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Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 11:59AM

Queens small businesses are suffering because of excessive fines from city agencies, while Manhattan is left practically untouched, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Fine revenue from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Health (DOH) on Queens businesses has risen by $54 million between fiscal years 2002 and 2012, de Blasio [...]

Elmhurst worker fired for single sick day
Elmhurst worker fired for single sick day
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/06/2013 at 12:13PM

For four months, Emilio Palaguachi, 43, worked 60-hour weeks behind the counter at Superior Deli on the Lower East Side. One day, he felt ill, and with the permission of his manager, missed a day of work to visit a doctor. But when he returned to work the next day, he was handed one day’s [...]

Suspect sought in Long Island City murder
Suspect sought in Long Island City murder
Police Queens Courier Staff 2/04/2013 at 8:31AM

Authorities are looking for a suspect in the murder of a Manhattan man who was shot and killed in Long Island City Saturday night, police said. Francisco Leal, 27, had a gunshot wound to his chest when cops found him on the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue around 10 p.m. He was taken to [...]

Service disruptions on ‘N,’ ‘Q,’ ‘R’ lines this week
Service disruptions on ‘N,’ ‘Q,’ ‘R’ lines this week
Central Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 5:06PM

Starting tonight, there will be service disruptions on the “N,” “Q” and “R” trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program. The changes will last until Friday, February 1. There will only be “N” service in Brooklyn and Queens, and the line will operate in [...]

Astoria man saves stranger from subway tracks
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/24/2013 at 12:02PM

After several recent deaths on subway station tracks, one heroic Astoria man saved an elderly stranger from a similar fate. According to ABC New York, 33-year-old Ramiro Ocasio was waiting for a Queens-bound train at the 59th Street-Lexington Avenue station in Manhattan Friday afternoon when he saw a man crawling in the middle of the [...]

Changes on 14 subway lines this weekend
Changes on 14 subway lines this weekend
News Queens Courier Staff 1/11/2013 at 2:59PM

Over a dozen subway lines will be affected this weekend because of system work. In addition to service suspension between Queens and Manhattan on the No. 7 train, there will be changes to the “1,” “2,” “3,” “4,” “5,” “A,” “C,” “F,” “G,” “J,” “M,” “Q” and “S” (42nd Street Shuttle) lines. If you are [...]

Queens businesses fear 7 subway suspension may hurt profits
Queens businesses fear 7 subway suspension may hurt profits
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 1/03/2013 at 1:34PM

Once more, western Queens business owners could potentially say goodbye to a profitable winter. The No. 7 line weekend service between Queens and Manhattan is being suspended until the end of March, and many area business owners fear that this will affect the influx of customers they usually get. The award-winning Chocolate Factory Theater in [...]

Weekend 7 subway service suspended through March
Weekend 7 subway service suspended through March
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2012 at 11:48AM

For the second time in less than six months, straphangers in Queens and Manhattan will be without the No. 7 subway for multiple weekends in a row. Starting December 28, No. 7 line service between the two boroughs will be suspended every weekend until March 25 due to planned subway work. Trains won’t run between [...]

Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens
Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 5:42PM

Starting next month, some late night subway riders will need to find alternate forms of transportation, the MTA announced Monday. The MTA’s Fastrack program, which temporality suspends parts of the subway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights for track, tunnel and station maintenance, will affect several lines in Queens and other parts of [...]

Suspect in Queens, Manhattan elevator robberies in custody
Suspect in Queens, Manhattan elevator robberies in custody
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/12/2012 at 10:17AM

A man wanted in connection to four New York City elevator robberies, including one in Queens, is being question by authorities, according to police and media reports. In each attack, the suspect followed the victim into an apartment building, then the elevator and stole the woman’s property, said the NYPD. During three of the incidents [...]