The Octagon Building in Whitestone hits market for $26.5M


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

A Whitestone office building – described as a “trophy asset” in its market and which housed VitaminWater and SmartWater offices– has been put up for sale, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

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Whitestone officials pledge action to deal with overhead helicopter noise


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of George Mirtsopoulos

Lawmakers at the city, state and federal level met with Whitestone residents this month to address complaints of excessive noise pollution from low flying helicopters and outline courses of action to lessen the impact on the community.

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Slow response to Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance appeals for funding


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service

The Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service (WVAS) is having trouble raising funds for their new emergency vehicle, with only seven people contributing to their online campaign since its creation one month ago.

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EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Whitestone beer garden reveals drink menu


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook

Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten will open this summer and serve authentic Austrian and German fare in the style of European biergartens, which serve beer and food at outdoor tables shared among multiple parties of guests.

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Alleged drunk driver from Whitestone has run-in with sanitation truck


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

There wasn’t a clean getaway for a Whitestone man charged with reckless endangerment and DWI after driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway and slamming into a sanitation truck, prosecutors announced.

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Whitestone street dedicated to former resident


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The Whitestone community had a strong turnout on June 12 for the dedication of a local street in honor of a late veteran known for his volunteer efforts.

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