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Steve Burns
January 05, 2020 - 6:02 pm
We're learning that the tax breaks offered to Amazon to move to New York—tax breaks that sparked protests and eventually Amazon pulling out—were initially even higher than what was publicized.
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Subway surfing
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 24, 2019 - 11:12 am
New York City transit officials say a person surfing a subway train—meaning lying on top—was found dead in a Queens station.
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Elevated subway train
Dreamstime
WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 23, 2019 - 8:24 am
Falling debris from elevated subway tracks in Queens smashed through the roof of a car Tuesday.
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Police line
carlballou
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 21, 2019 - 6:13 pm
A 14-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by a truck while bicycling in Queens Saturday afternoon, police said.
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vigil for fallen cyclist
John McCarten/City Council
July 31, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Advocates for safer streets on Wednesday called on the city to install protected bikes lanes in a Queens neighborhood where two cyclists were killed this year.
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Queensboro Bridge bike path
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May 01, 2019 - 9:38 am
The Queensboro Bridge could lose another car lane to make room for bikes and pedestrians, as advocates and lawmakers decry dangerous conditions on the path shared by those walking and cycling.
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Queens Bicyclist killed vigil
Mack Rosenberg/WCBS 880
March 16, 2019 - 4:52 pm
The strong winds could not contend with the tears of Robert Spencer’s family Saturday afternoon.
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NYPD
March 07, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who they say grabbed a 13-year-old Bronx girl's leg on the subway twice in two weeks. The first incident happened on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m. on the 7 train as it entered the...
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Amazon
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March 04, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Amazon cancelled its plans to move to Long Island City, but that’s not stopping lawmakers from trying to win it back. Dozens of officials, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to the company last week in an effort to woo the online retailer. However, there is no sign that...
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Amazon
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March 02, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Long Island City restaurant owner sent a threatening text to the neighborhood’s city councilman, Jimmy Van Bramer, regarding Amazon’s abandonment of its proposed second headquarters. The text demanded that Van Bramer call an Amazon executive to apologize, saying “You can be...
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