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  1. Driver Mows Down Teen Who Threw Eggs at His Car on Halloween, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A man drove his minivan onto a sidewalk to mow down a 17-year-old who had been with group of teens throwing eggs at his car on Halloween night, police said. Keith Richard, 50, was in his Dodge minivan when he got into an argument with the teens, who had tossed the eggs at his vehicle near Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street about 8:20 p.m., police said.

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  2. Group Tries to Save 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' Author's HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A local historical society is digging into the crayon box to save a home where a famous children's book author lived - which was coincidentally purchased years ago by the Queens Borough Public Library with plans to tear it down and expand. Long before he illustrated "Harold and the Purple Crayon" in 1955, David Johnson Leisk, known as Crockett Johnson, lived with his family at 104-11 39th Ave. in Corona in the early 1900s, according to the Corona-East Elmhurst Historical Preservation Society He spent his elementary and high school years in an apartment inside the white two-story Italianate house before the 7 train was built and when the block was called Ferguson Street, according to the preservationists.

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  3. Queens Vape Shop Sues Rival for Sabotaging E-Cig BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The owner of an Astoria e-cig store is suing a competitor for waging "a continuous campaign to interfere" with his business by fraudulently racking up charges on his company credit card, trying to bribe vendors into divulging information about his operation, and even tearing down advertisements for his shop to replace them with ads for the rival store, a new lawsuit says.

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  4. NYPD Recruit Dragged in Hit-and-Run Outside Police Academy, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    An NYPD recruit was seriously injured when she was struck and dragged by a truck driver who then fled the scene outside the Police Academy in College Point on Monday morning, officials said. The 35-year-old woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, was hit by the truck as it made a right turn onto Ulmer Avenue off of 28th Avenue around 6 a.m., NYPD officials said.

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  5. 45 MPH Winds to Lash City After Weekend Rain Dumps 3 Inches, NWS SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Winds gusting up to 45 mph will lash the city throughout the day Monday after a weekend storm dumped about 3 inches of rain on the five boroughs, officials said. The fast-moving, low-pressure system soaked Central Park with 3 inches of rain Sunday, forecasters said.

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  6. Diving Pool Advocate Jumps Into Race to Unseat Astoria CouncilmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A local real estate agent who's been pushing the city to restore the long-shuttered diving pool in Astoria Park has jumped into the race for the neighborhood's City Council seat. "I am basically running against the machine," said Springer, who grew up in the Marine Terrace apartments near Astoria Park.

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  7. Forest Hills' New Paris Baguette Won't Serve Espresso Thanks To StarbucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A RadioShack that closed earlier this year after more than four decades on Continental Avenue will be replaced by the bakery-cafe Paris Baguette in December, but the neighboring Starbucks is blocking the new store from selling certain varieties of coffee, its owners said. The South Korea-based eatery will launch its new outpost at 107-06 Continental Ave., between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street, sharing the building with vitamin store InVite Health and Starbucks .

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  8. Real Estate in Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods Booming Despite Risks, Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Hurricane Sandy -hit neighborhoods across the five boroughs are being flooded with new development - even as many plans for coastal resiliency haven't been completed, a new analysis finds. The 2012 storm, the worst in the city's history, caused catastrophic damage along the coast, and the storms could continue with sea level rise and climate change, officials say.

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  9. Absentee Landlord Threatens to Fence Off Harlem Community GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The absentee landlord of two vacant lots on West 122nd Street wants to boot a 30-year-old community garden to cash in on the neighborhood's booming real estate market. Three weeks ago, gardeners who spent years turning the abandoned, rat-infested lots into a bustling community garden were abruptly told to clear out.

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  10. VIDEO: Man Critically Injured in Shooting Outside Queens Bodega, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A man suffered life-threatening injuries when a gunman opened fire on him outside a Kew Gardens bodega, police said. The 46-year-old man was blasted once in the buttocks in front of 71-06 Kissena Boulevard, near 71st Avenue, following a dispute inside a deli about 9:50 p.m. Monday, the NYPD said.

