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  1. 2 Queens Teens Beg ICE Not to Deport Father Who Sought Political AsylumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | DNAInfo.com

    The teen daughters of a Bangladeshi man awaiting deportation at a detention center thousands of miles from Queens on Tuesday held a news conference to beg the president to bring him back home. Simran Sharif, 18, and her sister Samiha, 14, wept inside their Jackson Heights tutoring center as they pleaded with President Donald Trump to not to deport their father, Bablu, back to Bangladesh.


  2. F Train Disrupted After Person Hops on Tracks at York St. Station, MTA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 26 | DNAInfo.com

    An "unauthorized person" jumped on the subway tracks at the York Street station Tuesday ahead of the evening rush, causing disruptions on the F line, MTA officials said. The person was not believed to have been hit by a train, though no further information was immediately available, an MTA spokesman said.


  3. Queens Activists 'Take a Knee' at Mets Game to Support Athletes' ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 25 | DNAInfo.com

    As athletes around the country knelt during the national anthem this weekend to protest racial injustice, a group of local activists took to the stands of a Mets game to show their support. On Friday, while the anthem was sung at Citi Field before the Mets took on the Washington Nationals, a handful of neighbors held a sign saying, "This Is Us Taking a Knee, Black Lives Matter."


  4. Nepalese Dumpling Truck 'Momo Bros' Up For Rookie Honors at Vendy AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The owner of a neighborhood food truck serving up momo dumplings will compete this weekend for the title of best new street food vendor in the city - saying it's just the start of his restaurant career in the city. Momo Bros , which spent about six months parked on 73rd Street and Broadway, is nominated for the Rookie of the Year prize at this year's Vendy Awards.


  5. Moya Touts 'Honesty and Integrity' in Council Win Over Monserrate in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Assemblyman Francisco Moya was elected to the City Council on Tuesday, defeating disgraced former state senator Hiram Monserrate in one of the most heated primary races in the city. Moya won with 55.6 percent, or 3,480, of the votes.


  6. Tillerson Should Step In to Deport Former Nazi Living in Queens, Pols SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    New York congressmen called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "personally intervene" to deport a convicted Nazi prison guard living in Queens. U.S. Representatives including Joe Crowley , Jerold Nadle r and Dan Donavan signed a letter demanding Jakiw Palij, 94, be booted from his Jackson Heights home so neighbors are not forced to live beside "a painful reminder for Americans who fought against the Nazis or lost loved ones in the Holocaust."


  7. 2-Year Carsharing Pilot Program to Launch in Fall, City SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Before the year is over, the city will remove 300 on-street parking spots in select neighborhoods and give them over to private carsharing companies as part of a test to see if they can convince more New Yorkers to permanently part with their private vehicles. The two-year program will swap 300 on-street parking spots - and another 300 spaces in certain city lots - in Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Hamilton Heights, East Harlem, Morningside Heights, Jamaica, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood, the Eastern Rockaways and Soundview.


  8. Arepa Lady Has 6 Months Left in Shop After Demolition Permits ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    "The permits to tear down our building were approved," they wrote in the tweet sent Tuesday evening. "Arepa lady has 6 months left."


  9. Greek Church Refuses to Pay Broker Fee in Lucrative School Deal: LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    A real estate agent is suing a local Greek church claiming he's owed more than $560,000 in broker fees and commission after he convinced the city's School Construction Authority to pay the church higher rent to use one of its properties for public classrooms. After he negotiated the higher rate, the church agreed to a slightly lower rent in order to avoid paying his fee, he claims.


  10. Flood Advisory Issued as Thunderstorm Rolls Through During Morning RushRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Some neighborhoods - including Jamaica, Flatbush, Flushing, Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, Bay Ridge, the Lower East Side and the two city airports - could experience flooding, they warned. The storm is expected to taper off after 9 a.m., and then the sun returns for a bit with a high of 86, according to the NWS.


