Small Business: Lingering Burdens For Latino Business Owners

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Throughout the Borough, more and more Latino-owned small businesses are experiencing similar problems, despite the efforts of the City and local community organizations. One major issue is a lack of networking between business owners and the available organizations that provide assistance. Woodside on the Move is a nonprofit organization that […]

Woodside Gets New Tech Center

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Woodside is getting a major system upgrade. A technology lab made possible by a grant from Time Warner Cable opened last Monday at Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization that aims to improve business opportunities and quality of life in Woodside. Services will include coding classes, 3-D printing […]

Improved Dog Run Will Come To Doughboy Park

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The dog run at Doughboy Park in Woodside is in need of an upgrade. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) recently toured Doughboy Park’s dog run to discuss long term improvements with local residents, representatives from the Parks Dept., School Construction Authority and Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization. […]

City Snow Response Damages Café Entrance

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With snow shutting down the City last week, one Forest Hills restaurant took more than just a financial hit. A Dept. of Sanitation truck jumped the sidewalk on Austin Street last Thursday night, slamming into Exo Café on Austin Street, damaging much of the exterior of the establishment and sending […]

Typhoon Relief Efforts Underway In Woodside

 BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Many in Queens have gathered to collect food, clothing and funding to help the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Tacloban in the Philippines. After the island was hit with near-record winds and a storm surge on Nov. 8, it became extremely difficult for aid groups, agencies […]