A prostitution hotbed in Ridgewood, ideas for the NY Pavilion and 8 other top stories in Queens from this week
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A prostitution hotbed in Ridgewood, car crash fatalities and ideas on how to reimagine the NY Pavilion were among the top stories this week across the “World’s Borough.” The corner of Starr Street and Cypress Avenue at the Ridgewood/Bushwick border has been a known hotbed for prostitution for nearly 30 years, even as the area […]

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Here are some riveting ideas for a re-imagined New York State Pavilion in Queens
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More than 250 people have submitted plans for a radically re-imagined New York State Pavilion, and you can now vote for your favorite proposals. In March, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, People for the Pavilion and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced the International Ideas Competition, a contest to encourage people to come up […]

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Attend these 50 fabulous cheap or free summer events in Queens
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Well, we did it — summer is finally here! What kind of wonderful things will you do in Queens this season? We’ve already shared some excellent local nature destinations, where to find the best craft beer and places to have great outdoor barbecues, so now it’s time for a whole summer’s worth of fantastic events. […]

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UPDATE: Here’s more info about the epic Only in Queens summer festival next weekend
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Name another borough that offers the most exciting summer festivals filled with fun family activities, music and cultural performances. Struggling to find one? That’s because it’s Only in Queens! The Only in Queens is a free summer festival that kicks off in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 8 p.m. […]

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See the NY State Pavilion light up tonight after outdoor documentary screening
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The New York State Pavilion has gone through a transformation in the last few years, with a fresh coat of paint and a projected light show being the latest improvements. On Thursday at 8 p.m., the documentary “Modern Ruin,” which recounts the pavilion’s history, will screen next to the 52-year-old structure on the festival lawn before […]

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