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1 hr ago | DNAinfo.com

Queens Moms Start ZUMBA Classes for Parents at Local Schools

Lunch tables were folded up and pushed to the side at P.S. 148 recently as nearly 20 pairs of feet stepped and shimmied along to bachata and reggaeton music, led by enthusiastic instructors who shout out encouragement and instructions in Spanish. The lunchroom at the school on 32nd Avenue has turned into a gym, but it's not the students who are getting a workout - it's moms, grandmas, a bus driver and one dad who stayed around after dropping their kids off at school to do Zumba .

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2 hrs ago | Newsday

Cops: Queens man promised jobs, scammed commuters out of cash

A Queens man was arrested Monday and charged with defrauding commuters he met at the Hempstead bus terminal while posing as a bank employee, police said. Nassau County police said Dominick Stewart, 25, of 170-30 130th Ave., was arrested in Hempstead at 2:47 p.m. after an investigation by Hempstead Village police, Nassau Third Squad and Crimes Against Property Squad detectives.

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5 hrs ago | Crain's New York Business

TF Cornerstone reaches $1.4B, 3K-unit milestone

TF Cornerstone reached 100% occupancy in its final building along a stretch of Long Island City, Queens, waterfront this week, signaling the end of a $1.4 billion, decade-long effort to add nearly 3,000 residential apartments to the area. The final leases were in 46-10 Center Blvd., the newly opened 585-unit building that is the last of six towers the firm built on 21 acres of former industrial property.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

New York Business.com

Exec pitches Brooklyn, Manhattan skyway

The East River Skyway, proposed by CityRealty's Daniel Levy, would connect Brooklyn to Manhattan via an aerial gondola system. The head of a New York City real estate data and listing site is set to propose Tuesday at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront and into Manhattan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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