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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Queens officials call for a paint job of Astoria’s Hell Gate Bridge
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Officials are calling on Amtrak to provide the ultimate birthday present to an iconic structure in Queens. The Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria will turn 100 years old on Sept. 30, and some argue that “the patchwork of pink, beige and brown” coating is unsightly and not representative of the historic bridge. Congressman Joseph Crowley, […]

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Pols express support for Panorama Music Fest at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
File photo

Several politicians have come out in support of Panorama Music Festival, a three-day music festival that Coachella promoters are hoping to host at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next summer. Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, began discussing the possibility of the festival with city officials in late September, which would be one of the biggest events held in Queens […]

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