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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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Rip Van Winkle & Ichabod Crane: Visit The Region That Inspired The Characters

Author Washington Irving is best known for writing two mystical tales of fiction. Both took place in an area in Upstate New York which some call the most haunted place on earth.

07/08/2013

Turkey Protest

New Yorkers Watch Anxiously As Violence Rages In Turkey

Thousands of nervous New Yorkers have been keeping an eye on violence flaring in Turkey, with worries mounting about their friends and family.

06/03/2013

Flat Tire Con Men

Police Search For Thieves Targeting Drivers With Flat Tires In Queens

Police Tuesday were asking for the public’s help in finding three suspects wanted in connection with 12 different thefts in Queens.

03/05/2013

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Multicultural St. Pat’s For All Parade Held In Queens

An early St. Patrick’s Day was held in Queens Sunday, by a group that says the Fifth Avenue Parade set to take to the street in about two weeks is not inclusive.

03/03/2013

Ben Wheeler Memorial

Sunnyside Gathers To Pay Tribute To Newtown Victim Ben Wheeler

Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre victim Ben Wheeler was remembered Tuesday evening in his old neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens.

12/18/2012

Queens beating victim Lou Rispoli (credit: Handout)

Queens Beating Victim Taken Off Life Support; Public’s Help Sought In Finding Suspects

Rispoli’s friend and Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said Rispoli was not robbed in the attack, and urged anyone who may have seen the assault to come forward. Police have not yet determined a motive for the attack.

10/25/2012

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2 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Queens

Anna Karapetian said she’ll never forget the horrible scene she witnessed Thursday morning as her 37-year-old neighbor, Jennifer Cale, lay dying inside her Sunnyside apartment across the hall.

08/30/2012

A pigeon (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Councilman Take Aim At Pooping Pigeons Along Sidewalks Under 7 Train

In response to constituents complaining about droppings scattered about on the sidewalks under 7 Train stations, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has spearheaded an effort combat the problem.

07/11/2012

Mike Novak

Heroic Queens Man Chases Off Easter Sunday Sexual Assault Suspect

Because of Mike Novak, his street in Sunnyside is a bit safer. On Sunday morning at around 5:45, as his wife, a nurse, was about to leave for work, Novak, who was in bed, heard commotion outside.

04/09/2012

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Queens Girl Becomes The New Voice Of ‘Dora The Explorer’

The voice of child model Fatima Ptacek, 11, the daughter of a retired NYPD detective and an accountant from Ecuador, debuted on the show this week.

01/30/2012

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road with a new concourse underneath Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows construction underway on September 19, 2011. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin)

Key Part Of MTA’s East Access Project Fast-Tracked

The $7.4 billion mega project has been plagued with delays and far-off completion date, putting it on the back burner in the minds of many commuters.

01/26/2012

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Commuters Balk As DOT Changes Parking Regulations In Sunnyside

Local residents say commuters come in from Long Island and hog up the spots along Queens Boulevard for 12 hours and then hop onto the 7 train into the city.

09/29/2011

Sunnyside, Staten Island (Photo/CBS 2)

S.I. Man Dead In Possible Tenant-Landlord Dispute

A property owner is being questioned by police after a tragic shooting death, which may have been spurred by a tenant-landlord dispute, on Staten Island.

09/24/2010

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