This Cinco de Mayo, eat at three best-kept secrets of Mexican cuisine in Queens
QNS/Photos by Joe DiStefano

Queens has enough Mexican restaurants, tortillerias and taco trucks to last a lifetime. With Cinco de Mayo just a day away, I thought I’d share with you three of my favorite spots: a real deal tortilla factory in Corona, Woodside’s best-kept secret, and the taqueria that ate Jackson Heights. 1. Tortilleria Nixtamal 104-05 47th Ave., […]

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UPDATE: Department of Buildings disapproves plans for new four-story building in Maspeth
Photo: YIMBY/Rendering by Angelo & Anthony Ng's Architects Studio

The plan exam for a new four-story building in Maspeth was turned down by the Department of Buildings (DOB) on Friday, April 29, according to documents. A DOB representative confirmed that the plans were disapproved due to incomplete plans being filed. The applicant,  Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio, P.C., must now gather the missing documents and […]

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Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
Photo courtesy of state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

After 16 years in Albany, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky wants to go back for another term. Stavisky officially announced last week her re-election campaign in Forest Hills, surrounded by numerous supporters including Congresswoman Grace Meng and a number of community advocates. Stavisky was first elected to the state Senate in a special November 1999 […]

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QUIZ: How well do you really know Queens?
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Queens – the beautiful, often underrated home to more than 2 million New Yorkers  – offers a touch of suburbia with the city attitude. A true melting pot within a melting pot, you’d be hard pressed to find a more diverse place than the “World’s Borough.” Home to the Mets, the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona […]

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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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