MTA is ‘punishing’ Woodhaven for its opposition to Select Bus plan, says one local lawmaker
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Select Bus Service still tops the list of concerns for Woodhaven residents, and one elected official thinks the neighborhood’s opposition is leading City Hall to “discriminate” against the community. Though the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting last Saturday at the Emanuel Church of Christ was more lightly attended than most of the group’s other meetings, the […]

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Bayside’s fish market/beer garden, Queens Boulevard closure & 8 other big stories from Queens this week
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The search to find Karina Vetrano’s killer dominated the headlines this week, all while her family held her funeral in Howard Beach. A couple of businesses made the top stories this week as a new fish and beer market is coming to Bayside, and Silver Barn Farms in Middle Village got a new owner who […]

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Thousands of Maspeth residents come out to protest the proposed homeless shelter
Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS

Maspeth has a crystal clear message for Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS): don’t put a homeless shelter there. Thunder, lightning, rain and oppressing heat couldn’t keep thousands of residents from Maspeth and the surrounding areas from packing into the Martin Luther High School gym on Thursday night to state […]

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Upcoming closure of Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst will be a real weekend travel nightmare
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Traffic tie-ups on Queens Boulevard between Woodhaven Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway are normally bad on weekends, but it figures to be even worse come the weekend of Aug. 20-21. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will close the six-lane main portion of Queens Boulevard between 57th Avenue in Elmhurst and 63rd Road […]

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Maspeth’s 56th Road will be closed next week due to Kosciuszko Bridge construction
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A major roadway in the industrial heart of Maspeth will be closed for two weeks during the ongoing construction of the new Kosciuszko Bridge. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that both directions of 56th Road, between Laurel Hill Boulevard and 43rd Street, will be closed to traffic from Monday, Aug. 8, […]

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