Woman killed in Auburndale Fire


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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A 63-year-old woman perished in the blaze that consumed her Auburndale home. The victim, Joanne Brown, was found dead at the scene on Sunday, April 15. Her cousin, who Brown lived with, 59-year-old John Rebecchi, escaped. Neighbor Sandra Villafane was one of the first people to see the fire. Up late on the computer, Villafane […]

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Auburndale Atrocity


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Contrasted against a sea of well-kept homes and pristinely-manicured lawns in Auburndale looms an abandoned property – a massive four-unit building left destitute, much to the dismay of locals who take pride in their neighborhood. The structure, located at 47th Avenue and 198th Street, once a single-family home, was converted into four separate houses by […]

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Abandoned Auburndale homes a blight


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The Auburndale Civic Association is refusing to abandon hope that four vacant and forgotten homes will cease to be a blight on their community. The four attached, two-family houses, located on 198th Street, have been empty since being built several years ago, according to Henry Euler, president of Auburndale Civic. “They have been laying there […]

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Grand re-opening of Queens Library at Auburndale


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

FLUSHING – The grand re-opening of the Queens Library at Auburndale will take place on November 19 at 1 p.m. at 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing. The newly upgraded facility now includes a teen area and new furnishings for the adult and children’s areas, new lighting and carpeting, and all new laptop counters. The […]

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UPDATE: Man killed by train at Auburndale LIRR station


By Queens Courier Staff

An adult male was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning, November 19, at the Auburndale Station. The incident is under investigation. Train service was suspended on the Port Washington branch of the LIRR between 5:35 and 7:15 a.m., according to an MTA spokesperson. After […]

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Creeps torch Auburndale playground


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

When Lisa Ziegler brought her two kids after school to Underhill Playground in Auburndale on Tuesday, October 17, they found their favorite playground charred and boarded up after a mysterious accelerant-driven fire had ripped through a large equipment structure earlier that morning. “They said to me, “Mommy, what happened?” Ziegler said. “How do you explain […]

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Five humongous Queens homes listing under $1M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Multiple Listing Service and PropertyShark

While new apartments in Queens are getting smaller so developers can maximize profits, the borough still has a treasure trove of spacious gems in older homes that offer prospective owners the best bang for their buck.

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Queens Courier toy drive to help local Boys and Girls Club


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens

Once again, The Queens Courier will be collecting toys for its annual holiday gift drive. The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens is asking for donations of new toys for 83 girls and 83 boys between the ages of 5 and 10. The Courier will wrap and deliver the toys.

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Citi Bike finally coming to Queens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

Long Island City and Astoria are part of a list of neighborhoods in the city that in upcoming years will receive Citi Bike docking stations, officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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