers To Stage Explosions In Long Island City, Queens

Police have advised that explosions will be heard Thursday in the Hunter’s Point district of Long Island City, Queens as part of a movie production project.

08/07/2013

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Traffic (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Fed Up With Apparent Unsafe Dutch Kills Traffic Conditions

Just off of the Queensboro Bridge in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City cars zip by and motorists shout at each other, some cause accidents, others take their driving off-road.

07/25/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Former City Councilman Walter McCaffrey Dies

Former long-serving New York City Councilman Walter McCaffrey has died at the age of 64.

07/10/2013

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Eye On New York: City Council Passes Laws Against NYPD, A New Play Hits Broadway And Mouth Off To Montone

CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer stopped by to explain the measures have veto-proof support.

06/30/2013

Riverside Park (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

The Housing Comeback – How City Life Has Changed

Melissa Kleiner Cohen, a salesperson for Douglas Elliman, said she’s seeing more families deciding to live in the city.

06/26/2013

New map at Worth Street and Mulberry Street - June 24, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Installing New Maps To Help Pedestrians Navigate The Streets

In a recent survey conducted by the Department of Transportation, 10 percent of those polled admitted to being lost in the past week and one out of three didn’t know which way was north.

06/24/2013

A Citi Bike station in Manhattan (file/credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Lawmakers: Bring Citi Bike To Western Queens

The Department of Transportation has 10 sites in Long Island City that it hopes to have up by year’s end, but lawmakers are making a push to speed up the process in order to give residents an alternate mode of transportation.

06/13/2013

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Long Island City’s 5 Best Happy Hour Bars

While Long Island City’s proper name is currently being debated by some, there’s no arguing that the bustling area of Queens is on the rise.

06/03/2013

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Man Charged In Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Claims He’s ‘Not A Criminal’

According to police, businessman Pedro Portugal was bound and burned with acid as captors demanded a $3 million ransom from his family in Quito, Ecuador.

05/26/2013

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Accomplices In Brutal Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Flee The Country

NYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.

05/23/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Report: Over $150,000 Worth Of Cleanse Drinks Stolen From Queens Facility

Police on Sunday were in search of a thief whole stole over $150,000 worth of cleanse drinks from the BluePrint juice facility in Long Island City, Queens, according to a published report.

05/05/2013

WLNY's Toni Senecal went on an urban adventure in Long Island City. (Credit WLNY)

Toni On! New York: An Urban Adventure In Long Island City

This week WLNY’s Toni Senecal went on an urban adventure in Long Island City. She stopped by the Fun Factory, Little Oven, and New York’s only beach beer garden, among other places.

04/13/2013

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