Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
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Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Rising number of Honda car rim thefts in Bayside contributes to unusual spike in crime stats
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Although grand larcenies are decreasing within the 111th Precinct in Bayside, the overall number of crimes being committed has risen from last year, police said. Police officer Luigi Galano from the 111th Precinct Community Affairs Unit revealed crime statistics at this week’s Queens Community Board 11 meeting at M.S. 158 in Bayside. Galano cited recent pattern of grand larcenies stemming from […]

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What’s taking so long? Little Neck wonders when Marathon Parkway will be repaved
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Marathon Parkway in Little Neck feels more like a bumpy, country road than a city street these days. Community members in the area voiced their concerns about the Department of Transportation‘s (DOT) delay in resurfacing Marathon Parkway between Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard. “They need to do this quickly because going over these lumps and […]

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Bayside community board members demand answers about their peer’s mysterious failed re-appointment
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One announcement stirred up things at Monday night’s Community Board 11 meeting held in Bayside. The auditorium of Middle School 158 rumbled with outbursts of disapproval when board members discovered that their comrade, Melvin Meer, was no longer a part of the board. During the community board member discussion, Chairperson Christine L. Haider shocked the […]

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Bayside community board meeting addresses Zika virus and other environmental issues
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Deputy Commissioner Christina Farrell of the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) addressed the city’s emergency tactics in response to issues like the upcoming hurricane season and public concerns about the Zika virus at this week’s Community Board 11 meeting. Farrell ensured attendees of the community board, which serves Queens neighborhoods of Bayside, Whitestone, Bay […]

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