New hotel and convention center are coming to Queens’ Resorts World Casino through a $400M expansion
Photo: Ellison Bronze Photography

Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is looking to hit the jackpot as it plans to spend $400 million to build a new hotel and convention complex while adding 1,000 new video-lottery terminals (VLTs). According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the proposal aims to add a 400-room hotel, 20,000-square-foot spa and resort, and a minimum of […]

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Graduating class at Ridgewood middle school leaves time capsule for future students
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

As the clock ticked closer to the final dismissal bell of the year, the 2016 graduating class at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood left a part of themselves at the school for future generations. Michael Cognato, the class of 2016 senior activities coordinator, came up with the idea for this year’s graduating class to leave behind […]

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Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven of ‘Goodfellas’ fame was denied historic landmark status
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One of New York City’s oldest bars was denied landmark status Friday by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Laycent Gordon, the owner of Neir’s Tavern located at the corner of 78th Street and 88th Avenue, was informed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission that the establishment does not rise to the level of significance to gain landmark status […]

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More streets across Queens will be repaved this month thanks to cheaper asphalt
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Queens drivers will see smoother roadways by the end of this month thanks to lower oil prices, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. The mayor’s administration has taken advantage of low prices for oil — a main ingredient in asphalt — coupled with the warmer weather, to allow the Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand the number of roadways […]

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UPDATE: Queens Councilman Ulrich forms committee to explore run for mayor in 2017
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Updated 2:30 p.m., May 12 Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News. “It’s too soon to […]

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