Queens doctors charged in multimillion-dollar Brooklyn Medicaid fraud ring


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

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Several Queens medical practitioners were among 23 people indicted in Brooklyn for allegedly scamming the Medicaid system out of nearly $7 million and offering free sneakers to low-income and homeless people in exchange for undergoing unnecessary medical tests and treatments, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Tuesday.

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Brooklyn artist reveals interactive public art project on Sunnyside billboard


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Margeaux Walter

Keep calm and look up, Sunnyside. That’s the message behind one artist’s new interactive project hitting the skies of the western Queens neighborhood.

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National retailers moving to Queens faster than Manhattan and Brooklyn


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The consumer market for national retailers is expanding faster in “The World’s Borough” over anywhere else in the city as a new report showed national brands have opened more new locations in Queens during the year.

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Brooklyn film studio Broadway Stages buys Glendale industrial park for $19.5M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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Brooklyn-based television production company Broadway Stages purchased Atlas Terminals, a huge industrial park with buildings adjacent to The Shops at Atlas Park mall, in Glendale for $19.5 million, according to property records filed Monday.

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Real estate roundup: Transformation of Jamaica, Brooklyn residents join Astoria Cove protests


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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“Jamaica, once an overlooked and crime-ridden area in Southeast Queens, has been undergoing a transformation into a vibrant neighborhood, with a slew of new upscale apartment buildings, hotels and stores.”

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The ‘kings’ reigned in Brooklyn


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

Fox 5 anchor Antwan Lewis, Victoria Schneps, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Joshua Schneps

As our Kings of Kings County made their way to the stage, their smiles were as bright as the full moon that night. I was so happy to see the joy on their faces as each man received a well-earned “Vicki” statue for their accomplishments. It added to the night that our impeccably dressed “King” […]

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Raccoons to be vaccinated in Queens, Brooklyn to help prevent rabies


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of NYC Health Department

Wildlife biologists will distribute oral rabies vaccine in parts of Queens and Brooklyn this month to help prevent the spread of the virus among raccoons, according to the city’s Health Department.

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Queens graffiti legend electrocuted by third rail at Brooklyn subway station: report


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

A Queens graffiti legend was killed earlier this week when he was electrocuted by the third rail at a Brooklyn subway station, according to a published report.

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