UPDATE: Bayside street will be renamed after a beloved softball coach
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A Bayside street will be honorably renamed after a beloved softball coach who died last February. Bayside High School alumni gathered at the Queens Community Board 11 (CB 11) meeting in Bayside last month to request the local street renaming. Last week, the City Council passed Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill to co-name 32nd Avenue and 204th Street in honor of coach Stephen […]

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Bayside’s Anchor Inn hotel was sold for nearly $16M
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The latest big real estate deal to drop anchor in Bayside involves the Anchor Inn, which was recently sold for nearly $16 million. The hotel, located at 215-34 Northern Blvd., has been a staple in the Bayside neighborhood for nearly 50 years. In the transaction, 215 Northern Property LLC sold the property for approximately $15.9 million […]

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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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