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There was a bittersweet Hollywood ending for the family of Manny Balestrero, a Jackson Heights, Queens, man whose wrongful arrest for robbery is harrowingly recounted in Alfred Hitchcock's only fact-based film. Henry Fonda plays Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero, a double-bass player at the Stork Club, in "The Wrong Man'' , which has just been released on Blu-ray by Warner Archive. Comment?
A Queens man is taking matters into his own hands when it comes to law-breaking motorists by slapping their cars with "I park like an A-HOLE" bumper stickers. Jeff Orlick, 34, of Jackson Heights is so fed up with drivers who illegally park in handicap spaces and block fire hydrants that he started selling the stickers on Etsy last week with the hope that customers will take part in the vigilante act of slapping them on the backs of cars. Comment?
Queens was slammed with up to 34 inches of snow, the most in the city, during Winter Storm Jonas - yet received the least amount of help on the roads, Mayor dea "If I'm living in the neighborhoods I mentioned - like the streets I saw in Sunnyside, Woodside - I'm not going to be happy this morning, I'm not going to be satisfied,'' the mayor acknowledged. He said the city was scrambling to send equipment and workers to the beleaguered borough from Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn, and later toured Queens to reassure residents. Comment?
Two Bravest brothers assigned to different firehouses responded to the same Queens blaze Sunday and found themselves in the rare position of climbing up ladders to the roof - side by side. Smoke-eater Denis Mandel, 38, and his brother Tommy, 46, had little time to exchange pleasantries as their fire houses' trucks pulled up to the burning three-story apartment building on 78th Street in Jackson Heights around 12:30 p.m. "We both showed up at the same time - I was happy to see him, " said Denis, who works out of Engine 307-Ladder 154. Comment?
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