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  1. Developer buys iconic Slave Theater site in Bed-StuyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | The Real Deal

    Developer Eli Hemway bought Bedford-Stuyvesant's historic Slave Theater for $18.5 million as part of an assemblage offering more than 160,000 buildable square feet. The derelict theater - which became a hotbed of civil rights activity following the high-profile, racially-fueled attacks in Howard Beach in 1987 - is part of a three-parcel assemblage that Brooklyn-based investor Yosef Ariel amassed between 2013 and 2014 for a total of $5.2 million.


  2. How to not drive yourself crazy when going to the airportRead the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | Washington Square News

    Whether you're headed home to California or taking a trans-Atlantic trip to London over January break, the thought of packing or laboriously hauling luggage to the airport may dampen the excitement. From battling for taxis with morning commuters to dodging soaring ticket prices, these traveling tips can come in use for any of the upcoming holiday season.


  3. November 20: Terror, taste and trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | New York Daily News

    Clearwater, Fla.: My fear is that any nation fighting ISIS may become a target for reprisal attacks. It's impossible to fight those who have infiltrated our society and are in sleeper cells all over the world.


  4. Queens man nabbed, did 'doughnuts' on Callicoon soccer field, deputies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | Times Herald-Record

    CALLICOON CENTER Sullivan County sheriff's deputies said a Queens man was arrested Thursday after Town of Callicoon officials spotted the man doing "doughnuts" in an SUV on the soccer field at the town park.


  5. Vincent Asaro found not guilty of 'Goodfellas' Lufthansa heistRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | Newsday

    Vincent Asaro, the 80-year-old reputed mobster, was found not guilty Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2015, of participation in the infamous $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978. An anonymous federal jury of six men and six women also found Asaro not guilty in the murder of Paul Katz during the 1960s, and he was acquitted of various extortion and gambling charges.


  6. Supreme Court officers host 35th annual dinner danceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    The New York State Supreme Court Officers Association hosted its 35th annual dinner dance where it packed more than 500 judges, court officers and other court employees into Russo's on the Bay in Howard Beach on Tuesday night. The crowd included some of Brooklyn's top judges as Maj.


  7. Queens man, 90, dies in house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 10 | New York Daily News

    A 90-year-old Queens man was killed in a fire likely sparked by a faulty space heater early Tuesday, officials said. Firefighters arrived at Leonard Manzo's first-floor apartment on 188th St. near 155th Ave. in Howard Beach about 4:05 a.m. and found him unconscious and unresponsive.


  8. A Lifelong Queens Resident Finds High Ground In The BronxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 9 | Curbed

    Welcome to House Calls , a recurring feature in which Curbed tours New Yorkers' lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line.


  9. Welding Invention Provides Safety and Comfort - Designed by InventHelp ClientRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 8 | PRWeb

    An inventor from Howard Beach, N.Y., wanted to make the workplace safer and more comfortable for welders, so he designed a better welding mask. The WELDER BLOW DOWN provides more safety and comfort than conventional welding masks.


  10. Prosecutor: Lufthansa defendant Vincent Asaro is 'ultimate tough guy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Newsday

    FBI agents escort Vincent Asaro, middle front, from FBI offices in lower Manhattan, Jan. 23, 2014. Asaro has been arrested in connection arrested with the infamous Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978, according to a federal indictment.


  11. Staten Island electrician says he wasn't extorted by 'Goodfellas' suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 |

    That's what Tottenville electrical contractor Carmine Muscarella told a federal jury Wednesday at the trial of 80-year-old Vincent Asaro, who's accused of racketeering, murder and planning the infamous 1978 Lufthansa heist portrayed in the film "Goodfellas." Muscarella, 56, was subpoenaed by Asaro's defense team, after prosecutors presented wire recordings of Asaro and mob informant Gaspare Valenti allegedly shaking him down for a cut of the proceeds of a house sale in 2010.


