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The congregation of the Burns Memorial Church in Queens, which is named after Rev. Thomas Burns , is splintered over a money battle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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