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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend


Jan. 11, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Just because the holiday season has come and gone does not mean that there is any shortage of fun and entertaining things to do in Queens this weekend. From shows, to hikes, to fun classes, there is a lot to do this weekend.   Friday, Jan. 12   All…
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Queens neighborhoods to lead NYC real estate resurgence in 2024: Report


Jan. 10, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens is poised to be the epicenter of New York City’s real estate resurgence in 2024, according to a report by the real estate firm Street Easy. The report, titled 10 NYC Neighborhoods to Watch in 2024, said that trendy sub-neighborhoods within Queens will be stealing much of the spotlight, noting that in 2023 many renters and potential buyers flocked to the borough in search of more affordable housing options. While Queens is expected to shine, the report also indicates that Manhattan may regain popularity among renters this year as rental prices begin to…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: vehicle thefts continue to increase


Jan. 10, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The number of reported cases of vehicle thefts rose across Queens over the last month compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD on Monday. During the 28-day period from Dec. 11 to Jan. 7, the number of vehicle…
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Op-ed | New York City’s broken property tax system


Jan. 8, 2024 By Martha Stark For decades, it has been an open secret that New York City’s property tax system is inequitable and unfair. This regressive system, rooted in outdated and discriminatory policies, has not only exacerbated the housing crisis but also deepened the economic divide, disproportionately burdening lower-income and minority communities. Next week,…
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MTA’s Queens bus network redesign plan comes under fire by transportation advocates  


Jan. 8, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Advocates standing up for elderly, disabled and low-income bus riders brought up several issues with the MTA’s proposed plan to redesign the entire Queens bus network during a virtual meeting held by a transit advocacy group on Thursday.  About a dozen participants who familiarized themselves with the MTA’s $30 million bus plan, which was unveiled in December, say that its proposed removal of over a thousand bus stops will hurt riders. While the MTA hopes to give riders faster and more consistent service, while also combatting low ridership, advocates argue that it has failed…
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Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas breaks arm after being struck by vehicle


Jan. 8, 2024 By Ben Brachfeld and QNS Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas suffered a broken arm after being struck by a car at a crosswalk on on 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights Thursday, Jan. 4. González-Rojas, a Democrat who represents parts of Astoria, Jackson Heights and Corona, went to Elmhurst Hospital after the incident to…
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Best Productivity Apps to Keep You On Track this New Year

Jan. 6, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 6, 2024 By Amanda Salazar New year, fresh start. Now is a great time to start trying out new ways to keep yourself on track and focused on your work. Whether you’re a student, have a full-time job or are somewhere in between, these nine productivity apps can help… Read more »

Eight-story development coming to Astoria

Jan. 5, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 5, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Plans were unveiled Thursday for an 8-story, two building development in Astoria. The development, known as Fabric Astoria, will have 99 units spread across two sites–22-54 46th St. and 22-51 45th St. The 45th Street building will consist of 64 rental units. The 46th Street… Read more »

QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend


Jan. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall New events come with the new year. As we enter the first weekend of 2024, there is plenty of things to do across Queens. Whether it is related to art, entertaining performances, or even contributing to the community, there are a lot of activities to keep people occupied in…
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Affordable housing lottery opens in Astoria, rents start at $2,400 a month

Jan. 4, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A total of five affordable housing one-bedroom units in a five-story residential building are now available, with monthly rents starting at $2,400. Located at 21-27 30th Dr. in Astoria, the development features 14 units, with nine being market rate. A lottery is being held… Read more »