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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State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr. joins NYLAG attorneys during a recent visit by NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center. Photo courtesy of Joseph Addabbo’s office

Addabbo and NYLAG Team Up To Counsel Rockaway Residents

Next month, a mobile legal center will pull up to Rockaway Beach Boulevard and provide free legal assistance to peninsula residents. It one of the latest Queens stops for the innovative van.

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The Queens House of Detention sits vacant but will factor into the city's plan to close Rikers // nyc.gov

Queens House of Detention Set to Re-Open As Rikers Closes

The vacant Queens House of Detention is one step closer to re-opening as a key component of the city’s plan to shutter Rikers Island.

On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the four proposed borough-based sites to replace Rikers. The Queens jail will be located at 126-02 82nd Avenue, the site of the vacant House of Detention, which closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2002.
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the four proposed borough-based sites to replace Rikers.

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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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Joaquin Guzmán (center in blue), known as El Chapo, waves to his wife Emma Coronel Aispuro (right) while Andrea Goldbarg (left) and U.S. District Court Judge Brian Cogan look on. // Court sketch by Shirley and Andrea Shepard

Judge Nixed Trial Move For Drug Kingpin El Chapo

By Rob Abruzzese Queens Daily Eagle Federal court judge Brian Cogan ruled against a motion by the defense of Mexican

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Derrick Hamilton was wrongfully convicted and spent 21 years in prison. He speaks at a rally to establish a prosecutorial misconduct commission. // Photo courtesy of VOCAL-NY

Advocates Rally for Prosecutorial Watchdog Despite DA Resistance

More than 100 organizations rallied in New York City Monday to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a law creating a prosecutorial misconduct commission.

The watchdog would monitor and investigate claims of prosecutorial misconduct involving the state’s 62 district attorney offices.

“New York has an ugly stain as one of the states with the most wrongful convictions,” said Assembly Member Nick Perry from Brooklyn during a rally at 60 Centre Street Monday. “The governor should stand with us and sign this law.”

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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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