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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Victoria’s Secrets: Welcoming the New Year
The curtain call after the superb performance of "The Barber of Seville"

It’s precious to love what you do as a career and I do, but I also treasure my friends and family time, and this holiday gave me four days to do that. Was it fun! My family was split, with Josh and his family visiting his wife’s family in California, and Samantha in Cancun, Mexico, […]

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