Ronald Giallanzo's mansion in Howard Beach // Photo courtesy of DOJ

Jig Is Up For Howard Beach Bonanno Family Loan Shark

Ronald “Ronnie G” Giallanzo, a Howard Beach loanshark and Bonnano family captain, will have to pay a $1.25 million penalty and sell his Howard Beach mansion as part of a sentence handed down in Brooklyn’s federal court Wednesday.

Giallanzo was also sentenced to 14 years in prison for his involvement in a racketeering conspiracy that lasted from 1998 to 2017.

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Hallie Geier, 11, (left) died after being struck by a car in Sunnyside, but her life has inspired a the “A Better World Festival” in Sunnyside Saturday. Photo courtesy of QEDC.

Sunnyside Family Turns Tragedy Into Hope for ‘A Better World’

A Better World Festival, which takes place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Bliss Plaza, honors the life of Hallie Geier, a 11-year-old who died after being struck by an SUV in front of her Sunnyside home in 2004.

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Commuters cram inside a hot subway car. AP Photo by Mary Altaffer

Heat Wave Boils Queens Subway Stations

Temperatures inside the subway system’s underground stations have always been hot in the summer, but last week’s heat wave made people take notice.

So too did the sweat-soaked straphangers stranded on the Manhattan-bound L train platform in the Myrtle-Wyckoff station, located in Ridgewood, for nearly 20 minutes because of delays.

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Tour de Flushing participants concluded their ride at the historic Quaker Meeting House last year. Photo courtesy of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.

Tour de Flushing Comes to Queens — No Yellow Jersey Required

On Sunday, Flushing will be the hottest cycling spot this side of France.

The second annual Tour de Flushing cycling extravaganza kick off at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Wall Street’ star Sean Young was questioned by the NYPD after the alleged theft of two laptops. // AP Photo

‘Blade Runner’ Star’s Alleged Laptop Theft Was Publicity Stunt

The laptops are back.

Actress Sean Young was accused of stealing two laptops from an Astoria movie production company that recently fired her, but by Wednesday, the devices appeared at her attorney’s office in Manhattan.

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Students from local high schools and colleges gathered in LIC to celebrate their DDC internships. Photo courtesy of DDC.

DDC Summer Internships End in LIC for 54 Students

It has been a summer to remember — and to add to resumes — for 54 young people employed as interns by the NYC Department of Design and Construction.

On Friday, the 54 DDC interns, a mix of students from 24 local high schools and 16 colleges and graduate schools located in every borough of New York City, gathered in Long Island City for a closing ceremony the 10-week paid program.

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QUEENS, NY - JULY 21: Action Bronson performs during the 2018 Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival at Kupferberg Center for the Arts on July 21, 2018 in Queens, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival)

Action Bronson Arrested at Kosovo Music Festival

One moment his hands were juggling a microphone and a large marijuana joint, and the next moment they were in handcuffs.

That was how rapper Action Bronson’s Saturday night at the Sunny Hill Festival in Southeastern Europe suddenly took a turn for the worse.

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Riders prepare to depart for the first annual Brian Moore Hero’s Run. Eagle photos by Andy Katz.

Cops Ride to Remember Brian Moore in the First Annual Hero’s Run

Hundreds of cops hopped on their hogs Saturday for the first annual Hero’s Run to honor deceased NYPD Officer Brian Moore, who was shot and killed in Hollis in May 2015.

Though the weather forecast predicted heavy rain, about 400 motorcyclists revved their engines in the parking lot at Resorts World Casino ready to ride for their fallen brother.

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Barros’ daughter Eileen holds a sign that says “Give me back my dad” as she stands with Council Member Francisco Moya and demonstrators on the steps of City Hall Friday. Photo courtesy of Francisco Moya

Daughter, Council Member Plead With Judge To Halt Deportation of Maspeth Taxi Driver, Father of 2

With her father facing imminent deportation, Maspeth resident Eileen Barros joined family members, demonstrators and Council Member Francisco Moya at City Hall to demand his release.

Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was scheduled to be deported Friday. The father of two lived in Queens for 25 years and worked as a taxi driver until he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July.

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