  12. Joe Addabbo Tells Voters to Fight Bus Lanes on Street Where He Drives DailyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 3 |

    Addabbo has been agitating against the project most of the year, writing in the Queens Chronicle this April that "[r]ush-hour traffic would suffer significantly and, as someone who sits on that roadway every day during those times, I shudder to think it could get worse." In an email to constituents yesterday, Addabbo rattled off the typical litany of horrors you hear any time the city proposes repurposing street space from cars to other modes of travel: intolerable congestion, traffic diverted to other streets, plummeting sales for local business, and, somehow, even more danger for people on foot.


  13. Flood Insurance Affordability Study Will Focus On Sheepshead Bay & GerritsenRead the original story

    Friday Oct 30 | Sheepshead Bites

    Three years ago, many residents of Sheepshead Bay and its surrounding neighborhoods awoke to find themselves living as refugees after Sandy's floodwaters engulfed their homes. Those who made it through the gauntlet of bureaucratic red tape and rebuilt, now face a new challenge: Rising flood insurance rates.


  14. Editorial: Bill against the tideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 30 | New York Daily News

    T hree years after Hurricane Sandy's devastation - and amid warnings about climate change and rising sea levels - flooded-out property owners might be surprised to hear their risk of future inundation is minuscule. Mayor de Blasio this summer objected to Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that reflect the likelihood of future flooding in areas hit by Sandy.


  15. Bill Ulfelder: Some tough truths 3 years after SandyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 29 | New York Daily News

    Let's make the city in the dark a warning we've heard, not a sign of things to come No one likes a wakeup call, particularly one that comes like a giant, wet punch in the nose, knocks your lights out, takes family and friends from you and whose impacts linger long after the blow. Our wakeup call began three years ago with a weather system that would become the second costliest hurricane in history.


  16. Mets fans hopeful despite 0-2 World Series deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 29 | New York Daily News

    Mets fans Tommy Hom, 25, Nick Giampieto, 57, Eddie Boison, 58, Sal Candiano, 50, and Vernon Gibson, 57, gather outside Modell's in Times Square on Thursday. The 0-2 World Series deficit facing the Amazin's against Kansas City, rather than a reason to panic, offers a chance to recall the team's season-long success - and embrace what lies ahead.


  17. Mets tickets at Citi Field, priciest in baseball historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | New York Daily News

    With Games 3, 4 and 5 set for Citi Field, ticket resale services say seats for the Fall Classic showdowns in Queens are currently the costliest in baseball history - with an average price of $1,667.82. "They are slightly more expensive than the Red Sox in 2013," said Chris Matcovich, vice president with ticket aggregator TiqIQ.


  18. Huntington Waldbaum's is next for Stop & Shop conversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Newsday

    Signs of change were apparent Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at a Waldbaum's in Huntington as supermarket operator Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.


  19. Informant in JFK heist tells court of 'nightmares' about mob pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Newsday

    Testifying for a second day in Brooklyn federal court in the Lufthansa heist trial, mob cooperator Gaspare Valenti said Wednesday he began taping cousin Vincent Asaro for the FBI in 2008 because of money troubles and "nightmares" about his mob past. "I was tired," said Valenti, 68, formerly of Baldwin, who on Monday fingered Bonanno mobster Asaro as a planner of the famous 1978 "Goodfellas" robbery of $6 million from the Lufthansa terminal at Kennedy Airport.


  20. Lufthansa stoolie helped shake down Tottenville electrician, as feds recorded it allRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 |

    After Lufthansa stool pigeon Gaspare Valenti turned informant for the feds, one of his earliest missions was to shake down his relative -- an electrical contractor from Tottenville. Valenti wore a wire during the 2010 extortion job, and on Wednesday, he took the stand as federal prosecutors played recordings of the shakedown at the federal trial of his 80-year-old cousin, reputed Bonanno captain Vincent Asaro.


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