Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis and art department

Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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Enjoy the sunshine at the 10 best outdoor bars in Queens
Photo: Dylan Johnson at Riis Park Beach Bazaar

From sun-drenched bars perched along the East River waterfront or Rockaway beaches, to sprawling backyard beer gardens and sky-high rooftop lounges, Queens doesn’t skimp on its standout selection of outdoor bars offering fun in the sun (or under the stars), where the views, booze and breeze are sure to please. Here are our 10 picks […]

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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to be honored at ‘Queens Power Women in Business’
June 1, 2015    Headshot of Lt. Gov. Hochul

The most influential businesswomen and community leaders in Queens will be recognized during QNS and Star Network “Queens Power Women in Business” networking and awards event Tuesday, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, located at 52-11 111th St. in Flushing. For more than a dozen years, the Queens Power […]

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Rendering revealed for 15-story Queens Plaza apartment project in Long Island City
Photo courtesy of Hakimian Organization

The Hakimian Organization, the developers behind a 15-story, 43-unit apartment building in Long Island City, has released a rendering of the exterior. The development, located at 41-32 27th St., will be built with a construction loan from Bank Leumi, which is lending the company $15.5 million, the Commercial Observer reported. The 43,808-square-foot building will include amenities such […]

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Yet another fancy tower with rooftop terrace and pool will grow in Queens Plaza in Long Island City
Photo via Google Maps

A development site at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City was just purchased for $23 million by Greystone Development. The New York-based development firm plans to erect a 23-story tower to “enhance the Long Island City skyline,” according to a press release. The building will house 117 residential units in a 105,000-square-foot space and […]

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