Warm up from winter’s chill with some of Queens’ best soups

Perhaps Mother Nature is aware that January is National Soup Month. It’s as good an explanation as any as to why the mercury finally started falling entering 2016. A steaming hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food on a frosty winter’s day, and leave it to the World’s Borough to offer culinary crock-full […]

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Councilman Vallone’s helicopter noise resolution heard by City Council
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The City Council held a hearing last week on a resolution calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to redirect the North Shore Helicopter Route away from north Queens. The route requires helicopter pilots to fly along the north shore of Long Island rather than directly over communities, and was established after numerous community noise complaints […]

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Small plane crashes in water off Breezy Point, one body found: reports
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Authorities have recovered the debris of a small plane — along with the body of the possible pilot — which crashed off the coast of Breezy Point on Wednesday night, according to published reports. The single-engine aircraft hit the water before 8 p.m. and authorities reportedly began to discover parts of the wreckage more than […]

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Drone talk tops 104COP general assembly meeting
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The new president of the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP), Mark Pearson, got his first taste of official duty as he conducted his first 104COP general assembly meeting at the United Talmudic Seminary in Glendale on Thursday night. After 104COP unveiled its newest piece of equipment last week, a quad-copter, Pearson was faced with answering […]

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Whitestone officials pledge action to deal with overhead helicopter noise
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Lawmakers at the city, state and federal level met with Whitestone residents this month to address complaints of excessive noise pollution from low flying helicopters and outline courses of action to lessen the impact on the community. The meetings follow the collection of data from Stop the Chop NY, a website developed by Whitestone resident Dan Aronoff to collect […]

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