Cash-strapped Big Apple Circus folds after fundraising efforts fall short of goal
Photo courtesy of Big Apple Circus

The show will not go on. After falling short of its $2 million fundraising goal, the Big Apple Circus, which recently performed at Cunningham Park in Queens, will fold its tent for the final time and will not be able to perform at Lincoln Center this holiday season, an annual tradition since 1981. According to […]

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City delays emergency work on a bridge on the Ridgewood/Middle Village border
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) emergency project to rehabilitate the deck of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge still has yet to begin, three weeks after its proposed start date. The emergency work — which was slated to begin after the Fourth of July holiday weekend — will replace the badly deteriorated deck of the bridge over […]

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Food pantry in Long Island City that served 9,400 people this year needs donations
Photo courtesy of Hour Children

Hour Children, a nonprofit that aids incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children, is asking for food donations to restock their food pantry. The nonprofit, located at 36-11 12th St. in Long Island City, was created almost 30 years ago when Sister Tesa Fitzgerald opened the convent at St. Rita’s Church to eight children whose mothers […]

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Trash-filled trains left parked in Middle Village made for one smelly holiday for residents
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As most Americans were enjoying the smell of hamburgers, hot dogs and fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend, some residents in Middle Village were forced to put up with the stench of open gondolas full of garbage parked behind their homes. Many people complained when New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA), the company that operates […]

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Nude photographer arrested at Jacob Riis Park claims his towel slipped off for a couple of seconds
Credit: Facebook user Shelton Pritchard Lindsay

As Queens took in the Fourth of July off to enjoy time with their friends and family at Jacob Riis Park, one man spent his night in a jail cell for public nudity. According to the United States Park Police, photographer Krys Fox was arrested after refusing to put a towel over himself when asked by […]

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