New Courtyard, Old Worries At LeFrak

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer For some, the opening of the West Courtyard at LeFrak City marked a new era for the 50-year-old apartment complex. For others, it put a shiny new façade on long term problems. Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona), State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and a representative for Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East […]

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Four Found Dead In Home

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief Four elderly people were found dead last Friday in a Floral Park home, apparently killed by what officials said was accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Police were called to the home at 260-08 86 Ave., just a few blocks from the Nassau County border, at around 3:15 p.m. last Friday […]

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Possible Parking Reductions Rile CB Heads

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer An early proposal by the Department of City Planning to revamp certain zoning regulations would also remove some parking requirements, to the chagrin of many Queens community leaders. The plan includes a slew of adjustments to current zoning regulations that the agency believes would together encourage affordable and senior housing […]

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Gastropub OK’d At Lively Hearing

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIGE Staff Writer A new gastropub from the owners of LIC Bar got a green light for a liquor license at a standing-room-only Community Board 2 hearing last Wednesday. To be located at 47-02 Vernon Blvd., the eatery promises a 40-seat restaurant and a 12- to 14-seat bar. Whereas LIC Bar is a […]

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The Cost Of Water Will Rise Again

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Residents throughout the five boroughs will see a 3.24 percent increase on next year’s water bills, if the City Water Board approves a proposed rate hike from the Department of Environmental Protection – the agency’s lowest increase in a decade. “By implementing effective cost controls, refinancing higher interest debt and […]

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Prank Shines New Light On Neglected Park

By Daniel Offner Staff Writer It may have been an April Fool’s joke, but what made the prank work isn’t as funny. On April 1, the blog ilovefreeconcerts.com, which serves as a calendar for free concerts in New York City, announced that the Walt Disney World Resort purchased the World’s Fair grounds at Flushing Meadows-Corona […]

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