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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10 times you really needed a car in Queens. We all have been there
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How many times have you wished you had a car in the past year? We’ve all had those moments where we dreaded swiping our metro cards and surrendering our timing and productivity to the jurisdiction of NYC’s public transit. We’re willing to bet a few of these sound familiar… 1. That time your alt-medicine-loving girlfriend […]

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Enjoy the sunshine at the 10 best outdoor bars in Queens
Photo: Dylan Johnson at Riis Park Beach Bazaar

From sun-drenched bars perched along the East River waterfront or Rockaway beaches, to sprawling backyard beer gardens and sky-high rooftop lounges, Queens doesn’t skimp on its standout selection of outdoor bars offering fun in the sun (or under the stars), where the views, booze and breeze are sure to please. Here are our 10 picks […]

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Some Ridgewood neighbors don’t share the excitement over La Playa NYC, new pop-up beach beer garden
Rendering courtesy Rockaway Brewing Company

Life is going to be a real beach for some Ridgewood residents this summer. Several Ridgewood residents at Wednesday’s Community Board 5 meeting in Middle Village spoke out against the Rockaway Brewing Company’s pop-up urban beach beer garden, La Playa NYC, which is set to open on June 4 at 176 Woodward Ave. on the Ridgewood/Bushwick […]

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UPDATE: Queens Councilman Ulrich forms committee to explore run for mayor in 2017
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Updated 2:30 p.m., May 12 Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News. “It’s too soon to […]

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