Queens Village shopping mall selling for nearly $11M  


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Photo courtesy of Massey Knakal 

The center, located at 218-24 Hempstead Ave. in Queens Village not far from Belmont Park, was built in 2006 and is owned by Village Plaza LLC, according to city records.

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Retired correction officer fatally shot in Queens Village


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A 50-year-old retired correction officer is dead after he was shot in Queens Village Friday morning following a domestic dispute with two other correction officers, according to published reports and police.

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Star of Queens: Mohamood Ishmael, president, Queens Village Civic Association


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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COMMUNITY SERVICE: Mohamood Ishmael has been a member of the Queens Village Civic Association for over 20 years. He had served as treasurer before becoming president in 2011. In April, he became a member of Community Board 13, where he is committed to providing community service. “As a civic leader I see myself as an […]

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Queens Village LIRR station gets a makeover


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Photo courtesy of the Office of Assemblymember Barbara Clark

The Queens Village Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station received a multi-million dollar makeover, which is just the beginning in improving access to stations throughout southeast Queens. The current station building, opened in 1924, was renovated through an $8.5 million project and features two new elevators, one serving the eastbound platform and the other serving the […]

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Queens Village resident goes from overweight to marathon man


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Flipping through Facebook pictures one day in January 2011, Queens Village resident Joseph Gordon realized he was gaining too much weight. He had just started a job as an accountant after college and attributed his weight gain to lack of exercise and sitting at his desk “all day.” So that same day, he decided to […]

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Man shot to death in Queens Village


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A 22-year-old was fatally shot in Queens Village early Saturday morning, police said. Cops found the victim unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the upper back around 3 a.m. at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 217th Street He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests […]

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Queens Village man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen


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A Queens Village man has pleaded guilty to forcing a 15-year-old girl to be his sex slave, the district attorney’s office said. Christopher Whitfield, 25, raped the teen twice and made her have sex with strangers for cash he pocketed, authorities said. The girl had run away from home when Whitfield found her last March. […]

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Woman stabbed multiple times in Queens Village attack


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A woman was seriously wounded in a vicious knife attack in Queens Village Tuesday morning, said police. Cops were called to the scene of the assault at 221st Street near 105th Avenue around 5 a.m. and found the 36-year-old victim with multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso. She was taken to North Shore […]

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Driver charged with murder after fatally striking Queens Village man


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A man is dead after he was hit at a Queens Village intersection Monday night. Kaman Drummond, 23, was struck at 208th Street near 109th Avenue around 11:52 p.m., said police. He was taken to Queens General Hospital and pronounced dead. The woman driving the vehicle involved in the accident, 21-year-old Dunasha Payne, was taken into custody at the scene […]

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Queens Village high school students paint over the past


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Students at a struggling Queens Village high school are painting over their past, one locker at a time. Historical figures, sprawled across obsolete lockers at Martin Van Buren High School, have become symbolic of the new face of the changing school, students and administration said. “We’re basically trying to paint a picture of a whole […]

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