Macy’s initiative to boost funds for two Queens parks
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects. More than 550 parks in the nation were chosen for […]

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Cheap Shots bar near St. John’s University may soon go dry
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A problematic bar near St. John’s University is facing its last call after a local community board voted against renewing its liquor license. Community Board 8’s Liquor License Committee rejected Cheap Shots’ renewal application Monday, citing numerous complaints the 149-05 Union Tpke. bar has racked up since it opened in March 2010. “This is the […]

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Friends of the park

When community group Friends of Cunningham Park secured a freight container to use as secure storage for bicycles, it didn’t look like it belonged. That is, until John Tochterman and his crew arrived. Tochterman manages the Dime Savings Bank Hillcrest Branch at 176-47 Union Turnpike in Flushing, not far from the park. He and his […]

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Giving thanks with Parsons’ students

Assemblymember Rory Lancman had an early Thanksgiving dinner with family and students at the Parsons Education Complex in Kew Gardens Hills. The “pot luck” dinner, on Wednesday, November 21, was attended by over 150 children and parents at the facility, located at 75-40 Parsons Boulevard. “This is a great time of year when everybody can […]

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Magic moments in Briarwood

Councilmember James F. Gennaro (center) good-naturedly dons a funny hat and becomes a magician’s assistant for entertainer Philip Levy (right) at the Community Board 8 Youth Committee’s Magic Show. The show was on Tuesday, July 31, at the Briarwood Library, 85-12 Main Street. It featured Levy, who bills himself as “Theatricks by Phil,” assisted by […]

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