Ridgewood resident and office supply store work to bring holiday lighting to Fresh Pond Road
Photo via Facebook/Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District

Fresh Pond Road may be a little more festive this coming holiday season thanks to a Ridgewood resident. Come November and December, many commercial strips throughout the neighborhoods will be adorned with holiday lighting, creating a more inviting and cheerful atmosphere for residents, visitors and shoppers. Anne Marie Kostner, a resident of Ridgewood, wants to […]

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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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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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City should double-up trash & graffiti removal on shopping strips in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale and Middle Village
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Don’t forget about us! That is Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s message to Mayor Bill be Blasio’s administration and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) after de Blasio unveiled plans for a new initiative to keep communities clean in Queens and throughout all five boroughs, called CleaNYC. This initiative, in conjunction with DSNY, aims to increase Graffiti-Free NYC […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

See a World Premier theatrical production, attend a vintage items and collectibles auction, properly dispose of unwanted tech gadgets, and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Jan. 9 The Secret Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE run of “City Girls and Desperadoes,” a strictly limited 10-dates-only series of performances from January 7th through January […]

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