Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

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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EXCLUSIVE: Business owners gather to re-envision Myrtle Avenue in Glendale with a new BID
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

With the great success of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) in Ridgewood, the store owners on the commercial shopping strip in Glendale want to see that success transfer down their way. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley invited local shop owners, residents and interested parties along Glendale’s stretch of Myrtle Avenue to her district office in […]

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Start date and planning schedule for Metropolitan Avenue Bridge emergency project revealed
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Not long after the July 4 fireworks fizzle out, the hard work will begin. The emergency Department of Transportation (DOT) project to replace the heavily deteriorated deck of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) on the Ridgewood/Middle Village border is scheduled to blast off that week. Representatives from the DOT Division of […]

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Elmhurst community board says no to Queens Blvd. bike lanes, de Blasio gives it a go-ahead anyway
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

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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City installs a bike corral instead of a stop sign at a dangerous LIC intersection, bypassing community approvals
Photo by Angela Matua/QNS

They wanted a stop sign; the city gave them a bunch of bike racks. Residents of Dutch Kills, a neighborhood within Long Island City, are saying that the Department of Transportation (DOT) installed a bike corral at a dangerous intersection instead of requested traffic safety measures. Thea Romano, president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, […]

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