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  1. Cyclists Plan Ride Across Manhattan in Wake of 15th Death on City StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | DNAInfo.com

    More than 1,000 cyclists are preparing to bike from Midtown Manhattan to Washington Square Park Thursday evening to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio do more to protect bike riders in the wake of the year's 15th cycling fatality, biking advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has announced. The riders are expected to include family members of people who have died in cycling accidents this year, and will gather at E. 59th St. and 5th Ave. at 6 p.m. for a three-mile protest ride to Washington Square Park on Sept.

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  2. State Sen. James Sanders Prevails in Southeast Queens PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 13 | DNAInfo.com

    Sanders, a former City Councilman who has been in office since 2013, received nearly 57 percent of the vote, according to state results. He has wide name recognition in the district and secured a number of labor endorsements.

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  3. 78-Year-Old Cyclist Fatally Struck by Driver in Bayside, NYPD SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Flushing resident Michael Schenkman was found lying in the street near the intersection of 223rd Street and Northern Boulevard at 6:30 a.m., according to the NYPD. Schenkman was cycling eastbound on Northern Boulevard when he was struck by the driver of a black Chevrolet Impala heading in the same direction, police said.

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  4. Select Bus Service Fare Machines in Jamaica Have Been Broken Since JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Fare payment machines at a Jamaica stop for the Q44 Select Bus have had no power for the past two months, frustrating straphangers who have since had to pay for their ride at the next stop, commuters said. The machines at the Archer Avenue/153rd Street stop, in front of the Queens County Family Court , went offline on June 19, according to the MTA.

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  5. Health Department to Spray for Mosquitos in Queens, Staten Island MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The New York City Department of Health is continuing its spray campaign to prevent mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and West Nile, focusing on parts of Queens and Staten Island next week. Weather permitting, an adulticide will be sprayed out of a truck in parts of College Point, Flushing and Whitestone in Queens between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and parts of Staten Island that will include Annandale, Eltingville, Emerson Hill, Great Kills, Heartland Village, Huguenot, Lighthouse Hill, Prince's Bay, and Todt Hill, according to the Health Department.

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  6. 7 Train 'Survival Guide' Launches to Help Stranded StraphangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Transit advocacy group Access Queens launched its " 7 Train Survival Guide " this week, a station-by-station handbook that offers tips about each stop on the line, from how to avoid crowds to lists of nearby bus routes that riders can take if the train isn't running. The online guide is intended to offer straphangers a "centralized" place to get information relating to the 7 train - answering the most common questions the group gets from the public - and also help identify the biggest problems at each of the line's 22 stations.

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  7. City Claims Record-Breaking Affordable Housing Despite Loss of 421-A BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The city is "under budget" and "ahead of schedule" on its affordable housing goals, officials said on Tuesday - but because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Albany's inaction on restoring the popular 421-a tax break for developers, crucial elements of their housing plan are "definitely at risk." The city released new data on Tuesday showing progress made on its "Housing New York" initiative, which aims to build 80,000 new affordable units and preserve another 120,000 over the 10 years following Mayor Bill de Blasio taking office in 2014.

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  8. Here Are Four Willets Point Plans That Never HappenedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    One hundred years ago, developers filled in the marshy space between Flushing and Corona to create the area now known as Willets Point . Developers have been making plans to revitalize the area, mostly home to auto body shops and garages - including a joint project between the city and the Queens Development Group, a joint venture between Sterling Equities and the Related Companies.

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  9. Watch International Films Under the Stars at Queens FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Indie films from around the world will be screened as part of the Queens World Film Festival's summer series inside the borough's parks. Organizers Katha and Don Cato have partnered with two civic groups in Queens - the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd. and the Northern Woodside Coalition - to present films through August.

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  10. Police Career 'Runs in the Family' for New Forest Hills Commanding OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Capt. Robert Ramos, who was recently appointed as commanding officer of 112th Precinct in Forest Hills, says the decision to become a police officer was obvious - it runs in the family. His father, Anthony, was a sergeant in Brooklyn and two of his four brothers also became police officers - one, Tom, serves in Newburgh, New York, and the other, Rich, joined the NYPD at the same time as he did.

