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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The most popular dog name in Queens will not surprise you
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If you named your pooch Bella after the heroine of the popular “Twilight” series, you should know that you are not as original as you might think. New York City’s Health Department just released the list of the most popular dog names of 2015 and it turns out that at least 1,127 Bellas are happily wagging […]

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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
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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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Ridgewood and Long Island City saw biggest rent increases last month, study says
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Prices for a studio in Ridgewood or two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City have jumped since March, according to a study by real estate firm MNS. The report found that studios in Ridgewood jumped 8.03 percent from $1,713 in March 2016 to $1,850 in April 2016. Meanwhile, two-bedroom apartments in Long Island City rose by 9.91 percent, from $3,697 in March 2016 […]

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Ridgewood assemblywoman speaks up against upcoming pop-up beer garden, La Playa NYC
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After some Ridgewood residents voiced their displeasure about the pop-up urban beach beer garden, La Playa NYC, coming to their part of the neighborhood next month, one local lawmaker is backing their claims. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan has written a letter to Vincent Bradley, chairman of the State Liquor Authority (SLA), requesting that he look into […]

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