Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for a streetcar along the East River from Sunset Park to Astoria garnered many opinions from community leaders in the “World’s Borough” from high praise to great concern. QNS reached out to community leaders in Astoria, Long Island City and surrounding areas to ask them to weigh in on this proposal: “The streetcar plan […]

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Safety measures implemented at site of fiery train collision in Maspeth
Inset photo via Facebook/CURES

Railroad officials hope a sign for train operators will keep things safer at a Maspeth railroad crossing. A new stop sign has been placed on the tracks at Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street in an effort to prevent another accident such as the one that took place in July 2015, which left the driver of a tractor-trailer […]

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Yo! Mets officially ink Cespedes to new three-year contract
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The slugger who helped turn the New York Mets into a pennant winner in 2015 will be back for at least this season. The Mets officially announced on Tuesday night that they signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a 3-year, $75 million contract, which includes a clause allowing Cespedes to opt out of the deal after this […]

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Best gyms in Queens to get in shape in 2016
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You shouldn’t need the excuse of “New Year’s resolutions” to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle. Stop telling yourself this is the year and start doing something about it. From Pilates to boxing, Queens is loaded with fitness facilities to get the job done. Here’s our list of some of the best in […]

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Local pol shows holiday spirit and donates toys to Richmond Hill children
Photos courtesy of Assemblyman David Weprin

The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens had some extra holiday spirit this week. Assemblyman David Weprin joined John J. DeCristoforo, COO of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, and others on Dec. 23 to donate collected toys to youngsters at the Richmond Hill organization. The holiday toy drive, which was arranged by Weprin’s district office […]

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