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  11. New Mural Honors Tennis Legends Who Once Played at Forest Hills StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Just in time for the 2016 concert season at the Forest Hills Stadium , which kicks off Thursday night, a new mural was painted in the neighborhood to pay tribute to tennis legends who once played at that venue. The mural, which features black and white shapes of Althea Gibson, John McEnroe, Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King on green background, was sprayed onto the wall under the 71st Avenue Long Island Rail Road overpass, on the way to the stadium.

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  12. Folk Icons Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger Inspire New Coffee House in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Right off the Long Island Expressway, a new coffee house and community space is looking to grow roots in the neighborhood. Woody and Pete's Honky Tonk Lyceum - named for folk heroes Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger - opened in late May in a former section of the Hydroponic Garden Centers , near 148th Street.

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  13. Butcher Knife Bandit Strikes 7th Queens Fast-Food Joint, Sources SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    A knife-wielding serial robber who has ripped off nearly two dozen fast food stores in the city and on Long Island has struck again - this time in the Rockaways, DNAinfo New York has learned. Sources said the butcher knife bandit stole several hundred dollars from a Subway shop at 233 Beach 20th St. around 9:39 p.m. Monday - less than 24 hours after police said he robbed another Subway store on Springfield Boulevard in Oakland Gardens on Sunday.

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  14. Man Robs String of Queens Stores With Butcher Knife, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    A man has been robbing fast food restaurants in Queens and Long Island with what appears to be a butcher knife, according to officials. The knife-wielding burglar has hit at least four locations in Queens this month, including a Carvel, Dunkin Donuts and Subway, NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce said during a press conference at One Police Plaza Thursday.

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  15. De Blasio Vows to Clean Up New York's Filthy StreetsRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Litter baskets will be emptied, sidewalks will be scrubbed and graffiti will be painted over more quickly under Mayor Bill de Blasio's new plan to clean up New York City. CleanNYC is a "set of targeted efforts to make all five boroughs cleaner and more livable," the mayor said Wednesday during an announcement at a Department of Sanitation garage on Spring Street.

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  16. Mumford & Sons to Return to Forest Hills Stadium This SummerRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Fans who missed Mumford & Sons at the Forest Hills Stadium three years ago will get another chance to hear them at the venue this summer. The British rock band is scheduled to return to the historic stadium on June 16, with soul singer Raury opening, according to the organizers.

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  17. New Bubble Tea Store With Real 7 Train Parts as Decor Opens in Rego ParkRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Bubble tea lovers from Rego Park no longer have to travel to Flushing to get a sip of their favorite drink. They can now grab it on their way to their neighborhood subway stop at Chatime Station , which opened recently at 97-11 64th Ave. Part of the franchise Chatime , the store, only one block away from the 63rd Drive-Rego Park train station, resembles a subway car with subway maps placed on the walls and authentic benches and grab handles that came from the old 7 train cars, the owners said.

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  18. 10 Restaurants for You to Try Right NowRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    This Korean restaurant offers traditional food "with a twist" and has a sister spot in Astoria. Their stews, like a spicy Korean curry with potatoes, onion, carrots and peas is the perfect antidote to this bitter weather and the vegetables in almost every dish will make you feel like you're keeping your New Year's resolutions.

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  19. Korean Teens Held as 'Slaves' at Flushing Home Until School Intervenes: DARead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    A woman held two teens from Korea captive in her home for more than five years, forcing them to give her massages, manicures and pedicures and beating them while cutting off all contact with their parents, according to the Queens District Attorney . Sook Yeong Park, 42, is suspected of bringing a Korean boy and his older sister to Queens in 2010 when they were 9 and 11 years old, confiscating their passports and moving with them to a home on 196th Street near Northern Boulevard in Flushing, cutting off communication with their parents, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

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  20. Woman Murdered and Dumped in Kissena Park Met Killer in Hospital: SourcesRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Sobers, who was arraigned Tuesday on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, will soon undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is fit to stand trial, according to the Queens District Attorney 's office. It is believed that Sobers and Kiemde met while they were both receiving mental health care at Elmhurst Hospital Center as first reported by the New York Times and later confirmed by DNAinfo sources.

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