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An animal rights group that had its feathers ruffled when the Port Authority killed three owls at JFK Airport last month is suing the federal government to reform the airport’s bird-management policies. Comments (1).
The new owners of the IHOP, at 155-17 Northern Blvd., said they are considering buying the current tenants out of their lease and could be open to redeveloping the property in the future. Comments (12).
A plane skidded off a runway into a snowbank after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday morning, causing all flights at the Queens airport to be halted for two hours, the Port Authority said. Comment.
A 42-year-old rapper who grew up in South Jamaica and had ties to the famed Queens native, 50 Cent, was killed in a shooting that left a 22-year-old man in critical condition and injured two others Friday afternoon, police said. Comments (21).
In his year-end address to residents, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown trumpeted his office’s accomplishments and praised the borough as one of the city’s leaders in crime reduction in 2013. Comments (4).
Actor Adrien Brody visited a rehearsal of of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” during the The Action Center’s Post-Sandy Holiday Party in Far Rockaway. The Action Center provides after-school and out-of-school-time programs for children in the community, and the party was organized by Bulgari and Save the Children, which started helping the Far Rockaway center after Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Just a few days before he left office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in downtown Jamaica last week touting his administration’s work to reduce incarceration rates at the same time the city is experiencing record-low levels of crime. Comments (1).
A 24-year-old driver, involved in a New Year’s Eve crash that killed a Flushing pre-K teacher, allegedly had his license suspended nine times, the Queens district attorney’s office said in court documents. Comments (148).
The largest share of the five boroughs’ resident hard hats lived in Queens in 2012, and while the construction workforce grew from the previous year, it was still significantly lower than its pre-recession levels. Comment.
Neighbors in a Kew Gardens apartment complex were shocked to hear a bullet cut through the air on Christmas Eve and then see emergency responders rush a man wearing a g-string thong and bra into an ambulance. Comments (9).
The Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica held a two-day Kwanzaa celebration in conjunction with the Queens borough president’s office. The holiday honors African heritage and focuses on the seven core principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Comment.