Celebrate the unofficial start of summer at LIC Flea & Food with featured veteran vendors
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Are you sticking around the city for the Memorial Day weekend? Spend part of it enjoying all of the wonderful food and vendors that the LIC Flea & Food market has to offer! LIC Flea & Food is the perfect staycation for Memorial Day weekend. Forget working the barbecue this weekend and instead enjoy hot-off-the-grill […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day at parades and vigils in Queens neighborhoods this weekend
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Queens communities will commemorate Memorial Day in grand style with a host of parades and memorial vigils scheduled for this weekend, including America’s largest Memorial Day parade in Little Neck/Douglaston. All are invited to participate in the various events honoring those who served in defense of the country through the years. Among the events are the […]

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The long-awaited Queens Vietnam Veterans memorial is finally coming to Elmhurst Park
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

It took nearly a decade, but a memorial to Queens’ Vietnam War veterans will become a reality at last. During this morning’s Memorial Day observance at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, Borough President Melinda Katz announced that the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial project is fully funded and ready to move forward. The monument will be […]

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PHOTOS: This is how you can charge your phone on the new ‘Millennial-friendly’ MTA buses in Queens
All photos: QNS/Brianna Ellis

If MTA cannot do anything about the bus delays, they hope that at least passengers will spend their trips more effectively thanks to the free Wi-Fi and charging ports. Last Tuesday, MTA rolled out the first batch of the new bus fleet that features Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. 75 buses will serve Richmond Hill, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield […]

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Construction of 321 bioswales begins in Ridgewood, Maspeth and Sunnyside
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Newtown Creek is about to get a little bit cleaner. On Wednesday, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that construction recently began on approximately 321 curbside gardens — known as bioswales — throughout Ridgewood, Maspeth and Sunnyside. The bioswales will collect stormwater runoff to help reduce the levels of […]

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