Happy birthday! Middle Village is pretty fly for 200 years old
A trolley outside of the old Niederstein's Restaurant.

Get ready to celebrate Middle Village. This year marks the bicentennial for this Queens neighborhood! Middle Village was originally settled 200 years ago in 1816 and was established as the midway point for travelers going between the bays of Williamsburg and Jamaica, appropriately giving it the name Middle Village. Shortly after the Williamsburg-Jamaica Turnpike opened […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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The world’s only elevator museum you didn’t know existed in Long Island City says goodbye
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

Patrick Carr has spent almost his entire life in the elevator industry and up until last Friday, he was the founder and curator of the only elevator museum in the world based in Queens. The Elevator Historical Society, located at 21-03 44th Ave. on the second floor of the Queens Medallion Leasing building in Long Island […]

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USPS promises to improve its mail delivery across Kew Gardens Hills, congresswoman says
Photo by Greg K__ca/Shutterstock.com

Mail service improvements in Kew Gardens Hills have been signed, sealed and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on May 5 that the USPS is addressing numerous complaints her office received from residents about unsatisfactory mail delivery service by the Kew Gardens Hills Post Office, located at 75-23 Main St. Meng relayed the […]

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Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
Photo courtesy of New York State Assembly

Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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