Escaped prisoner who struck cop in Ridgewood caught in Manhattan


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of NYPD

An escaped prisoner who struck a detective with an unmarked police van in Ridgewood as he attempted to flee Monday evening has been caught in Manhattan, cops said Tuesday afternoon.

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A staycation in Manhattan


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It was a weekend that is always my favorite, staying for a few nights in Manhattan, the greatest tourist destination in the world! I was there to celebrate my Stu’s grandnephew Alec Easton’s Bar Mitzvah and stayed at the W hotel on Lexington Avenue, just across the street from the Waldorf Astoria. On Friday night […]

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Overnight closures to take place on RFK Bridge Manhattan/Queens ramp for two weeks


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, there will be multiple, intermittent closures of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge ramp leading from Manhattan to Queens between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for approximately two weeks, according to the MTA.

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Plane carrying banner to help find Avonte Oquendo flies over Queens, Manhattan


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A plane with a banner reading “Bring Avonte Oquendo Home 1-800-577-TIPS”  flew over Queens and Manhattan Sunday in an effort to help find the autistic teen who has been missing since early October. A volunteer pilot flew the banner over the two boroughs for an hour yesterday afternoon, according to the Bring Avonte Home Facebook […]

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Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo and video courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection to seven jewelry store robberies across the city, including three in Queens. During each robbery, the suspect enters the store, armed with a handgun, and two to three additional suspects jump over the counter and take the jewelry, said cops. No injuries were reported during […]

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Queens seniors battle Manhattan rivals in Xbox bowling tournament


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Some Queens seniors showed that they’ve still got game. The members of the Selfhelp Senior Center in Flushing battled rival SAGE Center of Manhattan on virtual bowling lanes Thursday, in the city’s first official crosstown online Xbox seniors bowling tournament. And although they weren’t playing for a world championship, they’ve had lots of competitive spirit […]

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Queens motorcyclist won’t be prosecuted in Manhattan SUV altercation as investigation continues


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of NYPD

A Queens biker connected to a violent altercation between a driver and a group of motorcyclists in Manhattan won’t be prosecuted as the investigation continues. Allen Edwards, 42, of Jamaica, was initially charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing, according to police. But the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said it “declined to prosecute [Edwards] at […]

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Suspect sought in five Queens, Manhattan store robberies


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of NYPD

Cops are looking for a man wanted in a string of store robberies in Queens and Manhattan. During each incident, the suspect enters the business, simulates a firearm inside a black plastic bag and demands cash, according to police. The first robbery occurred on Tuesday, August 6, at approximately 7 p.m. at a Metro PCS, […]

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Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40


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Screenshot via Google maps

Renderings of a possible stadium for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team, New York City Football Club, made their way onto the Internet yesterday. The renderings were made in 2012 by the organization, but it is not known who leaked them online. “This rendering was a conceptual design that Major League Soccer produced when […]

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