Author Archives: Liam La Guerre

Russian café chain Stolle opening first US location in Long Island City


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre 

Russian café chain Stolle, which has more than 49 locations in Russia and Europe, is opening its first American shop in Long Island City.

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Avella hopes to stop plans of overdevelopment on massive Whitestone vacant sites


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Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/PropertyShark 

Winter may be coming to an end, but state Sen. Tony Avella isn’t planning a warm welcome for anyone who purchases a controversial site in Whitestone if they plan on overdeveloping the property or building something that doesn’t comply with zoning.

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Rego Park teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys, won’t see prison time


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Photo courtesy of Nicholas Strini/PropertyShark

A Rego Park elementary school computer teacher will be sentenced to 10 years of probation after he pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with minors in his classroom over the course of four years, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Juniper Valley Park has second most playground injury claims in city: report


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village has cost taxpayers at least about $300,000 over the last decade due to personal injuries claims, according to a new report.

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Selling point: Joe Abbracciamento site sells again and more big sales


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Criterion Group had plans to demolish and build on the property, but nearly one year after Joe Abbracciamento closed, the new owner has sold the property.

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