Renovations of Bayside’s Little Bay Park soccer fields begin with a ceremony
Photo by NYC Parks Press Office

Bayside’s soccer players will be moving and grooving on fresh ground by April 2017. The long-awaited $1.6 million renovation of Bayside’s Little Bay Park soccer fields began on Tuesday. Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski gathered with Councilman Paul Vallone and representatives from local soccer organizations to break ground. “We are excited to begin work on the next round of improvements to Little […]

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UPDATE: Reported College Point jail plan draws the ire of the neighborhood’s public officials
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Updated April 1, 9:55 a.m. Land near the NYPD Academy in College Point could be developed into a new prison under a plan that the city is exploring to systematically shut down Rikers Island’s correctional facilities, according to a report published on Thursday. Citing sources within City Hall, DNAinfo reported on Thursday that various officials are […]

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Participatory budgeting kicks off this weekend for Northeast Queens
Photo courtesy of Gregg Sullivan

Residents in the 19th City Council District will get to choose how they want to spend that money for the second year in a row. Nearly $1 million in city funds allocated this year for potential projects such as bus stop countdown clocks, police cameras and public school upgrades will be decided this coming weekend by residents […]

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A historic home in the heart of Bayside is on track to become a city landmark
Photo: Anthony Giudice/QNS

Call it a landmark day for Bayside. The historic Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House, a 19th-century home named after two of the neighborhood’s most important figures, will receive landmark status from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Councilman Paul Vallone announced on Tuesday. The Bell-Ahles House was among 95 proposed historic sites across the city […]

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Mayor de Blasio defends affordable housing amendments in Bayside town hall
Photo by Alina Suriel/QNS.com

No question was too tall or too small for Mayor Bill de Blasio during a Bayside town hall meeting on Monday night that touched on everything from senior services and community policing to affordable housing and helicopter noise. Senior services took the center stage at the town hall, which took place at the at the Selfhelp Clearview […]

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