  11. Developer Who Pleaded Guilty in Pay-to-Play Scam Plans Jackson Hts. HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A local developer who pleaded guilty to taking part in a pay-to-play scheme in Brooklyn , is planning a seven-story hotel designed for long-term stays, particularly for new residents looking for a permanent place to stay, he said. Mohammed Aziz filed plans with the Department of Buildings for a 22-unit hotel at 37-38 73rd St., including 1,900-square-feet for a community center.


  12. Mayor Breaks Ground on $4.5M Renovations to Make Diversity Plaza PermanentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Officials on Friday morning broke ground on a $4.45 million project to make Diversity Plaza , which opened in 2012, a permanent public space. Mayor Bill de Blasio , as part of his week in Queens, joined Councilman Danny Dromm , Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg , and NYC Department of Design and Construction Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio for the ceremonial ground breaking.


  13. New 'Queens Craft Brigade' Market to Sell Borough-Made GoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    A group of local artisans dubbed the "Queens Craft Brigade" will be selling their wares at a market launching this week that aims to spotlight the borough's creators. The first Queens Craft Brigade market will take place Sunday, July 9, at the VFW Hall at 31-35 41 St. in Astoria, featuring 18 vendors selling clothes, art, jewelry and other locally made goods, according to organizers.


  14. City Stonewalls Council, Defends 'Racist' No Dancing LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The city is digging in its heels on a reform bill that would overturn what has been called a "racist" and "absurdly outdated" law that makes dancing in bars illegal without a special license. Although the city has not issued a single citation for a violation of the Cabaret Law since 2016 according to data obtained by DNAinfo, the Law Department continues to fight a 2014 lawsuit filed by a Williamsburg venue owner who claims the law violates his patrons' First Amendment rights.


  15. 'The Lavender Line' Exhibit Honors LGBTQ History in QueensRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    In 1993, a group of gay, lesbian and bisexual residents of Queens carried a pink banner down 37th Avenue for the first Queens Pride Parade. Twenty five years later that banner is hanging inside the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum through July 30 as part of "The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens," an exhibit honoring the borough's LGBTQ history.


  16. 7 Train Line Sheds Lead Paint as MTA 'Deliberately' Lets it Crumble: SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    The MTA has knowingly allowed dangerous lead paint chips to fall off of the decrepit 7 train stations, creating a "severe health emergency" along much of the line in Queens, according to a class action lawsuit filed Monday. The plaintiffs, made up of Jackson Heights residents and business owners, allege that the agency "has wrongfully, knowingly, deliberately, intentionally and as a matter of policy" allowed for the lead-based paint to fall from the elevated train due to lack of maintenance.


  17. Target to Open at Former Jackson Heights Cinema SiteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Target is opening up a store at the site of the former movie theater on 82nd Street, which will be transformed into a multi-story retail and commercial building, officials said. The 22,700-square-foot store is part of the retail chain's expansion with "small-format" locations in denser parts of the city, like a shop planned at the Essex Crossing development in the Lower East Side .


  18. New Bilingual Program To Help Bangladeshi Students Thrive in Queens SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    A new bilingual Bengali program will launch this September in several Queens schools, including Jamaica's Hillcrest High School , to address the needs of the rapidly growing Bangladeshi community in the borough, officials said. "We have a very large population of students from Bangladesh," said Russell Wasden, Assistant Principal of English as a New Language at Hillcrest High School at 160-05 Highland Ave. "We are thrilled to finally make this goal a reality."


  19. Subway Power Loss at 53rd Street Sparks Citywide Transit Mess: MTARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Subways were suspended or rerouted across the board during the Friday morning rush hour after a power outage at 7th Avenue-53rd Street - triggering chaos, anger and crowding in the stations and leaving commuters scrambling to get to work. The outage, which struck at 7:25 a.m., as much as tripled the length of some commutes and stranded a D train full of passengers inside a northbound train for more than an hour as it sat in the tunnel just before the station.


  20. NYPD Launches Pilot Program to Help Officers Communicate With Deaf PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Officers in three precincts will get assistance in communicating with Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing people as part of a 12-week NYPD pilot program starting Monday, according to officials. American Sign Language interpreters and tablets with video-based interpreting will be provided to officers in the East Village, Jackson Heights and northwestern Staten Island as part of the program, advocates and police said.


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