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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Queens straphangers say 7 train needs full line review now
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Fed up with delays, overcrowding and poor infrastructure, 7 train riders are taking matters into their own hands. Commuters who frequent the 7 train gathered at the 40th-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside on Tuesday to demand that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) conduct a full line review. The riders were joined by Councilman Jimmy Van […]

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Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
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This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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