UPDATE: La Playa NYC, the pop-up beach beer garden planned for Ridgewood, will not open
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Updated on June 28, 2016 at 4:18 p.m. It’s official. La Playa NYC will not be opening at 176 Woodward Ave. in Ridgewood this summer. After previous reports that a lack of the correct Certificate of Occupancy (CO) at the former auto body shop would not stop Long Island City-based Rockaway Brewing Company from trying […]

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Big heroin bust and shut down of beloved New Traditions bar highlight this week’s top stories from Queens
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From the sudden closure of a beloved bar to a daytime gunpoint robbery of a Ridgewood barbershop, this week in Queens has been an interesting one. This week marked the last for the beloved New Traditions Bar, which infamously served underage college kids as well as for a man who was arrested for throwing impromptu parties out of […]

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Infamous Jamaica Hills bar, which served underage college kids, gets shut down
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A Jamaica Hills bar with a history of underage drinking issues had its last call on Sunday. New Traditions Bar (colloquially referred to as “Trads”), located at 84-28 164th St., was shut down by the 107th Precinct after the pub had its license suspended by the State Liquor Authority (SLA). In the past, this bar has received […]

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Pop-up beach beer garden La Playa NYC finds only one supporter at Ridgewood’s community board
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As more and more Ridgewood residents speak out against the neighborhood’s pending pop-up urban beach beer garden, La Playa NYC, the company’s co-owner sought to quell their concerns. Marcus Burnett, of Long Island City-based Rockaway Brewing Company, attended the June 8 Community Board 5 (CB 5) monthly meeting at Christ the King High School in […]

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Ridgewood’s pop-up beach beer garden delays this weekend’s opening due to community concerns
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After much hype and anticipation, Ridgewood’s pop-up urban beach beer garden is being put on hold. La Playa NYC, located at 176 Woodward Ave., was supposed to open for business on Saturday, June 4, but rising concerns from community members and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan have put a damper on the planned opening weekend festivities. In […]

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