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  1. Thief Trailed 88-Year-Old Man for 10 Miles From Casino Before Mugging HimRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | DNAInfo.com

    A determined ex-con followed an 88-year-old man more than 10 miles from the Resorts World Casino before beating him and robbing him of $1,000, according to police. Gregory Hillman, 58, first spotted the victim after he hit it big in the South Ozone Park casino at 4:10 p.m. on Halloween and tracked him for more than an hour using a shuttle bus, the subway and another bus as the elderly man made his way home, police said.

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  2. Three badly injured after crashing into trailer in QueensRead the original story

    Friday Nov 14 | New York Daily News

    Three people were in serious condition after their car slammed into the back of a tractor trailer in Queens early Friday, police said. The black Volkswagen wedged itself beneath the end of the trailer after it smashed into the rear of the truck at Astoria Blvd. and 111th St. in East Elmhurst around 4:30 a.m., police said.

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  3. Man Robbed of $1,000 in Casino Winnings When Thief Follows Him 10 MilesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | Gawker

    An 88-year-0ld man-bless his heart-was robbed on Halloween night after openly counting out his casino winnings and then being followed by a crook who was greedy for the cash . Did the robber sneak up behind the man as he was leaving the casino? Why, no.

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  4. Man, 88, robbed of casino winnings in Queens, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 8 | Newsday

    A Bronx man watched his 88-year-old victim count $1,000 in casino winnings before stalking him across Queens, wrestling him the ground and stealing the cash, prosecutors said Saturday. Gregory Hillman, 57, was awaiting arraignment on charges of assault, robbery and grand larceny Saturday night after he was arrested following an NYPD investigation, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.

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  5. Protesters To Call For Reform At 'Resist Rikers Rally'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 8 | CBS Local

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  6. Pan Am and Westway emergency shelters may become permanentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Glendale Register

    The Pan American Hotel on Queens Boulevard, converted to a temporary homeless shelter earlier this year, may soon become a permanent facility. Two homeless shelters in western Queens, originally pushed through as temporary emergency facilities to combat a growing homelessness crisis in the city, may soon become permanent fixtures.

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  7. Pam Am and Westway become permanent as pols do nothingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Queens Crap

    From DNA Info : The former Pan Am Hotel, which opened June 5 as an emergency shelter for families, and the Westway in East Elmhurst, which opened July 9 as an overnight shelter, are now beginning the process to transition into permanent shelters, according to the Department of Homeless Services. Since its opening, the Westway has become a space for families and is expected to become a permanent residence for more than 100 families, officials said.

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  8. Pan Am and Westway Set to Become Permanent Homeless Shelters, City SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | DNAinfo.com

    At least two emergency homeless shelters that opened this year in Queens, including the controversial site at the former Pan Am Hotel , will become permanent facilities, officials said. The former Pan Am Hotel, which opened June 5 as an emergency shelter for families, and the Westway in East Elmhurst, which opened July 9 as an overnight shelter, are now beginning the process to transition into permanent shelters, according to the Department of Homeless Services.

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  9. Marriott Makes an Offer Road Warriors in New York City Can't RefuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Market Wire

    Road warriors blazing the trail through New York this season are invited to take advantage of Marriott's newest offer for business travelers at one of its most esteemed properties. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott's Road Warriors in New York City package treats guests to complimentary breakfast at the hotel, plus wired and wireless in-room Internet access, and unlimited local and domestic US long-distance calling.

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  10. Cops: Queens man charged in Lake Success burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Newsday

    A 29-year-old Queens man was arrested Saturday in a home burglary after Lake Success police, observing the man's car "parked suspiciously" in that community, investigated, Nassau County police said. According to the felony complaint, Jaiver Alberto Gonzalez, of East Elmhurst, "with others not yet apprehended," shattered a sliding glass door at a Horizon Road home, entered and removed property.... A 29-year-old Queens man was arrested Saturday in a home burglary after Lake Success police, observing the man's car "parked suspiciously" in that community, investigated, Nassau County police said.

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  11. 1 dead, 2 injured in shooting outside NYC clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | Newsday

    Police at the scene of a deadly shooting early Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, outside Club Hive on Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue in East Elmhurst. Police said a woman was fatally shot and two other people were wounded at about 4 a.m. outside the club after a dispute inside.

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  12. After 'mob' rushes front doors to Barclays Center, arena closes entry ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Something went wrong last night outside the Barclays Center, as a "mob" of people tried to push their way into the arena, forcing arena managers to close the doors at 9:30 pm. Some apparently had tickets to the Powerhouse 2014 hip-hop concert, while others didn't, at least according to secondhand sources.

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  13. 1 dead, 2 injured in shooting outside NYC clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | 13WHAM

    The NYPD says the shooting stemmed from a dispute inside Club Hive on Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue in East Elmhurst. Police say someone fired shots from the corner as a large group of patrons spilled out into the street around 4 a.m. Friday.

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  14. On the Market: Steinway to Leave W. 57th Street; Fort Greene Goes Anti-HoodieRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | The New York Observer

    In hardware news, Lowe's is opening two stores in Manhattan, joining "archrival" Home Depot, Crain's reports , which has quite a head start with numerous locations in the city. The Lowe's stores will be in Chelsea and on the Upper West Side, approximately 30,000 square feet each, and employ some 125 people.

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  15. These Three Men Have Been Locked Up For Almost Twenty Years. Are They Innocent?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Nation

    In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight. Ira "Mike" Epstein, decided not to attend the holiday dinner at the last minute.

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  16. Get a Rare Look Inside 350-Year-Old Queens Home and Backyard CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | DNAInfo.com

    One of the oldest homes in Queens is opening its doors for a tour of its refurbished walls and elaborate gardens, as well as an ancient cemetery in the yard. The Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead was built in 1665 by Abraham Riker, an early settler of what was then New Amsterdam, according to the home's current owner.

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  17. These key players will decide the fate of Astoria CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The Real Deal

    From left: A rendering of Astoria Cove , Jay Valgora, Melinda Katz, Costa Constantinides, Jumaane Williams and Carl Weisbrod The mixed-use 2.2 million-square-foot megaproject known as Astoria Cove is widely seen as the first test of Mayor Bill de Blasio's mandatory inclusionary zoning program. The proposal by a consortium of developers led by Alma Realty includes 345 affordable units , a number that affordable housing advocates and elected officials have said is too low.

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  18. Oct. 27: Ebola, Carmen Farina and AmazonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | New York Daily News

    Bronx: So now Ebola is in New York City. Wonderful. I'm sure the response to this medical crisis will be swift and diligent.

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  19. Astoria Residents to Weigh in on How to Spend $1 Million in DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | DNAinfo.com

    Participatory budgeting is coming to Astoria, where local residents will get the chance to help choose how $1 million in budget funds will be spent in their district. City Councilman Costa Constantinides, who represents the 22nd district , is launching the process this week with a series of meetings to let residents voice their ideas on how the funds should be spent in the neighborhood.

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  20. New York is about to get safer for walkers - if the NYPD does its jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Grist Magazine

    Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill lowering the default city speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has pledged to eliminate pedestrian traffic deaths through his " Vision Zero " plan, praised the bill and will sign it into law. This is a good idea, since drivers routinely exceed the speed limit by a few miles per hour, and 30 mph is right around the inflection point at which the risk a pedestrian will be killed when hit by a car increases dramatically.

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