PHOTOS: Ridgewood celebrates springtime with a big street festival on Myrtle Avenue
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Spring has finally sprung, and the residents of Ridgewood were out in droves on Sunday, April 17, to celebrate the warm weather at the spring Myrtle Avenue street festival. Hundreds of people walked along the shopping strip between Forest and Wyckoff avenues enjoying the entertainment, shopping and international food from the more than 200 merchants and vendors lining the […]

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New York State introduces $15 minimum wage, progressive paid family leave and more
Photo: Screenshot of the press conference video

On March 31, legislators Andrew M. Cuomo, John Flanagan, Jeffrey Klein and Carl Heastie announced their agreement for the 2016-2017 NYS budget. Here is how key elements of the budget plan may affect you and your family. Minimum wage: The NYS wage is set to gradually increase on an annual basis. However, large and small businesses […]

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Once more, with feeling; Community Board rejects Ridgewood street festival again
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

At first they didn’t succeed, so Community Board 5 will try again to put the kibosh on the Fresh Pond Road street festival. For the second year in a row, the board recommended denial of a street fair application for the four-day festival sponsored by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens, which is scheduled […]

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Attend a town hall meeting looking for answers on possible L train shutdown
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

With the MTA considering shutting down portions of the L train for more than a year to make repairs, commuters from Ridgewood and other areas on the line are looking to make sure the authority hears their grievances and concerns. Last month the MTA said it was considering shutting down L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in order […]

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Blizzard of 2016 was too much, too soon for Ridgewood
Photo via Facebook/Jennifer Sitarevich

Like most other neighborhoods in Queens, Ridgewood’s main arteries — such as Myrtle Avenue and Fresh Pond Road — are relatively clear following the Blizzard of 2016, but many residential side streets were impassible as of Monday morning. Evidence of this could be found in a photo shared on The Courier’s Facebook page that showed a large igloo created out of […]

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