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Queens political palate: Discover where your local leaders love to dine

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The NYC Hospitality Alliance, a nonprofit that represents restaurants, released a first of its kind report this week with insights into where the city’s elected officials dine.  The “District Dining Guide” highlights the go to restaurants, and favorite dish to order, of elected officials from the mayor to the city council. Since the Alliance’s founding in 2012, they’ve worked to bridge the gap between the government, press and the 20,000 eating and drinking establishments across the five boroughs.  “Our City offers the best restaurants and flavors in the world, and we’re thrilled to release…
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New York legislators and transparency advocates call for stronger Freedom of Information Laws

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Athena Dawson and Czarinna Andres New York State Senators John Liu and Brad Hoylman-Sigal, along with State Assembly Member Steven Raga, joined forces with a broad coalition of journalists, civic organizations, and transparency advocates in Albany on Tuesday to call for crucial enhancements to New York’s Freedom of Information Laws (FOIL). Liu, represents Northeast Queens while Hoylman-Sigal, covers much of the west side of Manhattan. Raga represents several neighborhoods in Queens which include Woodside, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Jackson Heights, Astoria, and Middle Village. The legislators, in collaboration with the New York Coalition for Open Government and several…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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Queens children to star in Manhattan musical opening this month

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Jan. 11, 2024 By Rachel Butler Four kids from Queens are to star in a brand new musical presented by the Manhattan-based TADA! Youth Theater over a three-week period in late January and early February. The jazz-styled musical, called B.O.T.C.H. (Bureau of Turmoil, Chaos, & Headaches), will take place at the 15 W 28th St….
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Neighborhood meeting to address persistent sewer backup and flooding concerns in northwest Queens set for February

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Jan. 4, 2024 By Rachel Butler Residents of East Elmhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights will be meeting with government officials on Feb. 1 to discuss the long-standing issue of sewer backups and flooding in their respective neighborhoods. The issue has been especially problematic in recent years, given the extreme weather. For instance, Hurricane Ida in…
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Five Below discount store opens in Ditmars section of Astoria

Five Below store, located at 22-13 31st St. in the Ditmars section of Astoria (Photo by Michael Dorgan)

Oct. 9, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A new Five Below discount store has opened in the Ditmars section of Astoria and residents have been flocking to the location to pick up products that are priced at $5 or less. The national discount retailer had its soft opening on Oct. 1 at 22-13 31st St., a… Read more »

New Burlington store to open in Ditmars section of Astoria later this fall

Oct. 3, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A new Burlington clothes and home décor store will open in the Dimars section of Astoria later this fall, providing opportunities for customers to shop their favorite brands at discounted prices, the company has announced. The national off-price retailer will open at 22-13 31st St., a new development situated… Read more »