Long Island City restaurant owners say lack of parking is hurting business
Photos courtesy of Gianna Cerbone-Tiola

Two chefs who own restaurants on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City claim that the insufficient amount of parking in the area is making it harder for customers and employees to dine and work. Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of popular Italian restaurant Mandicatis Rustica on Vernon Boulevard and 46th Road, said that she tries to offer valet parking […]

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Queens native and rapper Q-Tip named Kennedy Center’s artistic director for hip-hop culture
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The St. Albans-bred rapper and co-founder of iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest has a new title. Q-Tip, born Jonathan Davis, was named the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ first-ever artistic director for hip-hop on Tuesday. The center, which is located in Washington, D.C., also announced its hip-hop culture series, a […]

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Resident reflects on historic Rego Park Jewish Center in Queens
Queens Rego Park Jewish Center

BY SANDI GOODMAN Today was a cool and sunny day in Queens, so I decided to do some shopping and attend to chores just in case tomorrow’s weather prediction for inclement weather became a reality. Walking along Queens Boulevard, I noticed the many changes in the neighborhood during the more than 30 years I’ve lived in […]

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People raised their own stop sign at dangerous LIC intersection
Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

BY ALAN BURTON The city Department of Transportation (DOT) hasn’t put up a stop sign at one dangerous Long Island City intersection, so parents and students at P.S./I.S. 78 decided to do it for them. The “people’s stop sign” was unveiled during a press conference that Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and the P.S./I.S. 78 school […]

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Glendale charter school seeks to expand into Middle Village and Elmhurst
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Central Queens Academy, a charter middle school, is looking to expand into new locations in both Middle Village and Elmhurst in order to grow the school to serve both elementary and high school students. The charter school has two locations, 55-30 Junction Blvd. in Elmhurst and 88-24 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale. The Elmhurst location serves […]

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