City will now recognize deed restrictions: Vallone
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Properties with restrictive deed covenants can now be added to a registry with the city Department of Finance, thanks to legislation from northeast Queens Councilman Paul Vallone. A restrictive covenant is a binding legal obligation embedded into the deed of a property by the seller that can levy penalties against buyers who fail to obey them. […]

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Whitestone women learn self-defense in local workshop
Photos courtesy of We Love Whitestone

“Fight like a girl” is taking on a whole new meaning in Whitestone. Female residents showed up en masse on Saturday for a self-defense workshop hosted by local civic group We Love Whitestone. Sensei Douglas DiMarco and instructors from USA Shotokai Karate Dojo in Bayside taught more than 70 women at the event, which was co-sponsored by the […]

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IDNYC pop-up center opens at the Bayside library
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

New Yorkers looking for a municipal identification card will find what they seek at the newest pop-up enrollment center in Bayside. The enrollment center is located at the Bayside Library at 214-20 Northern Blvd., and will run through Feb. 5. All applicants must register in advance by visiting the IDNYC website or by calling 311. […]

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Pols, Flushing homeowners request neighborhood landmark consideration
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The Broadway-Homeowners Association and officials are continuing the push to designate the area as a New York City Landmark Historic District with a letter imploring the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) to add it to the public hearing calendar for consideration. The letter was signed by politicians at the federal, state and local level, many of […]

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Pols urge city to repair roads in historic Douglaston
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Roads in a landmark area of Douglaston are crumbling, and the city is being urged to take immediate action. City Councilman Paul Vallone and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein have written to the New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting that the complete reconstruction of roadways in the Douglas Manor Historic District be included in […]

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