Proposed Wyckoff Avenue pedestrian plaza should be a true community center, city says
Photo courtesy Department of Transportation

After several months of community outreach and workshops, including a One-Day Plaza event, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has heard the community’s concerns and are working to alleviate the problems at the dangerous Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue intersection. Representatives from DOT presented their findings to Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Transportation Services and Public Transit Committees during […]

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Massage parlor worker offers a ‘hand job’ to an undercover cop and three other arrests in Forest Hills, Maspeth and Rego Park
Photo via Google Maps

The NYPD is continuing to keep a tight grip on illegal activities at massage parlors in Queens. Four workers at three locations in Forest Hills, Maspeth and Rego Park were arrested on May 19 in the Queens North Vice Enforcement Unit’s latest undercover sting operation, police reported on Wednesday. Shu Feng Lin, 44, was arrested at her […]

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Red Nose Day is here! Help Queens Tiles Unlimited fight childhood poverty
Help Queens Tiles Unlimited fight childhood poverty

“Making a difference one square foot at a time” — that’s the mission statement of Glendale-based Tiles Unlimited, voted Best Tile Store in the Best of Long Island 2016 competition. Aside from being the local go-to shop for beautiful tiles, these guys are known for a history of good deeds. From donating 30,000 square feet […]

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Queens Sports Authority stores will close down after all as entire franchise folds
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Daniel Oines

The game’s over for the Sports Authority in Queens and the rest of the country. The bankrupt sporting goods retailer announced Thursday it would shutter all of its locations, including its store on Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale and on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. Earlier this month, employees at both Queens locations vehemently denied […]

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PHOTOS: Public garden continues to grow thanks to devoted Ridgewood resident
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Since Ridgewood resident George Negoescu began working on his garden at the corner of Shaler Avenue and Cypress Hills Street nearly eight months ago, he’s become somewhat a neighborhood icon. QNS originally profiled Negoescu in November 2015, highlighting the incredible work he had done transforming an old dumping ground on the Ridgewood/Glendale border into a beautiful community garden. […]

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