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Street Co-Naming

    Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Pastor Witold Mroziewski unveiled Pope John Paul II Way on Sunday afternoon. It was named after Pope John Paul II who was the cardinal archbishop of Krakow in Poland. The street is in front of the Holy Cross Church in Maspeth, the second oldest Polish parish in Queens.

Hospital Adds Women’s Health Center

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Elmhurst Hospital has expanded with a facility to primarily serve women’s health services. The 17,370-square-foot Women’s Pavilion will serve as the new outpatient healthcare facility to serve prenatal and comprehensive obstetrical services for women in Queens. On Friday, Senior Vice President of the Queens Health Network Chris Constantino welcomed Queens […]

Local Advocacy Group Slows Cars Down

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Over the weekend, a local advocacy group traveled to various neighborhoods across the City, including Astoria, Jackson Heights and Jamaica, with large clusters of pedestrians, to hang up signs that read “20 Is Plenty.” As part of his Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities across the City, Mayor Bill […]

Luxury Apartments Proposed In Ridgewood

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A plan to bring upscale apartments to a Ridgewood neighborhood drew mixed reactions at last week’s Community Board 5 meeting. Representatives from Aufgang Architects presented their plan to redevelop a site at 176 Woodward Ave., Ridgewood, right on the border of Bushwick. The proposal is a 90,000-square-foot residential building with […]

Astoria Gets Flea And Food Market

Astoria is getting its own flea market, similar to the one its neighbors enjoyed last spring in Long Island City. LIC Flea and Food market, named the City’s number one market, will expand to the back-lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. First built in the 1920s, the studio […]