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Subways that serve Forest Hills rank highly, according to report

January 3, By Christian Murray

The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign issued its 18th annual “State of the Subways” Report Card last week and gave high ratings to two of the four trains that serve Forest Hills.

The E train was ranked number four of the 20 subway lines reviewed by Straphangers,…

Giant Menorah to be lit at Yellowstone Park Saturday

December 30, By Christian Murray

An 18-foot tall menorah will be lit at a Forest Hills park tomorrow night to mark the final night of Chanukah.

The event, dubbed “Chanukah on the Park,” will take place in Yellowstone Municipal Park between 68th Road and 68th Avenue at 6:15pm.…

Rego Park cellphone store robbed at gunpoint, fourth Queens phone store hit in a month

December 27, Staff Report

A Metro PCS store in Rego Park was robbed at gunpoint Christmas Day, making it the fourth cellphone store to be struck by armed bandits in Queens in less than a month, police said.

Police believe the latest incident is part of a pattern where two armed men have entered cellphone stores—in Sunnyside,…

Chase Bank on Woodhaven Blvd robbed, police say

December 19, Staff Report

The Chase Bank branch located at the intersection of Woodhaven Blvd and Metropolitan Avenue was robbed this afternoon, according to police.

A man entered the 71-04 Woodhaven Blvd branch at about 3:25 pm and handed a demand note to the teller.…

Queens Blvd building, former site of St. John’s Hospital, sells for $125 million

December 19, By Hannah Wulkan

A Queens Boulevard mixed use building, the former home of St. John’s Hospital, sold earlier this month for $125 million, according to public records.

The property, known as The Queens Pointe and located near the Queens Center Mall at 90-02 Queens Boulevard,  …

QueensWay: Parks Advocates Respond As MTA Looks At Rail Reactivation

December 13, by Domenick Rafter

As the Metropolitan Transit Authority ponders whether to bring train service back to the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line, a group planning a 3.5 mile linear park over the same tracks between Rego Park and Ozone Park sent a letter to the agency earlier this week arguing that the reinstatement of rail would be a mistake.…

Shuttered Parkway Hospital likely to be converted into senior housing

December 12, by Domenick Rafter

Plans are in the works to convert the shuttered Parkway Hospital into an apartment complex that will feature senior housing.

The owner of the vacated medical center, Auberge Grand Central, is teaming up with developer Jasper Venture Group to convert the dilapidated hospital building into senior housing as well as build a new market-rate apartment building in the old parking lot along Grand Central Parkway,…

Rego Park resident gets 20 years for stabbing Muslim man in hate crime

December 14, By Hannah Wulkan

A Rego Park man was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for attempting to murder a local Muslim man in a hate crime, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today.

The jury found 59-year-old Bernhard Laufer guilty of stabbing and biting a Muslim worshiper at Masjid Al-Saaliheen Mosque,…