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Queens lawmaker wants fire hydrants tagged with markers
Queens lawmaker wants fire hydrants tagged with markers
Politics Melissa Chan 2/25/2014 at 11:34AM

All New York City hydrants should be tagged with high-flying flags to be spotted more easily during snowstorms, a Queens lawmaker is proposing. Councilmember Mark Weprin is reintroducing legislation this March that would require markers be placed at least three feet above hydrants.

Queens man tries to pawn off $11 million counterfeit sculpture
Queens man tries to pawn off $11 million counterfeit sculpture
News Alexa Altman 11/19/2012 at 1:45PM

A Queens foundry owner was caught attempting to pass off a counterfeit sculpture as the real deal — for an $11 million profit. Brian Ramnarine, 58, owner of the Empire Bronze Art Foundry in Long Island City, was arrested for attempting to sell “1989 Bronze Flag” — a sculpture that he falsely advertised as a [...]

New citizens sworn in at Queens Center
New citizens sworn in at Queens Center
News Alana Manning 9/29/2011 at 3:12PM

“I pledge allegiance to the flag…” rang out the voices of 30 children who had become citizens of the United States just moments before the patriotic ceremony held at the Queens Center Mall. The young men and women were administered the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in the 11th Annual Citizenship Ceremony held [...]