Bill Would Stop K-9 Unit Housing Discrimination

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two Queens councilmen introduced a bill last week to protect police officers and their canine partners from housing discrimination. Councilmen Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced a bill on Oct. 7 that would amend the City’s Human Rights Law to protect cops in the K-9 unit from housing […]

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Plans For 3.5-Mile QueensWay Released

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It is going to cost $120 million to convert a 3.5-mile stretch of vacant land into Queens’ version of The High Line. The Trust for Public Land released its plan to turn the abandoned land to an elevated bike/pedestrian path called the QueensWay, which would run from Ozone Park to […]

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Domestic Violence Programs Get Grants

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens Congresswoman secured two federal grants to assist domestic violence victims in Queens. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced in early October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that she garnered funds for two Flushing groups working to help survivors of domestic violence. The Garden of Hope and the […]

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Local Artists Talk ‘Beyond Diversity’

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Jackson Heights is well known as one of the most diverse places on Earth – but what forms does this diversity take, and how does it affect locals’ lives? Resident and artist Nancy Agabian hopes to address these and other questions at “Beyond Diversity,” a free event taking place […]

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Flushing Meadows Plagued By Car Drifting

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Hundreds of drivers have been performing dangerous stunts and blasting loud music at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, tormenting neighbors and frustrating police. Like a scene from the movie “The Fast and The Furious,” the drivers drift their souped up cars through a parking lot near Meadow Lake, Deputy Inspector […]

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The Who To Play Queens

BY LUIS GRONDA     Staff Writer The familiar opening to “Baba O’Riley” will echo through the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium next year. The first date for the summer concert series at the tennis facility was announced on Friday, with the classic English rock band The Who scheduled to play the historic venue on Saturday, May […]

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Making Queens A Baby Friendly Borough

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer For the last seven years, Queens Hospital Center has been changing its practices of postnatal care to provide an environment where breastfeeding is not only advised, but encouraged. This spring, their work paid off when they became the first Queens Hospital to be named a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital by the […]

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CMJ Festival Set To Rock NYC Next Week

BY LUIS GRONDA & JOE MARVILLI Staff Writers New York City is about to turn into a music heaven once again, with the College Music Journal Marathon starting on Tuesday. Beginning on Oct. 21, the CMJ fest is five days of almost non-stop music shows at venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The festival features more […]

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