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16 min ago | DNAinfo.com

City to Unveil New Safety Measures at Boat Launches In Wake Of Boys' Deaths

The city will announce new safety measures at its boat launches on Friday, Aug. 22 in the wake of the deaths of two 13-year-old cousins who drowned in the Bronx River by Starlight Park in June.

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4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Car Fire Erupts On Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

CBS New York Traffic reported the car was on fire on the upper level of the bridge on the Queens-bound side.

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5 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Ticketing For Dangerous Driving Up in (Almost) Every NYC Neighborhood

Almost every precinct in the city is writing more tickets for the most dangerous moving violations, according to a WNYC analysis of data from the New York Police Department.

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9 hrs ago | All About Jazz

Take Five With Rhenda Fearrington

Meet Rhenda Fearrington: Rhenda Fearrington is considered New York Soul in the Heart of Philly Jazz, which produces a warm and soulful presentation when singing from the Great American Songbook.

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13 hrs ago | Newsday

Belvedere Castle in Central Park was erected in

Manhattan isn't just a city of skyscrapers, brownstones and industrial complexes.

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17 hrs ago | Newsday

A way to bring transparency to Rikers

New York City has reportedly agreed to pay $2.75 million to the family of Ronald Spear, who died while at Rikers Island.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Greenpoint Gazette

First Set of "Brooklyn Made," Products Announced

On Tuesday morning, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced its first round of "Brooklyn Made," products - a range of items awarded varying degrees of certification - Gold, Silver, and Bronze - based on the percentage of production, the amount of product development, and the amount of product assembly that took place in the borough, as ... (more)

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New York Daily News

Queens hoteliers claim prominent pastor tried to extort them

Reps from the new Howard Johnson hotel in Long Island City claim that Bishop Taylor threatened them and tried to shake them down for money.

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DNAinfo.com

Sunnyside Is Named Queens' First 'Bike Friendly' Business District

Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives is dubbing the neighborhood its newest "Bike Friendly Business District," the first in Queens to get the designation, which recognizes areas with a proliferation of business owners who encourage cycling as a way to get around, and especially to shop.

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NY1

Adventure Course Tests Problem-Solving Skills in Queens

If you're looking for an outdoor activity with a little adventure, you can go to Queens for a workout that's far more than just a walk in the park.

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NY1

Ahead of U.S. Open, Queens Qualifies as The Place to Be

The U.S. Open starts on Monday, but the qualifying rounds this week also draw tennis fans from all around the world to Queens.

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Refinery 29

Drake Floats Above NYC, Breaks Hearts With Dating Rumors

Tuesday night, Drake joined Lil Wayne on stage at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY.

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Wall Street Journal

The Woman in White

To complement the James Lee Byars retrospective now on display at the Museum of Modern Art's PS1 outpost in Long Island City, Queens, MoMA is presenting five of the American-born artist's performance works at its main New York venue.

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Newsday

Queens man fatally shot in parked car, suspect arrested, police say

Police say a 55-year-old man was shot in the chest as he sat in a parked car in Jamaica, Queens.

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India.com

Former Democratic Leader From New York Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

The political career of a serial candidate from Queens, New York, may be over with a Manhattan federal court finding the Democrat guilty of obstructing justice Aug. 11. The court found Albert Baldeo, an attorney and politician of Indo-Guyanese descent, guilty of tampering with witnesses during the investigation of his alleged campaign fraud by the ... (more)

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Newsday

Drake and Lil Wayne take rap battle to new level in Queens concert

In Nassau closed due to accident on Meadowbrook Pkwy SB between Merrick Rd/M9 and Loop Pky/M10 in Jones Beach In Nassau closed due to accident on Meadowbrook Pkwy SB between Merrick Rd/M9 and Loop Pky/M10 in Jones Beach In Lindenhurst road construction.

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Newsday

DA: Joseph Caleca charged with hate crimes after hitting, dragging Sandeep Singh in Queens

A Setauket man who yelled "anti-Muslim" remarks at another man before running him over with his pickup truck in Queens is facing hate crime charges, authorities said Tuesday.

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New York Daily News

Blind rapper will kick off first Queens Day festival

Rapper Derek Anderson, who is blind, will perform at the first-ever Queens Day festival hosted by the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

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New York Daily News

Beloved Queens pharmacy destroyed in fire will reopen down the block

Frank Buonagurio, 60, says he's excited to open his new pharmacy so close to his old one.

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Library Journal

NYC Mayor Appoints First Replacement for Dismissed Queens Trustees

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on August 12 appointed Jukay Hsu , founder of the community development organization Coalition for Queens , to the Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees.

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