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State Senator Shirley Huntley’s husband allegedly robbed outside Aqueduct Racino
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 2:53PM

The husband of a Queens public official alleged he was robbed at gunpoint outside Resorts World Casino, but Racino officials are calling his bluff. State Senator Shirley Huntley’s spouse, Herbert Huntley, told cops last month that while walking outside the Ozone Park facility, three males with revolvers stopped him and stole approximately $380 in cash [...]

New cops join 106th precinct
New cops join 106th precinct
News Alexa Altman 5/10/2012 at 1:17PM

Fresh out of the academy, 15 newly minted police officers joined the 106th Precinct. The rookie rangers were introduced to the public at the precinct’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 by Captain Thomas Pascale. On hand to welcome the recruits was Senator Joseph Addabbo who congratulated Pascale for obtaining extra law enforcement officials. According [...]

Racino employees charged with forging cards
News Melissa Chan 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

A stint of luck has run dry for two Racino employees, busted for forging fraudulent casino player cards, officials said. Moises Jones, 29, and Rolanda Roberts, 33, have been charged with allegedly generating and distributing between 70 and 200 fraudulent casino player cards over the last seven weeks at Resorts World Casino, said District Attorney [...]

Addabbo calls for more cops in 106th Precinct
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2012 at 2:48PM

The pressure is on for NYPD officials to assign more officers to an area local leaders are saying is quickly becoming inundated with mass volumes of visitors. Senator Joseph Addabbo sent Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly a letter on February 8, requesting a “significant increase” in additional officers for the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park — [...]

Officials dispel rumors of crime spikes near Racino
News Melissa Chan 1/24/2012 at 4:44PM

While reported rumors surface about crime spikes near the Racino, officials hope to dispel the so-called fallacies. A recent New York Post article alleged petit larcenies and misdemeanor assaults have increased within the 106th Precinct — which covers the new Resorts World Casino — though they say it’s unclear whether the offenses can be tied [...]

Local businesses benefit from Giants’ championship run
Business Alexa Altman 1/24/2012 at 11:19AM

As Big Blue heads to Indianapolis, New York is seeing green. After their teeth-clenching defeat of the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, the Giants are set for Super Bowl XLVI — and local companies are experiencing an upswing in business as fans flock to retailers and restaurants teeming with team spirit. Shoppers stormed Modell’s within [...]

If you build it, they will come
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/09/2012 at 5:10PM

Last week’s State of the State address by Governor Andrew Cuomo promised big things for Queens, chief among them building the country’s largest convention center on the former site of the Aqueduct Racino. The 3.8 million-square-foot convention center would accommodate the nation’s largest events, up to 3,000 hotel rooms and many restaurants, and create new [...]

[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
News Steve Mosco 1/06/2012 at 9:10AM

There were two major points in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech that everyone saw coming, both of which have a lot to do with Queens. During his speech on Wednesday, January 4, the governor formally introduced the idea of legalizing full table gaming in New York State, which would mean big news [...]

Raising the stakes: Resorts World unveils VIP casino
Raising the stakes: Resorts World unveils VIP casino
News Steve Mosco 12/19/2011 at 5:43PM

High-rollers now have a space of their own at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park. Following a grand opening that drew more than 65,000 visitors, the casino at Aqueduct Racino unveiled the remaining two floors of its new facility on December 16 – showing off high-priced amenities and big payoff games. The new features [...]

Resorts World opens as Governor Cuomo pursues full scale gaming
Resorts World opens as Governor Cuomo pursues full scale gaming
News Steve Mosco 12/05/2011 at 3:30PM

Queens gamers will soon have more room to play at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park. The former site of Aqueduct Racino, which received a much-needed facelift this year, will open its final phase on December 16 — four months ahead of schedule. Resorts World’s full scale opening couldn’t be timelier, as Governor Andrew [...]