Former site of sexist statue ‘Civic Virtue’ in Kew Gardens is being rededicated to the women of Queens
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Workers have begun transforming the former site of the controversial Civic Virtue statue near Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens into a public green space, according to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Contractors are repairing damaged stone work at the base of the fountain upon which the statue — now a resident of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn — once […]

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UPDATE: Subway mess in western Queens set off by bandit who tried to rob a teenager
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The commuting nightmare that froze four major subway lines in western Queens during this morning’s rush hour was sparked by an alleged cellphone thief who went on the run and onto the tracks. MTA New York City Transit described the “series of events” in a long post on its Facebook page on Tuesday morning. At about […]

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City begins installing decorative street lamps around eastern Glendale
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Let there be decorative light! It took more than a decade, but the city is finally bringing replica antique street lamps equipped with energy-efficient LED lights to eastern Glendale. The teardrop-shaped lamps are much like the iron decorative lamps that lined streets across New York City in the early 20th century. Under what was dubbed the Parkside Decorative Street […]

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MadeinQNS pop-up boutique will feature exclusively locally made goods and food
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In the most diverse neighborhood in the country, this local shop is looking to promote the local color. Long Island City will soon see an influx of entrepreneurship with the arrival of MadeinQNS at Queens Plaza in June 2016. The boutique and pop-up shop will feature locally made artisanal, craft, design goods, home accessories and food products by Queens […]

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Western Queens is getting several miles of new bike lanes in 2016
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The Department of Transportation released the new 2016 bike map on Tuesday and several new miles of bike lanes are scheduled for installation along several neighborhoods in western Queens. A new route along 31st Street in Astoria will connect the waterfront to Flushing Bay. The DOT presented the plan to Community Board 1 in March and if approved […]

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