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Brooklyn, Queens Locals Clean Up Damage From Two Tornadoes

Cleanup efforts continue in Brooklyn and Queens after tornadoes roared through parts of both boroughs yesterday morning, but residents are relieved to know that no one was reported injured by the twisters. Read more: NY1


Queens teen calls cops, then her brother is found stabbed to death

“If you don’t get here fast, I’m going to kill this guy!”A distraught Queens teenager made that warning to a 911 operator moments before allegedly stabbing her brother to death in a clash over a cellphone, sources told The Post yesterday.

Neighbors could hear screams from inside the first-floor Woodhaven apartment during a fight between Yocairis Diaz, 18, and Frank Fortuna, 20, at about 5:25 p.m. Friday. Read more: New York Post

Queens parkour virtuoso stars in short film

Keith Horan has a serious addiction — and his enabler is the landscape of New York City.

The 27-year-old from Rockaway is a plumber by trade but his passion is parkour, which uses everything from walls to train trestles for a form of urban gymnastics. Read more: Daily News


Bigger is better: Forest Hills High School bucks trend

For years, school overcrowding has been an issue, leading to the development of smaller, more specialized facilities in New York City.

But Forest Hills High School, a massive, 75-year-old institution on a bucolic city block in Queens, is bucking the downsizing trend and proving that large schools can function just as well as its smaller counterparts. Read more: Daily News


Thug wanted in shooting of NYPD sergeant is also suspected for Queens murder

A career criminal being sought for shooting an NYPD sergeant in Queens last month is also wanted for a murder in June, the Daily News has learned. Read more: Daily News