Come to a special Woodside concert on Sunday to help the victims of the Ecuador earthquake
Photo via Facebook/La Boom New York

The “World’s Borough” will reach out to the people of quake-stricken Ecuador in a special way this Sunday. State Senator Jose Peralta announced the “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert, which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at La Boom New York, located at 56-15 Northern Blvd. in Woodside. Proceeds from the benefit […]

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LIC’s historic Elks Lodge, in the grips of developers, will not be landmarked
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A group of residents and elected officials that have been working to landmark a decades-old Elks Lodge in Long Island City were told by the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) last week that their efforts had been exhausted. In a letter to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, the LPC Commissioner Meenakshi Srinivasan said the property, located at 21-42 44th Dr., […]

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Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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Water outage map would help keep Queens keep track of problems, says lawmaker

New York City should create a special map to let residents know where there are planned or surprise water outages, according to a bill introduced Thursday in the City Council. This bill will require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to create a map depicting exactly where the water outages are occurring and an approximate […]

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MTA tells frustrated 7 train riders that improved communication, service is on the way
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

Queens 7 train riders packed the Sunnyside Community Services center on Tuesday night to express their frustration with ongoing delays and to hear from MTA President Veronique Hakim about completed and ongoing projects on the line. The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Access Queens, a transit advocacy group that started […]

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