Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
Photo courtesy of state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

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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Identity thief used Little Neck woman’s info to fund a spending spree at Saks Fifth Avenue
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police want to find the woman who used a Little Neck victim’s personal information to fund a shopping trip to Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Law enforcement sources said the thief, described as a black female, obtained personal information from a 38-year-old woman sometime between Feb. 20 and Feb. 25 of this year. Police do not yet […]

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Police officers help to reunite a lost autistic boy with his family in Little Neck
Photo by a Little Neck resident

The NYPD‘s mantra of serving and protecting Queens residents proved true on Monday, when police officers successfully helped a lost autistic child reunite with his family in Little Neck. At about 4:30 p.m. on April 25, the 111th Precinct received a 911 call from a public school custodian who informed officers that an adolescent was […]

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Victoria’s Secrets: Dining that excites your senses
Photos: QNS/Victoria Schneps

Victoria’s Secrets is a weekly column by the founder and the publisher of QNS.com, Victoria Schneps. These past few weeks, I had exciting dining experiences that ignited my senses. From Flushing to Huntington, the restaurants I experienced offered unique cuisines with environments that matched the food. When my daughter Elizabeth was born on April 16, […]

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Try these 7 unique, only-in-Queens pizza slices
All photos: QNS/Joe DiStefano

New York City’s most diverse borough offers a wealth of different pizza styles, from old-school pizza parlors that hark back to the days of “Saturday Night Fever” and restaurants where Italian chefs insist on only using ingredients from back home to ethnic mashups and wood-fired creations. Here, in no particular order — I’d eat ’em […]

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