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  • From cupcakes to cocktails, everyone is crushing on red velvet

    Jackie of Baltimore wants the recipe for a red velvet cake: "Two years ago at Christmas, I had the chance to taste this cake but I can't find a recipe anywhere." — Baltimore Sun recipe finder, 1990 Hang in there, Jackie. If you managed to wait...
  • Woman Found Dead Of 'Blunt Force Trauma' In Astoria Apt.

    Woman Found Dead Of 'Blunt Force Trauma' In Astoria Apt.
    NYPD detectives were trying to determine Friday what led to the brutal murder of a woman whose body was found inside her Queens apartment. Police received a 911 call at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday reporting an woman who was unconscious and unresponsive....
  • Husband Sought In Slaying Of Astoria Woman

    Husband Sought In Slaying Of Astoria Woman
    Police are now searching for the husband of a Queens woman who was discovered dead in her Astoria apartment. Officers want to speak with 32-year-old Jordan Hawes, who they describe as 5'9", 150 lbs. and may be driving a grey Jeep Liberty with NY plate...
  • Bicycle Pervert Even Snatching Panties, Women Say

    Bicycle Pervert Even Snatching Panties, Women Say
    Police are still searching for a bicycle-riding pervert who is terrorizing unsuspecting women in Astoria, Queens, and a local blog manager has even created an anonymous page for victims to document their encounters. Two of the victims, a 33-year-old...
  • Brownouts For Tens Of Thousands On Record Hot Day

    Brownouts For Tens Of Thousands On Record Hot Day
    Con Edison calls it a voltage reduction. Its customers call it a brownout. In any case, it is a controlled reduction of power for tens of thousands of homes in the Tri State area, thanks to Friday's record high temperatures. In thirteen neighborhoods and...
  • Power Plant Explosion Rocks Queens Neighborhood

    Power Plant Explosion Rocks Queens Neighborhood
    A natural gas explosion at a US Power Gen plant rocked a Queens neighborhood Wednesday, prompting a flood of 911 calls in the area. According to officials, the explosion happened at around 7:30 p.m. at the 11-story building located at 20th Avenue near...
  • Man Dressed As Armored Guard Fools Workers, Walks Out With $15K

    Man Dressed As Armored Guard Fools Workers, Walks Out With $15K
    Employees of a check cashing business in Queens were thrown for a loop after they handed over $15,000 in cash to a man the believed was an armored guard but was instead a calculated thief. According to authorities, the incident happened at about 10:15 a....
  • Baltimore inventor gave hope to those with hip problems

    While the name John Gilbert Collison Sr. has been largely forgotten today, his invention of the artificial steel hip ball more than 60 years ago has given him orthopedic immortality. His invention, manufactured in Baltimore in his Falls Road facility,...
  • 10-Year-Old Australian Girl Killed In Queens Car Crash

    10-Year-Old Australian Girl Killed In Queens Car Crash
    People in one Queens neighborhood were in shock Sunday night, after a little girl visiting from Australia died in a two-car crash in Astoria. Sabrina Mangos, 10, and members of her family were here visiting from the city of Tennyson, near Adelaide. That'...
  • Patrick McGoohan dies at 80; TV's 'Secret Agent' and 'Prisoner'

    Patrick McGoohan dies at 80; TV's 'Secret Agent' and 'Prisoner'
    Patrick McGoohan, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and gained cult status later in the decade as the star of the enigmatic series "The Prisoner," has died. He was 80. McGoohan, whose...
  • City Council To Approve Laws Easing Parking Restrictions

    City Council To Approve Laws Easing Parking Restrictions
    The City Council is set to approve a set of bills on Monday that would ease parking regulations in the five boroughs. One bill, sponsored by Councilman Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), will create a five minute-grace period for alternate side of the street...