14 The Courier sun • september 4, 2014 for breaking news visit www.couriersun.com Foundation work underway for Fresh Meadows 12-story hotel BY LIAM LA GUERE space, according to filings with the Department of Buildings. firstname.lastname@example.org/@liamlaguerre The site at 61-27 186th St. was previously vacant land across from the mall’s parking lot. Foundation work is progressing on the planned 12-story The new structure will have 22 rooms and is expected to mixed-use hotel near the Fresh Meadows Shopping Center. be completed in January 2016, according to the work poster The hotel, which was designed by Tan Architect, will be on the site. divided into 14,672 square feet of residential space, 40,675 City records also show that there will be 45 enclosed parking square feet of retail space and 2,239 square feet of community ‘Recidivist’ car thief caught by 106th Precinct BY SALVATORE LICATA email@example.com @sal_licata1 An auto theft “recidivist” was arrested for grand larceny auto by cops from the 106th Precinct on Aug. 25, police said, their second major arrest of an alleged car thief in the last month. Richard Hobbs, 27, of Lindenwood, was caught behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle early in the morning by plainclothes officers, cops said. He was connected to the theft of two other vehicles just two weeks prior to this arrest, according to police. Furthermore, cops were able to link Hobbs to four car break-ins in Howard Beach, police said. In July, the cops from the 106th Precinct arrested a teenager in Howard Beach for breaking into vehicles throughout the neighborhood. At the time of the arrest, the alleged thief had property from at least five other cars, according to police. Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, has been outspoken at community meetings, giving tips to residents on ways to keep their cars and property safe. After the arrest of what he called the “auto-theft/car-break-in recidivist,” Schiff tweeted gleefully, “Let’s hope he goes away 4 a long while!” After the two arrests, area residents are hopeful the worst is behind them. “It is my hope that the arrests will help slow down these types of crimes in our community,” Joanne Ariola, a resident of Howard Beach, said. spaces. THE COURIER/File photo FASHION TIME AT THE FLEA BY QUEENS COURIER STAF firstname.lastname@example.org The LIC Flea & Food is celebrating in style this weekend. In the spirit of New York Fashion Week, the popular Long Island City flea market, located at the outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will be hosting the LIC Flea Fashion Weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday, the market will be showcasing fashion, jewelry and accessories including vintage, hand-crafted, curated items and fashion trucks. The items come from vendors such as Zachary Alexander, Jewel Dripped, The Nomad Truck, Baazar à GoGo, Crimson Boudoir Burlesque Boutique, Dr3am3r, Gypsy a GoGo, Queens 88, Vivian Jewelry, Destin 2 Wear, Imran Jewels, Vallnez Mozelli, Green Pink LTD and Paradox Thrift. Awards will be given to winners chosen by a panel of judges and visitors. Even though the Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios came to an end last Sunday, some of the great vendors from the market will be making the move to Long Island City to continue offering their products. LIC Flea & Food, which has only been opened Saturdays after the Astoria Flea opened in May, will now be opened every Saturday and Sunday once again from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will run through the end of October. For more information visit www.licflea. com. THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre Excavation is complete and foundation work is underway for the planned 12-story mixed-use hotel in Fresh Meadows.
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