Big Apple Circus says it needs $2 million in two months, or the show won’t go on
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UPDATED June 6, 5:32 p.m. The Big Apple Circus, currently performing at Cunningham Park in Queens, finds itself in big financial trouble. The nonprofit circus announced on Friday it needs to raise $2 million over the next two months to keep the act afloat. It launched an emergency fundraising drive through Indiegogo where the public can […]

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The long-awaited Queens Vietnam Veterans memorial is finally coming to Elmhurst Park
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It took nearly a decade, but a memorial to Queens’ Vietnam War veterans will become a reality at last. During this morning’s Memorial Day observance at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, Borough President Melinda Katz announced that the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial project is fully funded and ready to move forward. The monument will be […]

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Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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Queens homeowners deserve a city tax rebate, says one lawmaker
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With the Great Recession now a bitter memory, some City Council members want the city to re-institute a tax break for homeowners that disappeared amid the financial turmoil. Councilman Eric Ulrich was one of five legislators who signed a letter to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito asking her to support legislation that would bring back […]

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Queens foreclosure cases decreasing as state faces problems
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Though New York State continues to see high levels of foreclosure activity, New York City – including Queens — is experiencing a decrease in foreclosure cases, according to the state comptroller’s office. In a report released Monday, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli highlighted that New York State continues to face high levels of foreclosure activity as new […]

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