Jamaica funeral set for rapper slain in Briarwood drive-by shooting

| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@chinxmusic

A Jamaica church will host the wake and funeral Tuesday for the rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, who was murdered in a Briarwood drive-by shooting on May 17.

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Trio of sites in Briarwood and Oakland Gardens trade hands for $23.7 million

| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

The owner of three commercial sites scattered in Oakland Gardens and Briarwood sold the properties for more than $23.7 million, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, which handled the transaction.

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Star of Queens: Aida Vernon, president, Briarwood Action Network

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

aida vernon

Meet this week’s Star of Queens: Aida Vernon, president of Briarwood Action Network, a civic association that addresses problems in the Briarwood community.

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Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Video Courtesy NYPD

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two robberies on Saturday. According to the NYPD, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 58th Road and 138th Street in Flushing. The two suspects approached a 22-year-old male victim, placed him in a chokehold, displayed a firearm and then […]

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DOT addressing construction concerns in Briarwood

| mchan@queenscourier.com


Commuters in Briarwood say poor planning by the state has left them hanging two years after ongoing construction at a major subway station first started marring the community. Civic leaders in the area called for better communication from the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT), during an August 25 rally at the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station […]

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