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2 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

City Says It's Close to Finding New Homes for Three Charters

Students entering Success Academy 4 in Harlem. They were expecting to go to a middle school inside another local school, but the de Blasio administration blocked that co-location.


6 hrs ago | LiveScience

How Cold Was Winter? Starving Rats Ate Trees

Rich Hallett of the U.S. Forest Service examines trees damaged by rats in Queens, New York City, in April 2014.


10 hrs ago | WABC 7

Brooklyn burglar caught on video cashing in lotto tickets in Queens

Police are searching for a burglar who gained access to a Brooklyn convenience store by cutting a hole in the roof.


14 hrs ago | Billboard

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Faulkner Debut 'NY Anthem...

Every NFL draft hopeful needs a solid theme tune, and who better to perform it than RZA from Wu-Tang Clan and rock band Faulkner? The mastermind producer teamed up with the California alt-rock quartet to create the new collaboration single "NY Anthem," which debuted on ESPN's "Draft Academy" on Tuesday.


18 hrs ago | NY1

Improvements Planned for Busy Queens Transit Corridor

Queens is the only borough that doesn't yet have speedier Select Bus Service lines, but that could be changing, as some improvements are planned for a busy transit corridor that runs the length of the borough.


Tue Apr 22, 2014


State Senator Wants Investigation Into Emergency Response to Fatal Queens Fire

A state senator is calling for an impartial investigation into the emergency response to a fire that left two young children dead this past weekend.



Airbnb fights NY attorney general's subpoena

Renting out someone's apartment is an easy way to get an inexpensive place to stay if you're a tourist, and cheaper and more convenient than most hotels.



Queens Chef Wins Reality Show

Chef Tomica "Tom" Burke was the winner of Food Network 's Cutthroat Kitchen. Tom is the owner of a catering company Tom Cookery: New Comfort Cuisine & Catering.


The Village Voice

How the Queens Kickshaw Owners Built an Astoria Gathering Space

When married couple Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler began plotting The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria, they wanted simply to arm the neighborhood with good coffee.



Re: Kerbit Dixon Verdict: Judge Breaks Down After Sentencing Pedophile | News One

Queens, N.Y., Supreme Court Judge Richard L. Buchter broke down in tears after sentencing a former housing court officer and assistant girls basketball coach Kerbet Dixon to at least 25 1/3 years behind bars for sexually abusing two young relatives in 2008 and 2009, according to the New York Daily News .


New York Post

Restaurants take extreme measures to cope with lime crisis

Justin Noel, owner of Greenwich Village cocktail bar Sweetwater Social, was packing up supplies from a liquor industry event the other day, when he caught sight of an unattended box filled with valuables.


WNYC-AM New York

Earth Day Family Meeting: Let's Fix This Mess

Students at the Robert E. Peary School in Queens took on the issue of climate change for their table project.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

Women's Wear Daily

Queens Museum Mounting Andy Warhol Exhibit

An exhibit that revisits the scandal at the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, N.Y., opens Saturday, in conjunction with the fair's 50th anniversary.


New York Daily News

Fire erupts in commercial building in Queens

The blaze, which started on the third floor of a four-story building on 37th Ave. at the corner of 75th St. in Jackson Heights, was reported around 6:11 p.m. Monday.



A Proposal to Link Brooklyn and Queens Waterfronts via Streetcar

The streetcar is an underused resource in New York City's vast transportation network, but its uniqueness would make it a useful and popular attraction for locals and visitors alike.



FDNY: Child Playing with Lighter Sparked Fatal Queens Fire

Investigators say a child playing with a lighter sparked a deadly fire in Queens over the weekend that killed two small children.



For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke

"You were a minority when you came to this country. Things seemed to have worked out for you."



Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers.


Northern Michigan News

She sold Belgian waffles at the 1964 World's Fair

The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs, global cuisine and foodie websites.


Daily Mail

Ex-cop Kevin Canty accused of killing wife said he would 'kill this b**** one day'

Would YOU be underwater if the polar caps melted? New map reveals what our planet would look like if sea levels rose by 260ft Runaway teenager hides in wheel well of jetliner and survives flying more than five hours by HIBERNATING from California to Hawaii after fleeing parents 'Unforgivable, murderous acts': South Korean President slams captain in ... (more)



Fire Warning for Queens County was issued at April 23 at 7:53PM EDT


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