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1 hr ago | Crain's New York Business

New tour navigates Long Island City eateries

A new three-hour culinary jaunt through Long Island City is giving visitors a taste of the neighborhood's best offerings. The brainchild of two Queens natives, "Local Finds: Queens Food Tours" gives participants a chance to sample six of Long Island City's most unique restaurants during a mile-and-a-half stroll that also offers a slice of the neighborhood's industrial past and present-day transformation.

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5 hrs ago | Architect Online

An Ode to Breuer's Brutalist Whitney as the Museum Relocates to its New Downtown Hub

Long before I knew or cared that the Marcel Breuer-designed Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was an architectural masterpiece, long before the term "Brutalist" entered my vocabulary, I loved it. As a teenager from the suburbs, I stumbled upon it, and came to think of it as my museum, a place where I could attend screenings of obscure movies that no one else I knew would possibly want to see.

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9 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Teacher accused of sex with students gets psychiatric treatment, lawyer says

Joy Morsi, 39, who allegedly had sex with two teenage boys who attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, missed a court appearance because she was being tested for psychiatric disorder, her attorney said. She is due back in court Oct. 6. The Queens gym teacher accused of bedding two 16-year-old students is having her head tested, it was revealed Monday.

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10 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Exhibition looks at genius of Brooklyn carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century.

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14 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Messianic and Kiruv missionaries to rumble in Brooklyn

A mezuzah hangs on the doorframe of a certain three-story gray building in Midwood, a heavily Orthodox section of Brooklyn. The structure is neither a synagogue, nor a traditional Jewish center.

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18 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Woman hurt diving from illegal van

A woman leaped from this dollar van after cops tried to pull it over for operating illegally. The van driver was arrested.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Newsday

Full R train service returns after early finish to Sandy repairs

The R train is back in full force Monday as of 6 a.m. and will start carrying riders between Brooklyn and Manhattan now that work on the underwater tunnel damaged during Superstorm Sandy is complete before schedule. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the return of full R train service Sunday at the Whitehall Street station, the last stop on the line that ran from Queens through Manhattan since work... The R train is back in full force Monday as of 6 a.m. and will start carrying riders between Brooklyn and Manhattan now that work on the underwater tunnel damaged during Superstorm Sandy is complete before schedule.

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New York Post

Battle splinters church over elderly pastor's secret $4M stash

The congregation of the Burns Memorial Church in Queens, which is named after Rev. Thomas Burns , is splintered over a money battle.

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Newsday

250 rally against jet noise, fuel odor from LaGuardia, JFK airports

About 250 people rallied Sunday against noise from jets landing and taking off at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, complaining that their quality of life also has been affected by the smell of airplane fuel. Elected officials, including Rep. Steve Israel , called for reduced noise levels deemed acceptable and additional noise abatement programs by the Port Authority of New York... About 250 people rallied Sunday against noise from jets landing and taking off at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, complaining that their quality of life also has been affected by the smell of airplane fuel.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

New York Daily News

Jailed-for-life cop killer still has hero's bullet in his shoulder

On a summer morning 40 years ago, Hank Schmiemann kissed his wife goodbye and set off from Middle Village, Queens, to catch the subway to his job in Manhattan. He had a suit-and-tie gig at Police Headquarters as an inspectional services administrator, insulated from the danger that many cops face each workday.

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The Miami Herald

A family faces quiet desperation in Queens in 'We Are Not Ourselves'

Matthew Thomas' first novel is an epic of small events. By that I don't mean its story is insignificant but quotidian: the particular struggles of the day-to-day.

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MyFoxNY

Housing activists protest Airbnb

You've probably seen Airbnb commercials extolling the benefits of homeowners renting out their houses or apartments to out-of-town guests for a fee. Sharing is caring feel-good commercials.

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Examiner.com

History of Roof Gardens

The landscape design of the Villa of the Mysteries preserved from Pompeii, AD 79 shows an entranceway which led to the peristyle, followed by the atrium and an extensive terraced gardens surrounded the villa on three non-entrance sides. The desire to create an aerial oasis recreationally at the Villa of the Mysteries could possibly be the same as at a firehouse 2,000 years later.

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New York Daily News

The man, 24, was loading a motorcycle into a truck when a vehicle...

A 24-year-old man was tragically struck by a car and killed Friday as he and his pals loaded a motorcycle onto the back of their truck in Queens, police sources said. The victim and his three friends were trying to put the disabled bike onto their red pickup truck parked on the side of Rockaway Blvd. near Brookville Blvd. in Brookville just before 7 p.m. when a maroon vehicle plowed into them.

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LongIsland.com

Fireworks by Grucci Celebrates The Star Spangled Banner's 200th...

Long Island's own Fireworks by Grucci will be crafting a massive display above Fort McHenry to celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Fireworks by Grucci, a world-class fireworks production and design company based out of Bellport , will be putting on a massive show to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of , were penned in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British during the War of 1812.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

New York Daily News

A loud call for quieter skies in Queens

Queens residents say an increase in flights from both LaGuardia Airport and JFK Airport causes horrible levels of airplane noise. Lawmakers, Queens Quiet Skies and other civic groups are holding a rally on Sunday at Cunningham Park at 1 p.m. to bring more attention to the issue.

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New York Daily News

City set to spray to reduce West Nile virus threat in Queens

As West Nile virus season heats up, the city is spraying pesticides to reduce the number of mosquitoes who carry the virus. People can contract the virus from a mosquito bite.

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Newsday

Official: Death of Marine at Rikers Island due to hyperthermia

In this March 12, 2014, file photo, Alma Murdough, left, and her daughter Cheryl Warner hold a photo of Murdough's son, Jerome Murdough, at her home in the Queens borough of New York. The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accident on Friday.

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StreetsBlog.org

Queens CB 2 Endorses Long Island City Pedestrian Upgrades

DOT has a plan to make it safer to walk near Court Square and Queens Plaza in Long Island City. Hunter and Crescent Streets between Queens Plaza South and 44th Drive form a triangle of sorts, in an area dotted with bus and train connections, including the Court Square subway station, which serves as a stop on the 7, E, G, and M lines.

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DNAInfo.com

Embattled Queens Library President Put on Paid Leave

The embattled head of the Queens Public Library was put on leave Thursday night after a months-long conflict with elected officials and a series of investigations into the institution's spending. The decision from the library's board comes amid a series of ongoing investigations by the FBI and the city's Department of Investigation probing construction spending at the library.

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