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Kew Gardens »

Witness Recants Testimony in '94 Murder, Says Police Forced Her to Testify

Joan Gennace-Purser said police coached her to finger Robert Jones in the murder of his ex-lover.

Lower East Side »

Knickerbocker Village and Rockaway Buildings Receive $2.5M in Sandy Funding

The Lower East Side's Knickerbocker Village and two buildings in the Rockaways got rebuilding funds.

Rockaway Beach »

Plan Stalls to Put in New Beach Bathrooms in Sandy-Damaged Rockaways

Community leaders say they haven't been consulted about where the bathrooms will go.

Breezy Point »

Breezy Point Residents Who Lost Homes During Sandy Fire Sue LIPA

More than 100 residents of the Rockaways neighborhood sued LIPA for negligence.

Arverne »

City to Study Extending Ferry Service to Eastern Rockaway, Councilman Says

The Economic Development Corporation will examine whether a second stop would make sense.

Rockaway Park »

Rockaway Ferry Service Extended Another Six Weeks

Weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan will continue for at least another six weeks.

New York City »

A Train Subway to Resume Service to Rockaways

Subway service on the A train to the Rockaways will resume on May 30, the governor announced Thursday.

Arverne »

Decomposing Body Found in the Rockaways, Police Say

Police responded to the Queens beach community to investigate.

Breezy Point »

Family Mourns 24-Year-Old Woman Whose Body Was Found in Queens Marsh

The body of Marisha Cheong was found across from Bayside Avenue in Queens, police said.

New York City »

Rockaways, Staten Island to Host Parks Honoring Sandy Hook Children

In a move linking two of 2012's tragedies, areas ruined by Hurricane Sandy will honor Sandy Hook victims.

New York City »

City Joins Yelp to Promote Hard-Hit Businesses Reopening After Sandy

The city's new initiative promotes local businesses in some of Sandy's hardest hit neighborhoods.

New York City »

'Irish Day of Action' to Bring Christmas Relief for Sandy Victims

A coalition of Irish and Irish-American groups are heading to areas hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

New York City »

Keep Kids Away During Hurricane Sandy Cleanup, Doctors Warn

Debris from Hurricane Sandy is uniquely dangerous for children, according to doctors at Mount Sinai.

Brownsville »

Elderly Sandy Evacuees Find Temporary Home in Empty Brookdale Hospital Wing

A vacant hospital wing got a second life as temporary home for elderly Sandy evacuees.

Long Island City »

John Legend Joins Forces With Music Startup to Raise Money for Sandy Relief

Songza is donating money to a relief fund when users listen to a playlist created by John Legend.