High-end North Shore Farms supermarket may partially fill the former Waldbaum’s space in Whitestone
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As a heatwave scorched the city on Friday, Whitestone residents were also fired up at the former Waldbaum’s rallying for a new supermarket. Community members rallied alongside state Senator Tony Avella in front of the vacant supermarket at 153-01 10th Ave. The public demonstration intended to stress community’s need for a supermarket in the area to the property owner as […]

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Whitestone’s battle for a replacement supermarket at the old Waldbaum’s rumbles on
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Public pressure to replace the former Waldbaum’s at the Whitestone Shopping Center with another supermarket is set to intensify this Friday. Community members will join State Senator Tony Avella in front of the vacant supermarket at 153-01 10th Ave. tomorrow, on Friday, at noon. The rally aims to draw the attention of the property owner and other supermarket […]

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Whitestone rails against construction company over ‘illegal’ use of a vacant lot
Photo: Justin Alvarez/QNS

One commercial business in Whitestone has been taking advantage of a vacant lot and now residents want it to get out. On Monday, state Senator Tony Avella gathered with community members outside Salvatore Valenza Contractors, located at 12-44 Clintonville St., demanding that they vacate a residential property located on 24th Avenue between 149th and 150th streets that is […]

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Four massage parlors in Flushing were slapped with vacant orders for illegal operation
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Massage parlors in Flushing are not being totally honest about their business. Most recently, four spas were slapped with a slew of violations by the Department of Buildings (DOB) for alleged illegal activities, according to state Senator Tony Avella. Avella said that various massage parlors on 162nd Street between 46th Avenue and Northern Boulevard were operating illegally. Once constituents informed […]

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UPDATE: Volunteers and local officials clean up a slave burial ground in Flushing
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

For over a decade, Queens residents have been pressuring the city into maintaining a historical cemetery in Flushing where slaves were buried. The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground, located at 45-12 165th St., served as a burial site to more than 1,000 African-American slaves and Native Americans since the late 1800s. According to the New York City Department of […]

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