Remember the old Brooklyn Dodgers


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Did you know that the first game to be played at the Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field was an interleague exhibition game against the New York Yankees on April 5, 1913? Ebbets Field officially opened on April 9, 1913 against the Philadelphia Phillies. It reminded me that if it had not been for mega builder Robert […]

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Hoping for Lunar New Year holiday, lawmakers move to end Brooklyn-Queens Day


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/File photo

State lawmakers introduced on Tuesday a bill that would eliminate Brooklyn-Queens Day from the New York City public school calendar.

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Brooklyn man convicted of causing wild car chase through Long Island City


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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Jurors convicted a Brooklyn man Wednesday on assault and other charges for leading officers on a wild pursuit through Long Island City and Manhattan last June, prosecutors announced.

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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

Map via Google Maps

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

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre 

“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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