Body pulled from East Village explosion site believed to be Queens man


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos via Facebook

The family of Moises Ismael Locón Yac, a Guatemalan immigrant and hard-working busboy from Queens, remains in limbo as they await word confirming the identity of one of two bodies found Sunday in the remaining rubble of last week’s East Village explosion.

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An overview: Multi-family buildings in Astoria and Long Island City


| sweiner@gmipny.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Neighborhoods in Queens are experiencing revitalization through the renovation of 1950s and pre-war era apartment buildings as well as the addition of new, modern buildings that have attracted the attention of young families.

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Campaign started to bring new performance series to Sunnyside plaza


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Two groups are coming together to raise funds to bring a new performance series underneath the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside this summer.

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Repairs to disrupt service on E, F, M, R lines in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

The MTA’s Fastrack late-night repair and maintenance program will return to the E, F, M and R lines in Manhattan and Queens the next two weeks, causing disruptions on all four subway lines.

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Homeless Queens woman sentenced for 2010 Astoria Park beating, strangulation


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A 33-year-old homeless woman has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for her role in the 2010 fatal beating and strangulation of a 32-year-old man in Astoria Park, according to the Queens district attorney.

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Astoria band wants to rock Queens with first EP


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Susan DiBello

Some things are just meant to be and are destined to come together — and in the case of Megan DiBello and Colin Clough, one encounter over a bummed cigarette has transformed into a perfect musical match.

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NYC college students to vie for spot in Red Bull’s worldwide paper plane competition


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On Sunday, over 250 students from seven city universities and colleges will try to earn a spot in the worldwide competition called Red Bull Paper Wings.

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DSNY to expand curbside food and yard waste recycling collection


| a.giudice@timesnewsweekly.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Get ready to see more brown compost bins in Queens starting the week of May 18, as more areas of Maspeth and Middle Village are added to the city’s organics waste pilot.

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Plans for tallest Queens building move forward as MTA sells development rights


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Google Maps

The MTA board voted Wednesday to transfer unused development rights from a Queens site it owns for $56 million to a firm that plans to construct the largest building in the borough, according to published reports.

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Queens husband beats wife with hammer to end her suffering: prosecutors


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

An 87-year-old man was charged with assault after hitting his 83-year-old wife on the head with a hammer because he didn’t want to see her suffer as she went into surgery at Elmhurst Hospital, officials said.

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Queens home buying seminar for veterans set for York College


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of StreetEasy.com

Owning a home is a central part of the American Dream, and some veterans turned real estate agents are planning a free home buyer seminar at York College to help those who protect that dream afford homes of their own.

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Queens native starts campaign to fund Dennis Hopper’s final film


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of "The Last Film Festival"

One filmmaker is turning to Kickstarter and the Queens community she grew up in to help put the finishing touches on what will be known as the late Dennis Hopper’s last movie, filmed completely in the “World’s Borough.”

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110 Precinct CO talks new post, future plans


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The 110th Precinct, which encompasses Corona and Elmhurst, has a new top cop and he is ready to get to know his new community and continue the work his predecessor achieved.

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‘Mad Men’ creator discusses show influences, exhibit at Astoria museum


| kmedoff@queenscourier.com

Photo by Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image

Museum members, “Mad Men” fans and movie buffs packed the Sumner M. Redstone Theater on March 20 as the showrunner of the popular TV series, which comes to a close in May, visited the museum for “Inside Mad Men: An Evening with Matthew Weiner.”

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