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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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DNAInfo.com

Kids Can Ride in a Bike 'Rodeo' at Jackson Heights Street Fair

Kids can ride through an obstacle-filled "bike rodeo" course at a festival this weekend that celebrates city cycling while pushing to create safer streets. The Safer Greener Streets Fair will be held Saturday, Sept.

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ABC Action News

GALLERY: Nation reflects 13 years after 9/119 mins ago

A single rose marks one of the names on the North Pool during memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2014in New York City. Members of the New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York and Port Authority Police Department carry an American flag past one of the reflecting pools at the beginning of the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2014 in New York City.

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Wall Street Journal

Old, New Buildings Draw Crowds to Dutch Kills

The industrial Dutch Kills neighborhood, part of sprawling Long Island City in Queens, has long been a concrete-heavy stop of last resort for those fleeing the pricier boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The area, once a sleepy 17th-century Dutch farming community settled around a "kill," or stream, has historically been a bleak mixture of warehouses, auto body shops and rail yards, with a sprinkle of single-family homes, built up around the Queensboro Plaza transiaptsandlofts.com hub.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Six Saks Fifth Avenue employees went on a months-long $400,000 shopping spree with customers' credit cards at the fashionable store, according to a criminal report. The Saks employees worked out an elaborate scheme that fraudulently used the credit cards of at least 22 customers to buy hundreds of pairs of designer shoes and handbags, including many that were found by police last week in the alleged ringleader's apartment in Queens, N.Y. The criminal complaint alleges that Tamara Williams, 36, stole customers' credit card data from the store computers and then shared the information with five sales associates.

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StreetsBlog.org

NYC: What's Next for Select Bus Service in New York?

Last night, Streetsblog and the New York Transit Museum hosted a discussion on the future of Bus Rapid Transit in New York. Mayor de Blasio has pledged to implement "world-class" BRT , and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg has promised a stepped-up timetable for expansion of Select Bus Service, New York's brand of enhanced bus.

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NYC: NYPD Does Not Apply Vision Zero Law in Fatal Elmhurst Crosswalk Collision

Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard at 80th Street in Elmhurst. The red arrow represents the movement of the driver and the white arrow the movement of the victim, according to information released by NYPD.

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Glendale Register

Queens Quiet Skies to host rally protesting plane noise

Queens Quiet Skies, a local group fighting the changes made by the FAA they say are the reason behind the increase in plane noise and pollution across parts of Queens and Nassau County, are holding a rally on Sunday, September, 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Cunningham Park at Union Turnpike and 196th Street. "The more we can tell them how upset we are, the more likely they will help us with what we are trying to do," said Bob Whitehair, the vice president with Queens Quiet Skies, of the rally's intent to influence local elected officials.

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