Queens Taste 2016 brings explosion of 60+ best eateries in the borough
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We hope you’re really hungry, because the food festival Queens Taste 2016 has a long lineup of the best our borough’s food scene has to offer. For the 14th year in row, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council are teaming up to bring the best of Queens food under one giant roof for us to taste it all. To be […]

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The 107-year-old Queensboro Bridge will receive $244 million in funding for repairs
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The decades-old bridge that connects Long Island City and 59th Street in Manhattan will get a major facelift under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget plan. Built in 1909, the Queensboro Bridge was designed by civil engineer Leffert L. Buck and architect Henry Hornbostel. It underwent extensive renovations in 1987 that lasted until 2012 and came at […]

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$70M for the new police precinct in southeast Queens is included in mayor’s executive budget
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Updated April 27, 12:40 p.m. Southeast Queens residents have 116 reasons to feel a bit more secure in their future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget includes $70 million for the construction of a new 116th Precinct focused on the neighborhoods of Brookville, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens, the Daily News reported on Tuesday. Residents and […]

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School and library upgrades are coming Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village through participatory budgeting
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The community has spoken and the results are in. More than 2,400 votes were cast and the final tallies have been counted in Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s District 30 participatory budgeting cycle where community members were able to vote on how they would like to see $1 million spent, and the big winners are the schools and […]

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Woodhaven residents demand landmark status for Neir’s Tavern, the oldest restaurant in the U.S.
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Concerned Woodhaven residents will rally with elected officials, civic leaders and historians next month to have a historic neighborhood watering hole declared a city landmark. Beginning at 2 p.m. on May 7, residents will hold a four-hour peaceful protest at Neir’s Tavern, located at the corner of 78th Street and 88th Avenue, calling upon the NYC Landmark Preservation […]

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