Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis and art department

Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Hillary Clinton visits a Jackson Heights Indian restaurant to talk diversity and discrimination
Photos courtesy of Jackson Diner

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped at Jackson Heights’ oldest Indian restaurant, the Jackson Diner, to speak with Queens officials and community leaders about diversity and discrimination. About half of Jackson Heights’ residents are foreign-born, with many hailing from South America and countries such as India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal and Bangladesh. Clinton met with […]

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Cops should have a satellite office to better patrol Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, officials say
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

The fourth largest public park in New York City and the police officers who patrol it deserve modern facilities, according to elected officials and residents. State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya stood in front of the 110th Precinct stationhouse in Elmhurst on Thursday and called on the NYPD to create […]

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Much-needed upgrades are finally coming to the Flushing LIRR station
Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Meng's office

Start with the surface and the change will ripple. That was the message Friday as Congresswoman Grace Meng and other local officials gathered to commemorate the completion of phase one of the MTA Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station renovation, unveiling fresh signs and thicker, safer railings to prevent small children from falling or squeezing through […]

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