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  • Sidewalk Saga: City Forcing Woman To Pay For Repairs To Public Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Saga: City Forcing Woman To Pay For Repairs To Public Sidewalk
    If you are buying a home or any property , listen up! This is a story about a cracked sidewalk that just goes so much deeper and teaches a valuable lesson in "reading the fine print." Sixty-eight-year-old Judith Smith bought her home along Willets...
  • Speeding Trucks In Queens Neighborhood About To Be Stopped

    Speeding Trucks In Queens Neighborhood About To Be Stopped
    Commercial trucks aren't supposed to cut through residential streets, but it happens all the time on 5th Avenue in Malba gardens, big rigs barreling down street. "We have the box trucks (passing through) all day everyday," said Alfredo Centola...
  • DOT: Residents Blocking Non-Existent Street Cleaners Must Pay Fines

    DOT: Residents Blocking Non-Existent Street Cleaners Must Pay Fines
    Residents of Bayside Queens are fed up with getting parking tickets for blocking street cleaners on Bell Blvd. -- especially since the streets haven't been cleaned for years. "In 2008 my wife and I paid $2300 in violations," said Gus Floropoulos, "We'...
  • Brooklynites Ticketed In Front Of Non-Existent School

    Brooklynites Ticketed In Front Of Non-Existent School
    WILLIAMSBURG, NY (WPIX) -- People on Leonard street in Brooklyn have been getting bombarded with tickets for parking in a school zone -- but there hasn't been a school in the neighborhood since 2006. "What is going on?” asked Helen Mena...
  • City's Property Tax Error Has Queens Homeowners Outraged

    City's Property Tax Error Has Queens Homeowners Outraged
    The city's Finance Department made a major mistake in the property tax-rolls and mistakenly boosted property tax values. Now, Co-Op owners are holding a tax revolt in Queens. "We're stuggling. We're trying to keep our people who have fixed incomes here...
  • Assemblyman's Mom Ticketed, New Bill Introduced

    Assemblyman's Mom Ticketed, New Bill Introduced
    A new bill submitted by State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker would allow drivers to collect $100 for each ticket written in error. And as drivers rejoice at news of the bill, they should remember to thank DenDekker's mother, who may have been the...
  • Drop Case Against Marine Who Brought Loaded Pistol To Empire State Bldg: Supporters

    Drop Case Against Marine Who Brought Loaded Pistol To Empire State Bldg: Supporters
    He's a trained, decorated military tail gunner. So why is a retired Marine facing up to fifteen years in prison for reporting a legally registered gun to authorities? It's a question his many supporters are trying to get answered as they also attempt to...
  • PIX FIX: An Ugly House Gets Cleaned Up

    PIX FIX: An Ugly House Gets Cleaned Up
    PIX11 News first told you about an ugly eyesore back in July, the old Whitestone Farmer's Market on 154th street and 11th Avenue. It was covered in graffiti and trash, today it got a makeover. Thanks to City Councilmember Dan Halloran, Welcome to...
  • Terror Trail Again Leads To Same Quiet Part Of Queens

    Terror Trail Again Leads To Same Quiet Part Of Queens
    "This is messing everything up for us.  People look at us, and they’re afraid," said 28-year-old Ali Popel--a Muslim who was born in Afghanistan.  Popel stood on 143rd Street today in Whitestone Friday, talking about the arrest of his neighbor, 26-...
  • Subway Bomb Case Goes To Jury

    Subway Bomb Case Goes To Jury
    An anonymous jury--its members known only by numbers--started deliberating Monday the terror conspiracy case against 28 year old Adis Medunjanin of Flushing, Queens. Medunjanin is charged in the plot to bomb New York City subway cars in September 2009....
  • Whitestone Bridge Reopens After Sign Collapse

    WHITESTONE (WPIX) -- The Whitestone Bridge reopened Friday, hours after a truck traveling on the Queens-bound side of the bridge struck a traffic sign, causing the steel structure to collapse on all six lanes of traffic, officials say. The incident which...
  • Queens Man Nearly Hit By Arrow

    WHITESTONE, N.Y. (WPIX) --  It has happened again. New York City police are investigating an incident that almost injured a man when an arrow nearly struck him as he was taking out his trash. Eric Weinberger, 48, was reportedly standing outside his...