Fresh from Queens: New produce greenhouse opens in Hollis
Photos courtesy of Gotham Greens

The latest urban farm in New York City is sprouting atop a factory near the Long Island Rail Road in Hollis. Gotham Greens opened this week its new 60,000-square-foot facility inside a former warehouse at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 185th Street, featuring a rooftop greenhouse where herbs and leafy greens are on the grow. The […]

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Uber drivers protest price cuts in Long Island City
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

More than 100 Uber drivers gathered at the company’s headquarters in Long Island City on Monday to protest price cuts they say are unfair and exploitative. The car-hailing app announced on Friday that it cut its UberX prices by 15 percent. But drivers are still expected to pay a 20 to 25 percent commission to the […]

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Side streets in northeast Queens slow to plow: officials
Photo via Facebook/Maureen Patton

Although main thoroughfares in northeast Queens were mostly plowed by Monday morning, smaller side streets are still suffering as snow is slowly cleared, according to leaders in Community Boards 7 and 11. The narrowest streets of these areas were the most difficult to access as plows have trouble making sharp turns and fitting through parked […]

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PHOTOS: Queens digs out from blizzard, fumes over unplowed streets
Photo via Twitter/@NicBelleDeRise

Updated 5:20 p.m. The whirring engines of snowblowers and scraping of snow shovels could be heard across Queens on Sunday as residents begin digging out from the Blizzard of 2016. The only thing louder than that, it seems, is the annoyance of residents regarding unplowed streets across the “World’s Borough.” According to the National Weather Service, […]

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Blizzard of 2016: More than 2 feet of snow in Queens; travel ban till 7 a.m.
THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Updated 10:45 p.m. The Blizzard of 2016 is one for the ages for Queens and the rest of New York City. Nearly 28 inches of snow and counting is on the ground at Kennedy Airport as of 7 p.m. Saturday night, a whopping amount for the region. LaGuardia Airport also recorded 24.5 inches of snow, and […]

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