Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
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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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After a plan change, the future tallest building in Queens will be considered ‘supertall’
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The future tallest building in Queens will now be considered “supertall” after developers altered its plans. The City View Tower, which developers are planning to erect near the Citigroup building, will now span 984 feet instead of the proposed 963 feet, YIMBY first reported. The bulkhead and mechanical equipment will extend that height to a […]

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PHOTOS: Queens Theatre in the Park celebrated its annual gala
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The Queens Theatre in the Park celebrated its annual fundraising gala on April 18 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The cultural arts institution raised funds for its ongoing arts and entertainment programs and honored longtime contributors. Guests were treated to an evening fine food as well as entertainment. Photos by Dominick Totino Photography

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