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  1. Festival Celebrating City's Birds of Prey Heads to Queens for First TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | DNAInfo.com

    An annual celebration of the city's birds of prey will land at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the first time, according to the Parks Department. The 18th Annual Raptor Fest , which has previously been held at Central and Prospect parks, will come to the largest park in Queens on Oct. 3. Sara Aucoin , the director of the Urban Park Rangers , said it was always their intention to bring the festival to parks around the city.

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  2. Man Arrested for Driving Van With Homemade License PlateRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | DNAInfo.com

    A Queens tire collector whose license has been suspended 166 times was arrested for driving with a fake license plate that looked like a kid's art project, police said. Ben Bey, 50, was busted on July 8 while driving his 2001 Ford van with "a rear license that had not been issued by a government agency, and appeared to have been fabricated by defendant Bey using cardboard and crayons," according to court records.

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  3. 4 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Slated for New York City, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | DNAinfo.com

    Four medical marijuana dispensaries and one growing facility are slated to open in New York City next year, state officials announced Friday. Under the program, the five organizations can each run four dispensaries and one growing facility in New York state under strict rules and conditions.

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  4. Take a Sneak Peek Inside Luxury Tower Atop Rego Center MallRead the original story

    Friday | DNAInfo.com

    A newly opened luxury rental building atop the Rego Center Mall offers Manhattan-style amenities and "spectacular views," according to the developer. The 27-story building, called The Alexander at Rego Center , at 61-55 Junction Boulevard boasts a rooftop terrace with seating and a barbecue area as well as an indoor and outdoor children's playground.

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  5. Parks Pruner Suspended After Ex-Pol Rats Him Out About MoonlightingRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | DNAInfo.com

    A Parks Department pruner will likely be clipped of more than a month's pay after a former city councilman from Queens dropped a dime to his supervisors that he was doing an extracurricular job on agency time, records show. Otis Softleigh should be suspended for 40 days for picking up tree debris from a private home in Jamaica Estates when he was supposed to be working for the Parks Department, a city administrative judge ruled last week.

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  6. Service Changes Planned for 15 Subway Lines This Weekend, MTA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | DNAInfo.com

    The 2 will be running in two parts between Wakefield-241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street, and between Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College. A free shuttle bus will be running express between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 96th Street.

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  7. MTA Train Operator Arrested in Connection With Fatal Hit-And-Run of JewelerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | DNAinfo.com

    An MTA train operator was arrested Thursday in connection with the hit-and-run in Forest Hills earlier this month that killed Aron Aranbayev, a jeweler to the stars, authorities said. Charles Jordan, 46, of Long Island, was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree depraved indifference murder and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, police said.

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  8. Crackdown on Illegal Dollar Vans Urged in JamaicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | DNAInfo.com

    Safety concerns caused efforts to raise fines for illegally operating "dollar vans," a problem that has plagued downtown Jamaica for years. Councilmen Daneek Miller and Rory Lancman introduced the Commuter Van Reform Act, prompted by several incidents in recent months involving unlicensed commuter vans.

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  9. Longtime Nolita Cheesecake Shop Offering Sweet Deal On ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | DNAInfo.com

    Eileen's Special Cheesecake , nearing its 40th year on Cleveland Place , is slashing prices by 50 percent on all of its baked goods on Thursday in honor of National Cheesecake Day. Eileen Avezzano began selling her handmade cheesecakes out of her tiny storefront at 17 Cleveland Place in 1976, after starting the business out of her kitchen in Elmhurst , Queens a few years earlier.

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  10. Hunters Point Library Branch Project Gets an Extra $3 Million in FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | DNAInfo.com

    The budget for construction of the new Queens Library branch in Hunters Point is getting a $3 million boost, officials said Tuesday. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer allocated $1 million from his discretionary capital funding in the city's most recent budget, with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito providing another $2 million - bringing the budget to $33 million for the future library, the only branch in the growing waterfront neighborhood.

