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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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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Elmhurst LIRR station will be rebuilt in approved MTA capital plan
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The next stop for the Long Island Rail Road is Elmhurst. The MTA recently announced the approval of the 2015-2019 Capital Program, which includes the $40 million reconstruction of the Elmhurst LIRR station that was closed in 1985 and later dismantled. The Elmhurst stop on the Port Washington branch disappeared amid a sharp decrease in ridership during the 1980s. In […]

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Plan calls for return of Elmhurst LIRR station
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The wheels of the LIRR might soon be making a stop once again in Elmhurst — or at least in the next five years. In the MTA’s 2015-2019 $32 billion Capital Program, released earlier this week, $40 million is being set aside to construct a new Long Island Rail Road station on the Port Washington Branch. […]

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DOE votes to bus more than 250 Woodside students to Astoria school
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

A group of Woodside parents have lost the fight to keep their children close to home. The Department of Education (DOE) voted on Wednesday night to temporary relocate more than 250 students from P.S.11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria for the next three years. The relocation of the students, expected to begin for […]

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