Derelict cars parked at an abandoned house in Flushing pose a fire threat, after the home burst into flames two years ago
QNS/Photos by Brianna Ellis

Two cars parked next to an abandoned house in Flushing pose a fire threat to the neighborhood, according to a local politician. Community members, elected officials and city employees rallied on Tuesday to remove the vehicles. Neighbors say that both derelict vehicles have been parked at the abandoned property, located at 50-19 175th Pl., for more than two decades. Additionally, the cars are cluttered […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

See a World Premier theatrical production, attend a vintage items and collectibles auction, properly dispose of unwanted tech gadgets, and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Jan. 9 The Secret Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE run of “City Girls and Desperadoes,” a strictly limited 10-dates-only series of performances from January 7th through January […]

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Corona chosen to partake in mayor’s ‘Building Healthy Communities’ initiative

Corona will be one of 12 historically under-served communities chosen to reap the benefits of a health initiative spearheaded by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office started to “move toward a culture of health.” Building Healthy Communities is a $5.3 million public-private partnership that will create access to “safe open spaces,” healthy food and multiple opportunities for […]

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City announces latest procedure for ensuring pre-K sites meet health and safety standards
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BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON City officials announced the latest steps to ensure that every “Pre-K for All” site meets the highest health and safety standards. As of Aug. 13, there are zero unresolved health violations in the most serious category at any Pre-K for All site. All new pre-K sites have been subject to a rigorous […]

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Pol calls for early mosquito spraying in south Queens
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Greenfield

BY ANGELA MATUA Weeks before summer’s official arrival, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder called on the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to launch a preemptive strike on mosquitoes in southern Queens that may potentially carry the deadly West Nile virus. Goldfeder said the area — including Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach and the Rockaways — is particularly susceptible […]

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