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36 min ago | DNAInfo.com
Two Astoria-born brothers who run farmers markets in the summer and supply produce to Queens eateries like Vesta Trattoria and M. Wells Dinette are getting into the holiday business this winter, selling regionally-sourced Christmas trees - complete with home delivery.
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
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4 hrs ago | The Village Voice
Fengluan Qin, a 50-year-old from Queens, pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing thousand of dollars from elderly Chinese women.
Three men were arraigned Thursday on robbery and other charges after Hempstead Village police tracked them down when a local gas station was robbed, Nassau police said.
Rep. Joseph Crowley introduced the Silent Skies bill to Congress this week, a motion that would require the country's commercial airplanes to keep noise levels down.
Twenty-three people died in New York City traffic in October, and 4,830 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [ PDF ].
Kisook Ahn was coming home from a long shift at the Sunshine Children's Home and Rehab Center when she was killed when a Metro-North train derailed in Spuyten-Duyvil in the Bronx on Sunday, Dec. 1. Ahn, a 35-year old Queens resident, was one of four victims of the train derailment that also killed Cortlandt resident James Ferrari.
A sickly 58-year-old man was found bound and fatally beaten Wednesday in his studio apartment in Queens, cops said.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying and tracking down a burglar who stole $5,000 from a Queens clothing store last month.
Family and friends are remembering Kisook Ahn, who was one of four people killed in Sunday's Metro-North derailment.
In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, the 80-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 80th annual lighting ceremony in New York.
Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz shows of some self-defense moves on the NY subway. Gary Moskowitz , a rabbi and sensei teaching martial arts to Orthodox children in Flushing, Queens, thinks religious intolerance has little if nothing to do with the fact that a large proportion of recent "knockout game" attacks victims have been Orthodox Jews.
John Collins a QPTV producer and director who headed up the project accepting an award for the series "Understanding Mental Health."
The great Hungarian-American illusionist Ehrich Weiss, better known as Harry Houdini, marveled his audience in the early 1900's with never-before-seen magic tricks and a mysterious connection with the world of spirits and straightjackets.
". . . sometimes different cities follow one another on the same site and under the same name, born and dying without knowing one another, without communication among themselvesa The old postcards do not depict Maurilia as it was, but a different city which, by chance, was called Maurilia, like this one."