De Blasio Announces Funding For Neglected Parks

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Flushing this week to announce a new policy that will help the City’s most run-down and ignored parks and playgrounds. At Bowne Playground, in the midst of an audience of dozens of local schoolchildren, the Mayor announced the launch of the Community Parks Initiative. […]

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Congressional Group Forms Quiet Skies Caucus

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As part of the continued effort to alleviate airplane noise over residential neighborhoods in Queens, several members of the Borough’s Congressional delegation created a new committee. On Oct. 1, U.S. Reps. Steve Israel (D-Melville), Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-Garden City) announced the formation of […]

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Coalition Hires Lawyer To Fight Glendale Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA     Staff Writer A new coalition of disgruntled civic leaders and residents has come together against the proposed Glendale homeless shelter and is pursuing legal action to stop the City from following through on its plans. The Glendale-Middle Village Coalition had its first meeting last week to publically discuss its plan to […]

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Ferreras To Hold 1st Hispanic Heritage Awards

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) will host her first Hispanic Heritage Awards Reception, a celebration of Hispanic culture and community leaders, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will take place at the New York Hall of Science in Corona. Admission is free and open to the […]

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Queens Museum Appoints New Director

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Museum has a new leader at its helm. The Board of Trustees named Laura Raicovich as the museum’s new president and executive director. Her appointment came after a national search that was the result of the departure of former director Tom Finkelpearl, who left to become the Commissioner […]

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EDC Hosts Queens Restaurant Week Kickoff

BY LUIS GRONDA     Staff Writer Several restaurants got to showcase their delicious cuisine at the kickoff of Queens Restaurant Week. The Queens Economic Development Corp. launched its annual Queens Restaurant Week at Atlas Park in Glendale Monday afternoon. The event served as a celebration of the diverse food Queens has to offer and encouraged […]

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Rubie’s Introduces Its New Mega Store

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Visitors to Rubie’s Costume Company’s newly renovated store in Richmond Hill are welcomed by life-size superhero statues and a variety of animatronics, including a gigantic troll, which comes to life every 15 minutes to tell children how hungry he is and invite them to his home for dinner. In September, […]

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Artists Rebuild Sandy-Torn Studio In LIC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer As much of New York remains shattered by Superstorm Sandy, two artists are putting the pieces back together. Eddie Rehm and Kenneth Ian Husband have collected what remains of their shared art studio, torn apart by the 2012 storm, and rebuilt it as an installation entitled “Misappropriation of a Modern […]

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