PHOTOS: The first Queens Marathon was full of great emotional moments
Photos: QNS/Josef Pinlac

They came from near and far to run a long distance. The inaugural Queens Marathon kicked off in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday morning. The race took participants on four loops through the public green space, going around soccer fields, past cultural venues, and along playgrounds as spectators, regular parkgoers, and about 100 volunteers cheered them […]

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Whitestone Church sells half of its parking lot to pay off its $3M debt
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Parishioners at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone may have to peruse the area for parking before Sunday Mass, as the institution has officially sold more than half of its parking lot. The deal will close on May 5, according to Monsignor John C. Tosi, the church’s pastor, in a notice included in the parish’s April 24 bulletin. The church, located […]

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New Queens animal shelter will not be a ‘no-kill’ but it’s not what you think. It’s better
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When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city’s executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 includes $10 million for two new full-service animal shelters in Queens and in the Bronx, many QNS readers asked if the shelters would have a no-kill policy. QNS reached out to the mayor’s office as well as […]

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First pop-up sushi restaurant serving sustainable and local fish in NYC will open in Long Island City
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Starting this May, Long Island City will be home to New York’s only pop-up restaurant serving sustainable and local sushi. Mayanoki was started in 2012 by friends David Torchiano, an Astoria resident, and Josh Arak, who wanted to provide their favorite sushi chef with an outlet to serve. They met Chef Albert at Zutto, a restaurant in […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Local lawmaker calls on MTA to delay start of M train repairs until emergency DOT project is complete
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The traffic nightmare of next year’s repairs to the M train could be even worse. As the MTA begins preparations for Phase 1 of the project that will close the entire line for two whole months, they may run into some problems with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) emergency replacement of the severely damaged deck of […]

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