Ping-pong and volleyball courts to open under Triborough Bridge in Astoria next spring
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Ping-pong and volleyball enthusiasts will have a new place to play next spring when a lot underneath the Triborough Bridge in Astoria undergoes renovation. The improvements at Triborough Bridge Playground-A, located on 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue North, were announced in 2013 but the project was postponed for safety reasons. The site was being used as a […]

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Educator at East Elmhurst mosque sexually abused girl: DA
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An after-school instructor at an East Elmhurst mosque was arraigned Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly molested a 9-year-old girl, prosecutors announced. Mohammed Rana, 46, allegedly abused the victim on two occasions between Nov. 30, 2015 and Jan. 28, 2016, while she attended the after-school religious program at the Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque located […]

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Council District 23 race tops an otherwise light Election Day in Queens
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Northeast Queens voters are heading to the polls today to choose the candidate who will occupy the vacant City Council seat formerly occupied by Mark Weprin. Democrat Barry Grodenchik and Republican Joe Concannon are seeking the open 23rd Council District seat, which covers all or parts of Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, […]

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Base of Civic Virtue statue to be restored, dedicated to women
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Plans are set to begin soon to spruce up the former base of the controversial Triumph of Civic Virtue statue near Queens Borough Hall as a planted fountain. The base, which has sat neglected for nearly three years after the statue atop was moved, will be restored and new plants, shrubs, trees, benches and lighting will be added […]

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Controversial Bayside elementary school to start construction this summer
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The School Construction Authority is collecting bids to find a company to construct a controversial four-story, 468-seat elementary school in Bayside on the former Keil Brothers Garden Center and Nursery site. The school, P.S. 332, will cost between $46.2 to $48.6 million and should be open for students from pre-K through fifth grade in September […]

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