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Queens

  1. covid-19
    Cuomo Closing Schools in 9 NYC Zip Codes on TuesdayThe governor did not approve the city’s plan to shutter nonessential businesses or indoor dining, but that might still happen on Wednesday.
  2. cityscape
    The Sunnyside Yard Master Plan Is a Mirage of a Better CityNew York City’s plan for the city’s heart is the best of all worlds. Whether it can actually exist in ours is another question.
  3. accessibility
    The Important Thing I Didn’t See at the New Hunters Point LibraryTechnically, the great-looking new public library in Queens is ADA-compliant. But that doesn’t mean it’s fully accessible.
  4. cityscape
    The Hunters Point Library Was Too Expensive, and Is Worth ItA small, great civic monument on the Queens waterfront.
  5. donald trump
    Trump’s Childhood Home Is Back on the MarketAfter failing to sell earlier this year for $2.9 million, the modest Queens home is going up for auction.
  6. more like noped
    Mopeds Are Coming for New York CityAnybody with a driver’s license can rent a Revel moped. Which seems potentially dangerous.
  7. city politic
    Tiffany Cabán’s Lead Is Another Blow to the Queens Democratic MachineDespite AOC’s upset, the Queens Democratic Party bet against a young Latinx progressive running for Queens DA. It’s time for them to recalibrate.
  8. politics
    Tiffany Cabán Wants to Reimagine Criminal Justice in QueensThe candidate for district attorney of Queens is a career public defender with an ambitious criminal-justice-reform agenda. But first, she has to win.
  9. cityscape
    This Is the Prettiest Block in New York, And It’s Just Been Perfectly RestoredStation Square, renovated and camera-ready.
  10. the top line
    The Amazon Deal Implosion Will Make It Hard to Do the Next Deal. Good.That will likely save New York taxpayers money and promote a healthy separation between the public and private sectors.
  11. the top line
    What New York Did and Didn’t Learn From the Failed Amazon-Queens DealWhy politicians spoiling for a fight with Jeff Bezos were disappointed.
  12. amazon
    How Cuomo, de Blasio, and Bezos Blew the Amazon DealNo one took responsibility for selling it. In the vacuum left by the company, the mayor, and the governor, opponents pounced.
  13. the top line
    Why Amazon Bailed on Its New York HeadquartersThe company will keep growing in Manhattan. But it wasn’t willing to go to Queens on less favorable terms than it had negotiated.
  14. the top line
    Amazon-NYC Deal Can Fall Apart Because New York and Amazon Don’t Need Each OtherWhich means that the deal to put a new Amazon HQ in Queens is very fragile.
  15. business
    The Porta-Potty King of New York City Faces a Threat to His ThroneThe business is as dirty as you’d think. But one man keeps coming up smelling like roses.
  16. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ousts Top House Democrat Joe Crowley in Stunning UpsetThe young progressive’s win over the fourth-ranking House Democrat is sending shock waves through Washington, like Eric Cantor’s 2014 primary loss.
  17. tags
    Artists Won the 5Pointz Case, But the Decision Was Terrible for ArtThe landowner who made his building a graffiti haven should not have been demonized.
  18. reasons to love new york
    A Reason to Love New York for Every Day of 2017 (So Far)In an attempt to prove it hasn’t been such an awful year after all…
  19. Bus Crash in Queens Kills at Least 3A collision in a busy Flushing intersection between an MTA bus and charter bus also injured at least 16, some critically.
  20. Donald Trump’s Childhood Home in Queens Will Have a New TenantThe property was listed for rent on Thursday, and it’s already been snatched up.
  21. Coyote Almost Attacks a Girl Walking Home From School in ConnecticutNot the first sighting this year.
  22. Queens Native Is the First American to Win Gold in the Women’s 400-Meter HurdlesDalilah Muhammad once ran around her neighborhood in Jamaica.
