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NYPD: Cabbie robbed at knifepoint on border of Long Island City/Astoria

38-40 Crescent

Sept. 24, 2017 By Christian Murray 

A taxi driver was robbed at knife point Thursday night by a passenger he picked up near the Crescent Grill restaurant in Long Island City, according to police.

The driver picked up the suspect in front of front of 38-40 Crescent Avenue and drove him to 37 Street and 34 Avenue.

The passenger displayed a knife, demanded money and took $50.00 from the cabbie, police said.

The suspect then departed in an unknown direction. No injuries were sustained as a result of this incident.

The individual is described as a male mid-eastern, 40 to 45 years old, 5′.9′, and 140lbs.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS

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Dianne C

38th Ave. is Long Island city. 30th Ave. is the traditional cut off for AStoria and Long Island city. People moving here from all over want to say they live in astoria but 36, 37, 38 Avenue is well into Long Island city.


Yes! These areas are technically LIC but most people consider it Astoria. Nowadays, when a crime occurs in this area they say it was in Astoria but when you’re looking to get more dollar for a condo or a rental you list it as LIC.


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