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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MTA cites mammoth workload for the 2019 L train shutdown
Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin

It’s going to be one “L” of a repair job. Representatives from the MTA presented a rundown of the extensive damage done to the nearly 100-year-old Canarsie Tunnel caused by Superstorm Sandy back in 2012, the work that needs to be done to repair it, and the viable options on how to get it done. […]

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New music and event venue The Footlight opens in Ridgewood this Friday
All Photos: Maria Gotay/QNS

Get excited, Ridgewood! A brand-new music venue called The Footlight opens its doors this Friday and hopes to bring a whole new life to the neighborhood. The new venue brings a new chapter to the corner of Seneca Avenue and Harman Street, repurposing the space of Equinox bar and venue, which closed in 2006. The Footlight’s interior is beautiful […]

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Parents whose children were killed by vehicles urge community board to support Myrtle/Wyckoff pedestrian plaza
Photo courtesy Community Board 5

After hearing heart-wrenching testimonials from families who have lost loved ones at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues, Community Board 5 (CB 5) voted in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) pedestrian plaza plan. Judy Kottick, mother of Ella Bandes, who was 23 years old when she died after a bus struck her […]

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After initial uproar, new bar Aunt Ginny’s is finally feeling at home in Ridgewood
All photos: Maria Gotay/QNS

In a residential area, a watering hole is a gift to some and an annoyance to others. When Aunt Ginny’s opened its doors last month in Ridgewood, some community members reacted negatively (going as far as creating a petition against it), but it seems the majority of neighbors have warmed up to the beautiful new bar. Bar […]

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