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  1. Anti-Obama graffiti reappears on Queens pol's office buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | New York Daily News

    The vandal who plagued a top state Democrat's office with hate speech struck again Sunday night - making it the third time in two weeks he sprayed anti-Obama messages outside of the Queens building. "It's shocking and says a lot about the willingness of bigots to be so brazen in today's climate, that even after the video footage was released he was back at it again," Sen. Michael Gianaris told the Daily News.

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  2. Heartless muggers rob 83-year-old man at knifepoint in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 26 | New York Daily News

    One of the two suspects in the mugging, which took place in the elevator of an apartment building on 21st St. near 36th Ave. in Astoria, Queens. The duo followed their elderly victim into the elevator of an apartment building on 21st St. near 36th Ave. in Astoria around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.

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  3. March 24: Jimmy Breslin, Hoboken and the ConquistadoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 24 | New York Daily News

    Woodside: Jimmy Breslin was a great writer and I loved his books, but he was not always nice and truthful when doing a story. I know firsthand.

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  4. Top state Democrat finds homophobic graffiti on Queens buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | New York Daily News

    'Now we think it's more than random. It's a targeted effort,' state Sen. Michael Gianaris told the Daily News.

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  5. Manslaughter charges could be in store for driver in Qns. crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 9 | New York Daily News

    The driver who crashed into a Queens man, resulting in his death days later, could face manslaughter and other charges. The 22-year-old motorist lost control of his 2003 Ford Taurus while trying to overtake another car at 31st St. and 35th Ave. on March 1 at 5:05 p.m. The driver, whose name was not released, slammed into a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Nadam Mohamed, 62, of Astoria, officials said.

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  6. Brooklyn Navy Yard to add 200 jobs before citywide ferry launchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | New York Daily News

    Wages for the jobs, which are full time, will be at least $11.90 an hour, the minimum required under the city's living wage standards, and about half pay more than $50,000 a year. Two hundred jobs are coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard as the city prepares to launch its citywide ferry service, Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday - and they'll include an unusual perk.

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  7. Umbrella-wielding bigot clobbers Hispanic woman in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 2 | New York Daily News

    A Hispanic woman, 69, was leaving a Key Food in Astoria when a white man in his 60's attacked her with an umbrella. The 69-year-old Hispanic woman told cops she was leaving a Key Food on 31st St. by Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the attacker, who she described as a white man in his 60s, confronted her.

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  8. The Waldorf Astoria through the yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | New York Daily News

    As the Waldorf Astoria New York prepares to close its doors for a three-year major renovation, look back at the iconic hotel's unique history which spans across 85 years.

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  9. Feb. 9: Vaccines, Obama and George WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Manhattan: Re the Jan. 11 article "RFK Jr. is sick pick": I am and have always been pro-vaccine. I want safe vaccines, robust and transparent science, and honest, independent regulators.

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  10. Gunman seriously wounds two people in 1977 Times Square robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Two Times Square clothing store employes were seriously wounded yesterday morning when a woman's fearful scream provoked a lone gunman to open fire on 10 employes he was holding at gunpoint during an early morning stickup. Listed in fair condition at Roosevelt Hospital were Ioannia Gudrupis, 60, of Astoria, and Bennie Kitchen, 53, of Manhattan.

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  11. Power to the people: Shutting Indian Point the right wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | New York Daily News

    With a historic agreement, Gov. Cuomo is about to get what he and fellow New York environmentalists have long yearned for - a phase-out out the Indian Point nuclear plant along the Hudson River, just 30-odd miles north of the city of millions it powers. Which necessitates a full-court press to wire New York City to the ample affordable energy soon to be lost.

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  12. Queens man busted for downloading child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | New York Daily News

    A Queens man caught using his Gmail account to download child porn cryptically told cops he started collecting the images to "help his girlfriend. A Queens man caught using his Gmail account to download child porn cryptically told cops he started collecting the images to "help his girlfriend," prosecutors said Thursday.

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  13. Dec. 25: Christmas, work schedules and Dolores GalloRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | New York Daily News

    Astoria: I honestly fail to see how the hammy antics of temporarily employed Salvation Army workers, dancing and prancing to blaring pop music so disturbingly loud you can't even hear the bells they're jingling, has anything to do with charity, much less Christmas, Jesus, humanity and divinity. Which is why I am asking the Salvation Army to salvage Christmas, please! If not for its own reputation, then for the sake of our children.

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  14. Off-duty NYPD cop accidentally shoots himself in the handRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2016 | New York Daily News

    The 24-year-old cop was sitting in his car at Steinway St. and 23rd Ave. in Astoria when the gun discharged about 1 a.m. , officials said.

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  15. Dec. 15: Traffic, streetcars and holiday greetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | New York Daily News

    Brooklyn: Polly Trottenberg cannot be serious with her Op-Ed . There has been mass construction on every level for over 400 years in this city, and we have had visiting dignitaries and heads of state, as well as permanent consulates and the United Nations, for decades.

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  16. City puts up homeless at Times Square hotels for $600 per nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | New York Daily News

    The city has paid more than $600 a night to house dozens of homeless families in Times Square hotels - almost twice the cost of a night in the cushy confines of the Waldorf Astoria. As Mayor de Blasio struggles to stem the rising tide of homelessness, his team has increasingly relied on commercial hotels to keep people off the streets.

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  17. Queens girl, 11, molested by green taxi driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | New York Daily News

    Police are looking for an Indian or Hispanic man in his 40s, about 5-foot-8 with a medium build and a freckled, clean-shaven face. An 11-year-old girl told police a green taxi driver molested her after she ran away from her Queens home early Sunday morning, cop sources said.

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  18. Dec. 12: John Glenn, Mr. Trump and Social SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | New York Daily News

    Manhattan: When I read of the death of John Glenn, I felt that one of the last heroes of an era that has been referred to as the Greatest Generation, not only died but left few behind. Ignoring the negative characterizations in the poem by Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," my first reaction to Glenn's death was the immortal line, "The paths of glory lead but to the grave."

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  19. Non-profit evicts Queens tenants to build homeless shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2016 | New York Daily News

    Residents of the New York School of Urban Ministry in Astoria, Queens received letters of eviction from the Christian non-profit due to plans to convert the apartment building into a homeless shelter. A faith-based Queens nonprofit is trying to boot low-income renters into the street in the midst of the holiday season - in the hopes of converting their building into a homeless shelter, residents told the Daily News.

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  20. Brooklyn subway graffiti takes aim at Trump, Allah, Bill O'ReillyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | New York Daily News

    A twisted tagger offered blunt opinions on Donald Trump, TV personality Bill O'Reilly and Allah in a Brooklyn subway station. Sources said a City Council staffer forwarded a report to police from a Brooklynite, who spotted the graffiti at the Fort Hamilton Pkwy.

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