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  11. VIDEO: Man Beats Another Man in the Head on Astoria StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | DNAinfo.com

    Police are looking for a man caught on surveillance video striking another man in the head with an unknown object on a Queens street last month. The suspect attacked the 34-year-old victim on 34th Street near 37th Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. on June 17, police said.

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  12. 14 Things to Do This Week in New York City's NeighborhoodsRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 26 | DNAInfo.com

    These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's reporters Camille Bautista, Serena Dai, Jeanmarie Evelly, Ewa Kern, Emily Frost, Lisha Arino, Danielle Tcholakian, Lindsay Armstrong, Shaye Weaver and Irene Plagianos. The Z Hotel is offering yoga classes on its rooftop every other Monday this summer.

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  13. Ospreys Make a Comeback With Record Numbers Nesting in Jamaica BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | DNAinfo.com

    There are currently 21 active nests around the bay and 45 chicks have hatched this year, according to Don Riepe, who patrols the area as Jamaica Bay Guardian for the American Littoral Society . The osprey's population around the entire state has been rebounding after a plummet in the 1960s when the bird's egg shells started to thin due to DDT and other pesticide use, according to Tod Winston, a spokesman for the New York City Audubon Society .

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  14. Model-Airplane Fliers Push City for Designated Space in Inwood Hill ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | DNAInfo.com

    A group of model-airplane enthusiasts has high hopes for making a section of Inwood Hill Park their own - but the city says safety concerns make it a no-fly zone. The Dyckman RC Modelers, a recently formed group of Uptown model-airplane fans, want to see the fields near the Dyckman Street entrance to park designated for flying on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

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  15. Uber Could Take $500M Bite Out of City's Taxi Medallion IncomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | DNAinfo.com

    The growth of Uber and other new generation for-hire vehicles has helped to drive down the price of yellow cab medallions - and as a result the city is expected to take a $500 million fiscal hit over the next four years. In February, City Hall released figures showing it expected to haul in $1.266 billion by auctioning off 1,650 new taxi medallions between fiscal years 2015 and 2019.

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  16. Queens Councilman Wants Trump's Name Removed From Jamaica Hospital PavilionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | DNAInfo.com

    A councilman is urging Jamaica Hospital to remove Donald Trump's name from its Pavillion after the Republican presidential candidate criticized Arizona Senator John McCain 's war record. Eric Ulrich , who chairs the council's Veterans Committee , wrote a letter to the president and board of directors of Jamaica Hospital urging them to remove Trump's name from the Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion building, a 224-bed facility.

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  17. MAP: NYPD Seized 2,510 Guns During Arrests in 2014Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | DNAInfo.com

    The NYPD seized more than 2,500 guns across the city last year, most of them from central Brooklyn, according to police data. Police in East New York's 75th Precinct recovered the most weapons of any precinct in the city - netting 135 pistols, two rifles and eight shotguns, according to an NYPD report obtained by DNAinfo New York through a Freedom of Information Law request.

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  18. Queens Writers to Converge in LIC Bar for Literary FestivalRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | DNAInfo.com

    Queens writers, poets and booksellers will join forces for a two-day event to show off the best of the borough's literary scene, including readings from a number of local writers groups and the past and current Queens poet laureates. The Queens NYC Lit Fest will take place at LIC Bar , at 45-58 Vernon Blvd., on Aug. 1 and 2 - and organizer Mike Geffner is hoping it will help change the way people have traditionally viewed the borough's writing scene.

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  19. Best Summer Bike Rides in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | DNAInfo.com

    Despite the lack of bike lanes in many areas of Queens, the borough offers several long and scenic rides. If you are spending July and August in the city, it's time to grab your helmet and hit the road.

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  20. VIDEO: Young Fox Spotted by 11th Hole at Queens Golf CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | DNAinfo.com

    A young fox was spotted on the fairway at the Kissena Park Golf Course in Flushing Saturday by a group of golfers, and he wasn't too shy. The fox came out from a grassy area surrounding the course near the 11th hole at about 1 p.m., the golfers said.

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