Dine And Dance At Winter Pride

The summer parade is not the only place to show LGBT pride. On Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Astoria World Manor, the Queens Pride Committee hosts its annual Winter Pride dinner dance. Winter Pride is the Committee’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Queens Pride Parade and Festival, the Queens Pride film […]

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Grant Awarded To Improve Sutphin Storefronts

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Throughout the year, five businesses on Sutphin Boulevard will start to implement façade improvement projects thanks to a Dept. of Small Business Services and the Economic Development Corporation Neighborhood Challenge grant. The Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District secured the $95,000 grant through the City initiative, which supports innovative and catalytic […]

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Avella Outlines Indep. Dem. Conf. Agenda

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With a new legislative session comes a new budget and new policies the Independent Democratic Conference would like to see go into effect. On Jan. 19, the IDC launched its 2015 policy agenda, “Invest New York,” outlining 15 key investments that would positively impact New Yorkers from all corners of […]

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Library To Celebrate MLK Legacy

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Queens Library will hold a commemoration to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. The Queens Library is inviting the community to go to its Central Branch on Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. for the program. This free event, meant […]

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IDNYC Will Be Library Card And More

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer IDNYC has arrived,  bearing gifts. New Yorkers with IDNYC, the City’s municipal identification card, will get access to the City’s libraries, as well as a number of cultural and recreational institutions, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the Flushing Library on Monday during the card’s launch. Residents can apply […]

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City Bans Single-Use Styrofoam Products

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Starting this summer, most styrofoam products will be banned in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced on Jan. 8 that food service establishments, stores and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single service expanded polystyrene in the City, as of July 1. Among the […]

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Parents, Educators Call For Billions From State

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Almost 100 parents, educators and community leaders joined last Thursday to tell the State, “We Can’t Wait” for nearly $6 billion. At a town hall meeting held at Jackson Height’s PS 69, representatives from the Alliance for Quality Education, the Community Education Council for District 30 and others, as […]

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A Possible Last Effort To Save Cinemart

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Forest Hills movie theater on the brink of closure is being given one last chance to stay alive. The Cinemart Cinemas, located at 106-03 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills, has been given a first-run showing of the new Clint Eastwood movie, “American Sniper,” which is set for a nationwide […]

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