Queens shoppers are not happy about the proposed 5-cent grocery bag tax
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The City Council is nearing a decision on a proposed 5-cent tax on paper and plastic bags used by grocery and retail stores, but Queens residents have mixed feelings over the idea. Councilman Brad Lander and Councilwoman Margaret Chin, the bill’s sponsors, indicated that the tax provides an incentive for shoppers to use reusable eco-friendly bags. […]

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Filming of TV series ‘BrainDead’ moves from Whitestone to Ridgewood. Watch a teaser
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The “BrainDead” love Queens! Earlier this week, the new CBS comic-thriller series filmed stunts and crime scenes in Whitestone. Next, the cast and crew is moving into Ridgewood. On May 3, neighbors of 47-40 Metropolitan Ave. can expect the new series to be shooting scenes in the area at different times during the day between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. […]

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These cute birds are holding up boardwalk construction in Rockaway Beach
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The Piping Plover, a cute endangered bird, is reportedly holding up reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. Rockaway Beach has been struggling to rebuild their boardwalk, torn up by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, for what seems like an eternity. The $480 million restoration project has been marked by endless delays and struggles, from high winds threatening […]

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Bayview Grille and Marina, beloved Broad Channel restaurant will finally reopen after Hurricane Sandy
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After being brought to its knees by Hurricane Sandy, this Queens restaurant is rising from the ashes. The October 2012 superstorm decimated many southern Queens neighborhoods. Businesses were destroyed, families were displaced from their homes, and infrastructure from subway tunnels and bridges to sidewalks crumbled. The rebuilding of these communities over the past four years has […]

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Queens Tiles Unlimited helps girl with cerebral palsy on NBC series ‘George to the Rescue’
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“Making a difference one square foot at a time” is the mission statement of Tiles Unlimited in Queens and a belief best exemplified through the company’s continuing partnership with NBC’s home renovation series, “George to the Rescue.” The latest season of the popular show, which stars contractor George Oliphant and his team of workers and […]

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