The spree, according to police, began two years ago. The suspect robbed Amalgamated Bank in Jackson Heights, Queens. Since then, police suspect that the same man has struck at six other banks across the borough, most recently last week.
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Congressional candidate Rory Lancman said today he's staying focused on the issues -- but didn't miss an opportunity to slam his opponents in the increasingly crowded -- and reliably colorful -- race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman. Today, the Daily News reported that Jeffrey Gottlie ... More >>
A crowded race in Queens to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman reached a new level of political drama today -- but the head of the Queens Democratic Party, who decided not to endorse his own cousin, is brushing aside the latest attacks, saying they come from a "misinformed" candidate. It's ... More >>
"Queens GOP for sale: $172,311" says the Daily Gotham, referring to the big-ticket job as a NYCHA commissioner that former councilmember and longtime Queens Republican functionary Anthony Como just got from Mayor Bloomberg. They think it's "part of the price Michael Bloomberg is paying in exchange f ... More >>
On Friday a black Mercedes hopped the curb on Marcy Avenue in Bed-Stuy and hit Dillan Jackson, 4, and Dwayne Jackson, 16. The driver hopped out of the car and "cradled the younger boy in his arms before running off on foot," police told the Daily News. They found Samuel Branch later and charged him ... More >>
Democratic mayoral wannabe Anthony Weiner, the beanpole congressman from the outer boroughs, came out swinging this morning against his would-be rival, Michael Bloomberg. But after taking some tough shots, Weiner promptly went into a rope-a-dope crouch, saying that he didn't want to start campaigni ... More >>
Outgoing Queens councilmember Anthony Como has built himself a weird, gabled house in Middle Village. Fox 5 News found that there were several violations on the construction and accosted Como on the street with them. Since Como is not the best-spoken local pol (he described the violations as "just a ... More >>
More election-time vox populi audio from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: In Staten Island, student Patricia Lacey thinks it's "retarded" we're at war, because "we're not the parents of this world... why should we lose the people we love for people who don't even like us?" Server Corina Episc ... More >>
A new tour idea for those irritating double-decker tour buses: the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal NYC tour! See exotic sites such as: The roots of the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring, in an apartment rented by Mark Brener in Middle Village Queens. ‘Hooker Booker’ Tameka Lewis’ apartment in ... More >>
New German pork-and-beer joint in Bay Ridge delivers a winner schnitzel
Head for the headcheese at venerable Queens German restaurant
"The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>
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