Bayside’s fish market/beer garden, Queens Boulevard closure & 8 other big stories from Queens this week
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The search to find Karina Vetrano’s killer dominated the headlines this week, all while her family held her funeral in Howard Beach. A couple of businesses made the top stories this week as a new fish and beer market is coming to Bayside, and Silver Barn Farms in Middle Village got a new owner who […]

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Upcoming closure of Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst will be a real weekend travel nightmare
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Traffic tie-ups on Queens Boulevard between Woodhaven Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway are normally bad on weekends, but it figures to be even worse come the weekend of Aug. 20-21. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will close the six-lane main portion of Queens Boulevard between 57th Avenue in Elmhurst and 63rd Road […]

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Free Sunnyside concert honors local jazz legend’s genius on Saturday
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Nobody played the cornet like Bix. The legacy of groundbreaking jazzman Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke will be honored with a free, outdoor concert featuring – what else? – his music on Saturday, August 6, in Sunnyside. (The Iowa native lived many years in apartment 1G at 43-30 46th St. off Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside.) The 16th […]

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War on mosquitoes and Zika virus turns to western Queens with spraying this evening
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The Health Department is turning its attention to western Queens in its effort to eradicate mosquitoes that may potentially carry two infectious diseases. Trucks will spray pesticide from 10 p.m. Thursday night until 6 a.m. the following morning in an area of Long Island City, Maspeth, Sunnyside and Woodside generally bounded by Queens Boulevard on the […]

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City considers transforming a Maspeth hotel into a homeless shelter for adults
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BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI The latest homeless shelter in Queens may be coming to Maspeth. Officials with the Mayor’s Office met with representatives of Community Board 5 (CB 5) and elected officials at the Maspeth public library on Wednesday morning to discuss a plan to convert the Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th […]

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