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Queens man pushed to death at Midtown subway station
Queens man pushed to death at Midtown subway station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2012 at 9:45AM

Police are looking for a suspect who pushed an Elmhurst man onto the subway tracks of a Midtown station Monday, killing the victim when an approaching train struck him. Authorities have classified the death as a homicide, and have released a video of the incident, which happened around 12:30 p.m. at the West 49th Street [...]

Tech thieves targeting iPhones on subway
Tech thieves targeting iPhones on subway
News Michael Pantelidis 3/01/2012 at 9:22AM

Residents of Astoria refuse to be frightened by fleeing thieves aiming to filch their phones. Police say nine iPhones have been stolen along the “N” and “R” train lines since late December, with the most recent incident occurring on February 8. Five of the thefts have occurred in Astoria – three at the 36th Avenue [...]

Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 1:41PM

A Jackson Heights politician is fed-up with the foul fowl feces that shroud the face of the neighborhood’s premier subway station. Councilmember Daniel Dromm says he is perturbed by the pigeon poop problem casting a shadow over the 74th Street station on Roosevelt Avenue, which hosts the No. 7, “E,” “F,” “R” and “M” trains. [...]