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8 THE QUEENS COURIER • MAY 18, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM Study identifi es best Queens neighborhoods for night workers 6/2/17 6/2/17 6/2/17 6/2/17 SPRING INTO SAVINGS! Encore Premium Photo via Shutterstock VARILUX PROGRESSIVE LENSES $169 (No-Line Bifocals) w/metal frame.Select frames with clear plastic no-line lenses +/- 4 sph, 2 cyl. Not valid with any other offers, sales, vision plan packages. Must present prior to purchase. Offer valid at location only. Some restrictions apply see store for details. Offer ends 6/2/17 QC BY ANGELA MATUA amatua@qns.com @AngelaMatua A report by real estate site StreetEasy identifi es the best places to rent an apartment if you’re working the night shift — and three Queens neighborhoods made the cut. Th e list, which was released on May 10, sought to identify the top 10 most aff ordable, safest and commuter friendly neighborhoods for New York night owls. StreetEasy chose neighborhoods that have a median rent under $2,500 and with average commutes of 35 minutes or less to Union Square aft er 10 p.m. Th ey also factored in delay reports from the MTA. Late night crime was also a big factor when fi nalized the list. StreetEasy culled NYPD records from 2010 through 2016 between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Th e neighborhoods that made it on the list account for less than 0.7 percent of the city’s total nightly violent crime activity. Coming in at number six, Sunnyside has a median rent of $1,993 and with the 7 Train, a commute to Union Square is 23 minutes. Woodside, which ranks seventh, has a median rent of $1,990 but has a slightly longer commute at 31 minutes. Th e study points out that reliability can be an issue since trains run on schedule 73 percent of the time aft er 10 p.m. Ridgewood ranks ninth on the list and off ers a median rent of $2,350. Th e commute on the M train takes about 30 minutes and is on schedule 73.9 percent of the time. Each neighborhood has a plethora of eclectic restaurants, bars and close to more well-known neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City, Bushwick and East Williamsburg. Several Queens neighborhoods are good for people working the night shift. Music teacher busted for sex traffi cking A music teacher who founded the Long Island City Academy of Music had a history of soliciting sex from minors and was caught aft er he attempted to solicit sex from an undercover agent, law enforcement offi cials said. According to U.S. Judge of the Southern District of New York Katherine Parker, Oliver Sohngen used craigslist and frequently exchanged texts with a Bronx man operating a sex traffi cking ring to attempt to “engage in commercial sex acts” with girls from the ages of 8 to 17. Th is operation was run from the Bronx man’s home from March 2013 through November 2013, according to the criminal complaint. Sohngen would negotiate prices through text messages and meet with the girls at a hotel or the man’s home. In November 2015, an undercover agent working with Homeland Security responded to a craigslist ad posted by Sohngen, who also went by the names of Stephan Weierbach and Helmuth Moss online. Th e offi cer exchanged texts with Sohngen until January 2016 and pretended to be a 15-year-old girl. Angela Matua Corona man busted with Fentanyl-laced heroin An investigation into heroin overdoses in Queens has led to the arrest of a 66-year-old Corona man who, for the last two months, sold the drug mixed with the opioid painkiller Fentanyl. According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Hubert Harris, 66, of 102 Street in Corona was charged with third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. On April 6, an undercover detective witnessed Harris giving a man 10 glassine envelopes. Th e cops found fi ve white envelopes and 5 blue envelopes. Th e white envelopes contained a mixture of heroin, Fentanyl and cocaine while the blue envelopes contained Fentanyl and Tramadol, a prescription pain killer. On May 9, NYPD’s Queens North Narcotics Division stopped Harris at 41st Road and 12th Street as he was riding his bicycle and recovered 98 white glassine envelopes, which contained a mixture of heroin and Fentanyl. Harris faces up to 12 years in prison and was ordered held on $100,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 24. Angela Matua


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