Astoria Park will get $30 million for capital improvements
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that $150 million would be allocated to five city parks and Astoria Park was included in the list of lucky recipients. As part of the city’s new Anchor Parks initiative, these parks will receive money to initiate upgrades like new soccer fields, comfort stations, running tracks and hiking trails. More […]

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Flushing elementary school is getting more classrooms, new cafeteria, rooftop gym and more
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As Flushing students expand their knowledge, their place of learning is also getting a much-needed extension. A new four-story building will be constructed on the existing campus of P.S. 24 Andrew Jackson School, located at 45-57 Union St. The expansion will increase the capacity of the school, which is currently jam-packed and has two trailers parked on […]

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Gold medals & drink specials! Watch the summer Olympics at these 10 bars in Queens
Photo courtesy of Olympia Sports Bar and Billiards.

If you’re an avid Olympics watcher like we are, adding a couple of drinks to the excitement won’t hurt. Grab a cold beer and cheer on your favorite athletes competing for the gold in gymnastics, track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball and other sports! You may not be in Brazil for the summer Olympic games, but here’s […]

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How would you improve the Glendale entrance to Forest Park?
Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS

Forest Park is one of the borough’s biggest and best parks, encompassing several playgrounds, a bandshell, tennis courts, its famous carousel, and much more, so getting people inside the park to enjoy its facilities is a must. However, many park-goers either do not know about, or just neglect to use one of the park’s main […]

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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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