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Op-Ed: Top 4 Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island

Digital Journal ranks its Top 4 Greek restaurants on Long Island and Queens, New York. These eateries are listed in alphabetical order.

Review: The French Workshop is a wonderful bakery in Bayside Special

Bayside - On Jan. 6, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to review the brand new bakery, The French Workshop, in Bayside, Queens.

25th annual Hermes Expo to kick off at Queens Chamber of Commerce

Jackson Heights - On April 4, 2016, the 25th annual Hermes Expo will kick off at the Queens Chamber of Commerce in Jackson Heights, New York.

TSA agent arrested for stealing passenger's cash during a scan

New York City - A TSA agent at John F. Kennedy International Airport was busted after being caught allegedly stealing money from a passenger's wallet at a security checkpoint, officials say.

Butterflies sounding like ants to sneak into nests

Which insects live in ants’ nests? Not only ants is the answer. Other insects take advantage of the nutrient rich hobbles. To get round this, some are adept at imitating ants.

Sears stores offer curbside pickup/returns to online shoppers

Hoffman Estates - Online shoppers picking up or returning items to brick-and-mortar Sears stores nationwide can take care of business without leaving their cars.

Andy Murray finally appoints his new coach

British number one tennis star Andy Murray has finally announced his new coach, since Ivan Lendl and the Scot parted ways back in March.

Review: 'Young World Travelers and the Magical Crystal Globe' is a gem Special

Tarpon Springs - "Young World Travelers and the Magical Crystal Globe" is an educational children's book written by a Florida gift shop owner and Greek-American author Demetra Travaris-Lecourezos. It was co-created by Constantinos "Gus" Lecourezos.

NY senior citizens at war with police over sitting in McDonalds

Flushing - A group of Korean senior citizens is fighting a war, sort of, for their right to sit for hours a day at a McDonalds at the corner of Parsons and Northern Boulevards.

New York’s problem with prescription drugs

New York - Nationwide, overdose rates are increasing at an alarming rate. In some states, overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. As the death toll rises, many are asking what can be done to combat this trend.

Chinese investing in Queens, New York property

Guess which New York neighborhood is seeing Chinese investors buying its properties? It may surprise you to learn that it's Queens!

Memoirs of a Cobra: My interview with Queens rapper, G-Code420 Special

New York - Through my love of hip-hop, I've met some pretty amazing and interesting people along the way. Queens rapper, G-Code420, has been a friend for about two years now. He is a man with a vision, a dream, and one of the most unique styles I've heard.

Wife sought lock change hours before death by abusive NYPD hubby

A woman trapped in an abusive marriage contacted a locksmith to have her front-door locks changed hours before her husband, an NYPD officer, gunned her down on a suburban Queens street.

Sheik said to pursue MLS club for Queens

New York - Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, whose private investment group owns Manchester City in England's Premier League, is now in the final negotiations to own a franchise of Major League Soccer in Queens, New York.

Family of soldier slain by NYC officer to sue city

The family of an unarmed soldier shot to death by the NYPD on a Queens highway last year has filed a legal motion to sue the NYPD and the city after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer on manslaughter charges.

Sunando Sens identified as recent NYC subway shove victim

New York - The victim in last night's subway shove death in Queens, New York has been identified as Indian immigrant Sunando Sen. Sen's death makes it the second NYC subway shove death to happen in December.

Sandy victims return from Thanksgiving holiday; find homes looted

Breezy Point - Many tri-state area residents experienced tremendous hardship after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. If the injury hadn't been damaging enough, now some residents are dealing with looters.

Police officer slain in Nassau County; Queens man arrested

The manhunt for a violent ex-convict who police said fatally shot a Nassau County police officer during a traffic stop and an innocent motorist, ended early yesterday evening with his capture in Queens.

Elite NYPD unit in slaying of soldier; Queens DA announces probe

Noel Polanco, the 22 year-old unarmed National Guardsman shot dead on a Queens highway early yesterday morning was slain by a member of an elite NYPD tactical unit. The Queens District Attorney's Office has also announced a probe into the incident.

Police boat sinks in New York's Jamaica Bay

A police boat belonging to the Port Authority police department sank in the waters of Jamaica Bay off of Queens during a training exercise. Nearly a dozen officers on board the vessel had to be evacuated to safety though no injuries were reported.

Two tornadoes strike New York City: Video

New York - Residents of Queens and Brooklyn were shocked to see tornadoes cutting across their communities. But officials say while some homes and businesses were damaged, no one was seriously hurt.

NYPD cop busted on DWI charges; second to be arrested this week

An NYPD officer was arrested on charges of drunk driving after she plowed into a parked car early yesterday morning in Queens.

NYC fifth-grader barred from giving speech on same-sex marriage

A fifth-grade student in Queens, New York was barred from entering a class competition with his speech supporting same-sex marriage. His mother said the principal found his topic "inappropriate."

Two NYPD officers arrested in separate drunk driving incidents

New York - Two off-duty NYPD officers were arrested in two separate drunk driving incidents this past Friday morning in Brooklyn and Queens. One officer suffered minor injuries in the incident. Both have been suspended from the police force by NYPD supervision.

Can you find the $10,000 treasure chest buried in NYC? (video)

New York - Somewhere in New York City there is a buried treasure chest filled with coins worth $10,000, and if you find it, it's yours, according to a mysterious website.

Boys die in house fire when 8 yr old tries to save baby brother

New York - Two young brothers are dead after a fast moving fire ripped through their Queens home this morning. FDNY said they were on scene within 3 min of receiving the alarm but it was to late to save the boys lives.

Queens Student arrested for Doodling takes Legal Action

Forest Hills - State of affairs is pretty gloomy, when a 12-year old little girl is compelled to seek legal and monetary retribution against one of the largest cities in the world.

'Fight Club' found at New York elementary school

A father in Queens stumbled onto a 'fight club' just like in the Hollywood movie at his son's elementary school. The children were only 4th graders, best friends and pitted against each other.

Landmark Descanso Gardens Gives Shout-out to Former Queens

The idyllic Descanso Gardens in LaCanada/Flintridge, California, is searching for former camellia queens and princesses from the 1950s, who reigned over the elaborate pageantry of its winter-blooming flower festival.

Three workers dead at Queens waste plant

Three workers died in an accident in a liquid-filled hole at a privately operated waste transfer plant in Jamaica, Queens, yesterday afternoon.
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The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital which is also in Queens.
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