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  11. Legionnaires' Disease Sickens 12 People in Downtown Flushing, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that infected 12 people in the downtown Flushing area over the past two weeks, officials said Tuesday. The patients range in age from their early 30s to their late 80s, and most of them had serious underlying health conditions, the agency noted.

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  12. NYC Rents Are Still High, But Price Growth Slows to a Crawl, Report FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Bad news: Rents reached all-time highs in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report released Tuesday from StreetEasy focusing on Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Prices have fallen in a couple of areas and soon they might dip across the city, said the report's author and StreetEasy senior economist Grant Long.

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  13. Opioid Epidemic Claims Lives in Queens' Bukharian Jewish CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The 28-year-old, who was staying with a neighbor that day, had struggled with opioid addiction for the past eight years and his mother often worried about him. A little after 10 p.m., her son texted her back saying he'd be home in 20 minutes - but he never showed up.

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  14. Russell Simmons Meditates With Queens Students at Anti-Violence EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Hollis native Russell Simmons and rapper DMX visited a South Jamaica school Thursday to encourage teens to stay out of trouble - with the hip-hop entrepreneur kneeling down to meditate with hundreds of students as part of an anti-violence event. Simmons, who grew up in Hollis and is an avid yoga practitioner, asked the teens to meditate with him for several minutes, closing his eyes and settling into hero pose.

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  15. Supermarket-Loving Suspect Gropes Woman at 7 Train Station, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "I Love Westside Market" groped a woman at a Queens subway station last month, police said - leading staff from the Manhattan grocery store chain to investigate who it could have been. The suspect approached the 29-year-old woman from behind as she was entering the 7 Train station at 61st Street in Woodside just after 10 a.m. on Sept.

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  16. LIC, Midtown West Among 4 Neighborhoods Pitched by City for Next Amazon HQRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    City officials pitched locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens as potential sites for Amazon to open its new headquarters in a bid to lure the retail giant to the Big Apple. The city submitted its proposal Wednesday for the company's planned $5 billion campus , offering up Midtown West, Long Island City, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and Lower Manhattan, according to the city's Economic Development Corp. Those neighborhoods were selected based on more than two-dozen proposals the EDC received since asking for submissions last month .

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  17. PHOTOS: 1908 Brownsville Church Reduced to RubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A century-old Catholic church in Brownsville has been torn down despite fervent efforts by preservationists and former parishioners to save it. Our Lady of Loreto , built at the corner of Pacific and Sackman streets in 1908, has been mostly razed in order to make way for a low-income housing development, Patch reported .

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  18. Red Hook Takes Top Spot as Brooklyn's Priciest Neighborhood, Report SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    With its smattering of new high-end homes, Red Hook has snatched the crown from DUMBO to become Brooklyn's priciest neighborhood, a new real estate report shows. The area's median sales price was $1.92 million for just seven transactions that closed in the past quarter, besting DUMBO's $1.585 million median price for its 27 closings, according to a third quarter analysis of sales data from - Property Shark .

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  19. Religious Group Makes Building 'Unlivable' in Bid to Boot Tenants, They SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A religious organization that's been trying to boot tenants from its dormitory-style building for nearly a year is now making the property "unlivable" - cutting WiFi and other services like trash removal - in an effort to get them out, according to residents and their attorney. The Legal Aid Society filed for an injunction Monday morning in Queens Supreme Court on behalf of 12 tenants at 31-65 46th St., asking the judge to prohibit the property's owner, the New York School of Urban Ministry , from what they describe as harassment of residents, who rent single-occupancy rooms in the building and share common areas like bathrooms, a kitchen and living room.

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  20. Tennis Coach Says Female Player's Sex Harassment Complaint Got Him FiredRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A former Hofstra University women's tennis team instructor now coaching in Queens claims one of his players got him fired from the Long Island university by falsely accusing him of sexual harassment - despite admitting to sending her a lewd video, according to state and federal lawsuits. Jeffrey Menaker was fired by Hofstra last September over the allegation but quickly landed at Berkeley College in Manhattan , where he now leads both the men's and women's teams.

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