Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
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“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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Katz: Lack of local input dooms Flushing Meadows concerts (for now)
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They should have asked Queens residents what they wanted. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz charged on Thursday that the city’s rejection of proposed for-profit music festivals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park stemmed from a failure of concert organizers to come to Queens communities, make their case and hear the residents’ input. Speaking to members of local media […]

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Dance the World Nutcracker Festival

BY HAYLEY BRIDGEWATER Winter is finally here, and with it the arrival of a multitude of holiday traditions near and dear to us all. As our neighborhoods are slowly being transformed by ropes of twinkling lights, candles and pine, I can’t help but reminisce about the Decembers of my youth. Of course, I loved the […]

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Local pol calls for immediate removal of abandoned barges in Flushing Bay
COURIER/Photos by Anthony Giudice

For nearly a year, two abandoned barges have been left floating in Flushing Bay, damaging the water quality and presenting dangers to those that use the bay for both business and recreational purposes. On Monday morning, Congressman Joseph Crowley, along with advocates for Flushing Bay, met outside World’s Fair Marina, Pier 1 to call on the […]

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MSG looks to hold ‘world-class’ music festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Updated 3:10 p.m. The “World’s Borough” seems to be the place to be this upcoming summer for music festivals. Madison Square Garden has announced that it is looking to gain permission to hold a three-day outdoor music festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in June 2016. The festival — set to be held on Friday, […]

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