Rep. King discuses homeland security over JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce breakfast


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

While JFK may be the “safest airport” in the country, far too many people do not take homeland security seriously enough, U.S. Rep. Peter King told an airport civic group on Wednesday.

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Livery cab driver arrested for JFK Airport stabbing


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy the Port Authority of NY & NJ

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO A Flushing man has been arrested for a stabbing at  John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday after getting involved in a dispute with another man. The incident began outside of Terminal 8 around 4:45 p.m., then spilled into a parking lot, where one of the men stabbed the other above […]

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JFK Airport workers rally for fair wages


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders SEIU 32BJ

David Harrison has worked as a skycap at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport for three years, and is struggling to live with his $4.15 hourly pay. Four days a week, Harrison helps passengers with their bags from the curb to their respective ticket counters. He relies heavily on tips from these incoming travelers, but […]

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Tennessee man arrested at JFK Airport for having guns and ammunition


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A 23-year-old Tennessee man was arrested Saturday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport for allegedly traveling with multiple guns and ammunition, authorities said. Keenan A. Draughon, 23, allegedly wanted to check in two handguns, two rifles and two high-capacity magazines for his flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. […]

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Police investigating machine gun found at JFK Airport


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Police are trying to figure out how a machine gun ended up inside a ceiling at JFK Airport. A contractor discovered the weapon while working in a non-passenger area of Terminal 1 around 10 a.m. Thursday, said a Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spokesperson. The Mac-11 subcompact machine pistol was hidden in […]

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JFK Airport’s Worldport terminal lands on endangered list


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Photos courtesy of Anthony Stramaglia/Save the Worldport

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Worldport terminal has flown into new territory — a list naming it one of America’s most endangered historic locations. On June 19, the flying saucer shaped-terminal was chosen for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s latest list of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. The site has been slated for […]

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JFK Airport workers want a living wage


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File photo/THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Security workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport find themselves in limbo – between terminals and supporting families on minimum wage. “Nobody cares about our guys in the airport,” said Lorrington McKenzie who works traffic security outside the terminals. McKenzie, along with other security officers, gets paid $8 an hour. He has not gotten a […]

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Three Bronx men charged with conspiring to bring cocaine through JFK Airport


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Three Bronx men have been charged with conspiring to bring cocaine into the United States by arranging for a citizen of the Dominican Republic to swallow drugs and fly them into John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 22. The drug carrier was also arrested. The announcement came from Queens […]

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Art thief accused of stealing Dalí painting busted at JFK Airport


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the New York County District Attorney's Office

BY ADJANI SHAH A man wanted for swiping a valuable Salvador Dalí painting from a Madison Avenue art gallery was arrested at JFK Airport and indicted Tuesday for grand larceny, announced Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance. According to court documents and statements, Phivos Istavrioglou, 29, of Milan, walked into the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on June 19 […]

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Real estate roundup: Tour of TWA Flight Center before transformation, two new Korean eateries coming to Astoria


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Evan P. Cordes

“The TWA Flight Center opened its doors as part of this year’s Open House New York weekend, and some visitors were even decked out in their vintage TWA attire.”

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