Historic Steinway Mansion in Astoria is now surrounded by commercial buildings
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The land near the historic Steinway Mansion in Astoria is on its way toward becoming a set of commercial buildings. A total of 11 two-story commercial buildings dubbed Steinway Park are currently being constructed on the land that houses the landmarked property. According to George Margaronis of Pinnacle Realty, the brokerage firm responsible for each sale, the […]

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Star of Queens: Lauren Elizabeth Cornea, Clinton Club of Northeast Queens
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JANAE HUNTER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Lauren Cornea has been a Young Democrat with the Clinton Club of Northeast Queens, which serves the neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck and Whitestone, since 2010. The club keeps the community updated on local events and politics in the neighborhood. She is also a member of the […]

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2014 LIC Arts Open kicks off Wednesday
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The art scene in Long Island City is heating up and opening its doors during the fourth annual LIC Arts Open – a 5-day extravaganza where over 250 artists will occupy galleries, performance studios and open their studios to visitors. The event, which this year begins Wednesday and runs through May 18, started several years […]

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East Elmhurst students to plant, learn from school garden
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One East Elmhurst middle school is helping students plant a brighter future. I.S. 227 Louis Armstrong Middle School, located at 32-02 Junction Blvd., will celebrate the groundbreaking of its school garden on May 14. Students, parents and school officials will begin building raised garden beds by filling them with soil at the garden at 32nd […]

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Radioactive Ridgewood site added to Superfund list
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ERIC JANKIEWICZ  After months of planning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that a radioactive Ridgewood site has been added to the federal Superfund list, allowing the agency to further look into the site to reduce radiation levels. “We often think about Superfund sites as being these shuttered, abandoned areas but what has me concerned […]

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