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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UPDATE: Queens Councilman Ulrich forms committee to explore run for mayor in 2017
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Updated 2:30 p.m., May 12 Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News. “It’s too soon to […]

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Elmhurst community board says no to Queens Blvd. bike lanes, de Blasio gives it a go-ahead anyway
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Updated May 12, 2:05 p.m. In a heated debate about the future of Queens Boulevard, Community Board 4 (CB 4) voted to approve the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) safety plan for the corridor with one stipulation – no bike lanes. But on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying the DOT will go through with […]

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Here’s how your City Council member voted on the 5-cent grocery bag tax
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Updated 5:45 p.m., May 6 In a closer-than-anticipated vote, the City Council adopted on Thursday a bill instituting a 5-cent surcharge on grocery shoppers who opt for paper or plastic bags at the checkout counter. Twenty-eight members in all adopted the bill (Intro. 209-A), which charges customers 5 cents per paper or plastic bag used, while 20 […]

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Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island, that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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