Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 14th Congressional District, high-fives a voter on primary election day in June. Photo Courtesy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez Stumps, Fundraises Across the U.S.

Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying.

The 28-year-old liberal activist, who was nearly unknown outside of Queens and the Bronx until a surprise June victory over a 10-term incumbent in New York’s Democratic congressional primary, has been crisscrossing the country in recent weeks to stump for fellow progressives.

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The hone at at 33-13 98th Street in Jackson Heights.//Map data: Google.

Landlords Hit With Major Fines For Illegal Transient Conversions

Two Queens landlords were hit with major penalties totaling tens of thousands of dollars for the illegal conversion and transient use of their buildings.

The Department of Buildings issued their monthly enforcement action bulletin last week and two of the largest fines went to Queens property owners.

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An armored truck // Photo by Mike Mozart

Armored Truck Driver Charged For Stealing $1.6 Million In Cash

He’s accused of stealing what he was paid to protect.

A 37-year-old armored truck driver has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than $1.6 million in cash while on duty, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday.

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Rep. Joe Crowley, left, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez // photos courtesy and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Election Law Quirk Holds Crowley Captive to WFP Party Line

By David Brand The race for the 14th Congressional District resumed with a tweet. On Thursday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee

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Activists fill the the streets in Jackson Heights // Eagle Photo by Andy Katz

Hundreds Marched in Jackson Heights for the Rights of Transgender Latinx

By David Brand Eagle Photos By Andy Katz On Monday night, hundreds of transgender activists and their allies marched through Jackson

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, District 14's Democratic Nominee for Congress, high-fives a voter on election day. Photo credit: Corey Torpie

Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Crowley

By David Brand @D4V1DBR4ND In a stunning upset, progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the District 14 primary

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