UPDATE: Bayside homeowners can now sign a petition to stop the city from installing bioswales without their permission
Photo by state Senator Tony Avella's press office

The city wants to bring some eco-friendly devices to Bayside, but earlier this month some residents and elected officials said that the government should ask for their permission first. State Senator Tony Avella and the Friends of Fort Totten Park supported the residents by urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to seek homeowner […]

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End your July with a bang at Queensbridge Park’s weeklong performances
Photo by NYC Parks

Queensbridge Park in Long Island City shows no signs of cooling down this summer! A plethora of performances will be hosted by SummerStage, the biggest free performing arts festival in NYC, starting on Tuesday night. If you love free entertainment as much as we do, you’ll enjoy this weeklong run of nonstop music, theater, dance and […]

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BREAKING: Three arrested after stealing over $4M during a rooftop bank burglary in Rego Park
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York

Federal agents have charged three Brooklyn men who allegedly broke into a Rego Park bank in May and stole more than $4 million in cash and valuables from safe deposit boxes, prosecutors announced on Tuesday morning. Michael Mazzara, 44, Charles Kerrigan, 40, and Anthony Mascuzzio, 36, allegedly used acetylene torches to cut into the roof of […]

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Queens residents are urging the city to respect a slave burial ground in Flushing
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

For over a decade, Queens residents have been pressuring the city into maintaining a historical cemetery in Flushing where slaves were buried. The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground, located at 45-12 165th St., served as a burial site to more than 1,000 African-American slaves and Native Americans since the late 1800s. According to the New York City Department of […]

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City to spray against mosquitoes and Zika for the fifth time only days after NYC’s first baby with virus-related defect is born
Photo courtesy of CDC

With concerns growing about the spread of the Zika virus and the devastating birth defects it may cause, the Health Department will again spread marshy areas of Queens this week to reduce the mosquito population. Larvicide will be applied by a low-flying helicopter during overnight hours on July 26-28 as part of the Health Department’s […]

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