UPDATE: Bayside street will be renamed after a beloved softball coach
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A Bayside street will be honorably renamed after a beloved softball coach who died last February. Bayside High School alumni gathered at the Queens Community Board 11 (CB 11) meeting in Bayside last month to request the local street renaming. Last week, the City Council passed Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill to co-name 32nd Avenue and 204th Street in honor of coach Stephen […]

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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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Help pick community projects for next year’s $1M participatory budgeting session
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During the 2016 City Council Participatory Budgeting session, more than 2,400 votes were cast in District 30, where residents decided to spend $1 million in funding on improving the schools and libraries across Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Maspeth. Now, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is already accepting ideas for the next participatory budgeting cycle. Through an […]

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Eat free tacos in Queens locations of Taco Bell, courtesy of victorious Cleveland Cavaliers
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Although the Golden State Warriors and fans may still have a bitter taste in their mouths after losing Sunday night’s National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals, maybe a free taco will cheer things up? Taco Bell collaborated with the NBA for a fun promotion called “Steal a Taco,” during which fans are rewarded with free tacos if an away […]

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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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