Thieves break into Michaels craft store, take $9,000 cash

December 5, Staff Report

Michael, a popular crafts store located at 51-09 Northern Boulevard, was burglarized last week, according to police.

Thieves broke into the store Thursday night and stole $8,900 in cash from the safe.

Police were unable to provide details on how the thieves were able to get in to the safe.…

Escalator at Woodside station to be repaired by mid January

December 2, Staff Report

The escalator at the 61st Street-Woodside station has been broken for the past couple of weeks and commuters have been forced to climb the stairs to get on the train.

The MTA plans to fix the escalator and has notified Community Board 2 Chairwoman Denise Keehan-Smith that it will be up and running no later than mid January.…

Inaugural Skillman Avenue Holiday Festival takes place Saturday

December 2, By Hannah Wulkan

The first ever Skillman Avenue Holiday Festival will be taking place this Saturday.

The Skillman Project, a collaboration of businesses located on Skillman Avenue, is hosting the festival to bring the community together and celebrate the new holiday lights strung across the avenue.…

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