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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See how the city plans to make streets in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth & Middle Village cleaner
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Shopping strips in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village will soon receive a major spring cleaning. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley previously wrote to the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to request that the commercial corridors in the confines of Community Board 5 — Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, Metropolitan Avenue in […]

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Trio behind Queens Bookshop aims to raise money to open bookstore after last Barnes & Noble closed down
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The closure of Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills and Bayside sparked strong emotions among Queens residents who would no longer have a general purpose bookstore in the area. But three former employees are looking to open a bookstore that will fulfill every bibliophile’s needs. Vina Castillo, Natalie Noboa and Holly Nikodem all met and worked […]

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Queens will enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks on East River this year
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Queens neighborhoods will have a great view of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, which will again be set on the East River and visible more than two miles across the sky. Produced by Macy’s and designed in conjunction with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza of Rialto, CA, the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display will be […]

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UPDATE: Suspect in attempted robbery in Corona, Manhattan homicide has been collard, cops say
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UPDATED Tuesday, April 19 3:30 p.m. The man wanted for an attempted robbery in Corona and a murder in Manhattan has been caught and charged, police report. According to authorities, William Smith, 53, of 400 East 30 St. has been arrested and charged with second degree murder for his alleged involvement in the murder of […]

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