  23. Awful Things
    Two Muslim Leaders Killed in Queens After Being Targeted by GunmanThe unidentified suspect is still at large, and though many fear it was a hate crime, police are still investigating the motive.
  24. scary things
    Muslim Man Ambushed and Savagely Beaten in Front of Queens MosqueThe NYPD is not yet investigating it as a hate crime.
  25. city politic
    In Queens, Former Site of Nude Male Statue to Be Dedicated to WomenOut with the old, as they say.
  26. Queens Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse, Retires to Life of Leisure in New JerseyA happy ending.
  27. Queens Residents Are Still Tweeting Photos of Snowed-in Streets at the MayorQueens is still a plowless hellscape.
  28. Cow That Really Didn’t Want to Get Eaten Escapes From Slaughterhouse in QueensLife is short, death is certain.
  29. Queens Woman Arrested for Keeping Korean Teens As SlavesThey were forced to do marathon housework and perform hours-long massages.
  30. Riddle Left at Queens Fire Not Related to Arson Ninja, Police SayStill no word from the World’s Greatest Detective.
  31. the riddler
    Arson Ninja Designs Scavenger Hunt for Those Who Want to Arrest HimThe Riddler returns to Gotham.
  32. neighborhood news
    Newborn Found in Nativity Scene at Queens ChurchThe healthy baby boy was found in the appropriately named Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill.
  33. crime
    Two Shot at Wild Party Held in a Queens Mansion Rented Through Airbnb“The party kept raging in the street afterward. The kids were too drunk to care.”
  34. Clumsy Construction Crew Floods Queens With Gross WaterElmhurst now looks like Venice, but with floating garbage cans instead of gondolas.
  35. real estate
    Brooklyn Real Estate to Manhattan: ‘What’s Good?’As record-breaking sales continue, the borough has become a choice, rather than a priced-out-of-Manhattan necessity — and Queens is rising, too.
  36. neighborhood news
    The Queens Tourism Center Is ClosingThat’s right, Queens has a tourism center.
  37. Brooklyn Is Basically As Expensive As ManhattanAnd prices keep rising in Queens. Maybe it’s time to take another look at the suburbs.
  38. crimes and misdemeanors
    Queens Man Arrested for Shooting NYPD Officer in the Face He’s been charged with attempted murder.
  39. fights
    Things Got a Little Crazy at the Opening of This Queens Daiquiri BarA huge fight involving dozens of people broke out. 
  40. very sad things
    12-Year-Old Girl Managed to Call 911 After Her Father Shot Her in the HeadHer sister, mother, and grandmother did not survive.
  41. awful things
    Hit-and-Run Driver Made Sure to Grab McDonald’s Before Fleeing Scene The victim is reportedly in critical condition.
  42. very sad things
    FEMA Wants a Superstorm Sandy Refund AlreadyHey, poor people, please return thousands of dollars. Love, FEMA.
  43. very sad things
    Another Child Beaten to Death in an NYC Homeless Shelter The second one this week. 
  44. scary things
    Cops Kill Ax-Wielding Attacker, Shoot BystanderChaos on a Queens street.
  45. sad and gross things
    Horny Old Racist Has Shockingly Disgusting Excuse for Posting Porn in His WindowHe says it’s not to intimidate his Indian neighbors.
  46. urban planning
    In Terms of Affordable Housing, Queens Is de Blasio’s Last Best HopeThe mayor can’t de-gentrify hot zones. What he can do is pump city money into middle-class safe zones in Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.
  47. crimes and misdemeanors
    Burglar Bros Broke into Queens Beer GardenGuess what they stole.
  48. horrible things
    Abused Queens Girl, 12, Found Weighing 58 PoundsHer father and stepmother are finally in jail after nearly two years of beatings.
  49. stand clear of the closing doors
    Toddler Rescued After Stroller Rolls Onto Queens Subway Tracks Phew.
  50. scary things
    West Nile Virus Is BackInfected mosquitoes were found in Staten Island and Queens.
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