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Shuttered Parkway Hospital to be auctioned
Central Melissa Chan 6/13/2013 at 2:26PM

The shuttered Parkway Hospital building in Forest Hills will be auctioned off at the end of the month, according to a real estate data site. The state closed the hospital at 70-35 113th Street in 2008. It has been vacant since. Now the 70,000-square-foot property, with an outstanding lien of nearly $15 million, is up [...]

Burglar wanted in 13 apartment building thefts
Burglar wanted in 13 apartment building thefts
Central Cristabelle Tumola 5/24/2013 at 11:21AM

Police are looking for a man who stole cash from the basement change machines of 13 different Queens apartment buildings. The burglaries occurred between April 18 and May 20 in the Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodside and East Elmhurst sections of the borough, said officials. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at [...]

Rash of Forest Hills burglaries prompt safety meetings
Central Queens Courier Staff 5/11/2013 at 3:58PM

A rash of burglaries in Forest Hills has prompted a second safety meeting in two months. Home and car break-ins have skyrocketed in Forest Hills and Rego Park this year, according to the 112th Precinct. According to Captain Thomas Conforti, property crimes make up 80 to 85 percent of criminal activity in the 112th Precinct. [...]

Suspect wanted for attempted robbery of cab driver in Forest Hills
Suspect wanted for attempted robbery of cab driver in Forest Hills
Central Cristabelle Tumola 5/07/2013 at 8:59AM

The NYPD is looking for the suspect wanted in connection to an attempted robbery of a taxi driver in Forest Hills Friday night. Around 9:50 p.m., the suspect entered the victim’s cab near 63rd Drive and 108th Street, said police. The suspect then demanded money, displayed a syringe and simulated a gun. The victim did [...]

Elmhurst library nears completion
Elmhurst library nears completion
Central Angy Altamirano 5/01/2013 at 4:07PM

With the final piece added to its steel structure, the Queens Library at Elmhurst is one step closer to serving the community. Borough President Helen Marshall, local elected officials, Queens Library officials, construction company representatives and community leaders gathered on Tuesday, April 29 for the hoisting of the ceremonial beam to “top out” the new [...]

Report: Sheikh wants Queens soccer team
Report: Sheikh wants Queens soccer team
Central Terence M. Cullen 5/01/2013 at 3:33PM

Queens may yet get its own pro soccer team. The New York Times has reported Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, whose private group owns England’s Manchester City soccer team, is in talks with Major League Soccer (MLS). Bin Zayed is a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family. MLS Commissioner Don Garber reportedly wants a $100 million expansion fee from the potential owner. [...]

Vacant Rego Park building becomes eyesore
Vacant Rego Park building becomes eyesore
Central Terence M. Cullen 4/19/2013 at 1:34PM

A vacant building in Rego Park has some complaining that the structure is a major eyesore. The commercial strip on Woodhaven Boulevard, between 63rd Road and Dana Court, has rental signs along its windows. Until recently, scaffolding covered almost the entire block. “Of course there’s a problem,” a source said. “There’s been problems for years.” [...]

New center to treat 9/11 first responders
New center to treat 9/11 first responders
Central Queens Courier Staff 3/16/2013 at 12:00PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Nearly 12 years after the attacks on the Twin Towers, the Queens World Trade Center Clinical Center for Excellence opened a new facility in Rego Park – its third in the borough – to treat workers suffering from 9/11 related illnesses. Dr. Jacqueline Moline, director of the center, said the new building [...]

Suspect wanted for salon break-in
Suspect wanted for salon break-in
Central Queens Courier Staff 3/07/2013 at 5:07PM

Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a Rego Park salon early Thursday morning According to police, at about 3:30 a.m., the suspect used a hammer to shatter the front glass door of Olga Salon, located at 91-02 63rd Drive. Once inside, he removed cash from the register and a portable radio from behind [...]

New book chronicles history of Forest Hills
New book chronicles history of Forest Hills
Central Queens Courier Staff 2/22/2013 at 12:48PM

The history of Forest Hills is captured through more than 200 vintage images, including these pictured, in “Images of America: Forest Hills” — a new book by Forest Hills native Nicholas Hirshon. The foreword of the book is written by actor Ray Romano, who is also a product of the Queens neighborhood.     RECOMMENDED [...]