Fifteen Queens streets will be renamed to honor local community leaders
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From rock stars to basketball players to citizens who gave their lives, the names of 15 community leaders will live on through street renamings or co-namings in Queens. One Rockaway Beach street will be renamed to honor Midshipman Justin Zemser, who died in 2015 at the age of 20. Councilman Eric Ulrich announced Thursday that the […]

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Motorcycle rider dies after crash with a minivan on a Rosedale street
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A motorcyclist was pronounced dead on Monday night after colliding into a Toyota minivan in Rosedale, police reported. At 9:18 p.m. on June 20, officers from the 105th Precinct responded to an emergency call of a motor vehicle accident on Rockaway Boulevard at Brookville Boulevard. There, they found a 57-year-old male motorcyclist lying on the roadway unconscious and […]

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Queens summer staycation: Explore borough’s 5 best local getaways
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Are you looking for a peaceful and serene setting to spend your summer weekends? Don’t worry about your gas mileage; these top five getaways are right here in Queens! 1. Gantry Plaza State Park  (Long Island City) If you love to witness extravagant views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, illuminating the Empire State Building and more, Gantry Plaza […]

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Jamaica street was renamed Anthony Mason Way after the late NBA player
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Thirteen-year NBA veteran and New York Knick Anthony Mason was honored Saturday in South Jamaica.  A stretch of 147th Street between Rockaway Boulevard and 123rd Avenue was renamed Anthony Mason Way in an event organized by Councilman Ruben Wills. “He was not only a champion of the game, but of life itself. I want to […]

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See which Queens neighborhoods will be sprayed this week to reduce Zika virus threat
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In addition to their usual annoying buzz and bite, this year’s mosquitoes come with a threat of Zika virus. Luckily, there is no local transmission of Zika virus in New York City at this time, and no West Nile virus has been detected either, but the adage “better safe than sorry” definitely applies this year. […]

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