Crystal Waters is headlining the 24th annual Queens Pride Parade on June 5
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Crystal Waters, a musician best known for her 90s dance hits “Gypsy Woman” and “100% Pure Love,” will be headlining the Queens Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5 in Jackson Heights. Waters’ hit 100% Pure Love debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was one of the longest charting songs in […]

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Here’s how your City Council member voted on the 5-cent grocery bag tax
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Updated 5:45 p.m., May 6 In a closer-than-anticipated vote, the City Council adopted on Thursday a bill instituting a 5-cent surcharge on grocery shoppers who opt for paper or plastic bags at the checkout counter. Twenty-eight members in all adopted the bill (Intro. 209-A), which charges customers 5 cents per paper or plastic bag used, while 20 […]

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To eat or not to eat? Chick-fil-A comes to Queens with a side of controversy
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Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches may be a crispy, delicious treat for many Americans, but they come to Queens with a side of controversy. QNS reported on Saturday that Chick-fil-A plans to open its first Queens location at Queens Center mall in Elmhurst this fall. The response from our readers was full of mixed feelings over the company owner’s staunchly religious, […]

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Come to a special Woodside concert on Sunday to help the victims of the Ecuador earthquake
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The “World’s Borough” will reach out to the people of quake-stricken Ecuador in a special way this Sunday. State Senator Jose Peralta announced the “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert, which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at La Boom New York, located at 56-15 Northern Blvd. in Woodside. Proceeds from the benefit […]

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Jackson Heights faces yet another violent anti-gay attack
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A man was robbed and attacked on Wednesday morning by three suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs at him on a Jackson Heights street, police said. The 31-year-old victim, who was reportedly leaving a restaurant at Roosevelt Avenue and 81st Street at 2 a.m., was approached by three men who robbed him and yelled anti-gay remarks […]

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