UPDATE: La Playa NYC, the pop-up beach beer garden planned for Ridgewood, will not open
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Updated on June 28, 2016 at 4:18 p.m. It’s official. La Playa NYC will not be opening at 176 Woodward Ave. in Ridgewood this summer. After previous reports that a lack of the correct Certificate of Occupancy (CO) at the former auto body shop would not stop Long Island City-based Rockaway Brewing Company from trying […]

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Long Island City restaurant owners say lack of parking is hurting business
Photos courtesy of Gianna Cerbone-Tiola

Two chefs who own restaurants on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City claim that the insufficient amount of parking in the area is making it harder for customers and employees to dine and work. Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of popular Italian restaurant Mandicatis Rustica on Vernon Boulevard and 46th Road, said that she tries to offer valet parking […]

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Cops issue 83 summonses and confiscate 6 motorcycles in a huge Queens-wide crackdown
Photo courtesy of Twitter/110th Precinct

Officers from several Queens precincts handed out 83 summonses and confiscated six motorcycles for violations ranging from unlicensed operators to drivers going the wrong way down a one-way street. Motorcyclists are required to register their bikes with the city every year and registration expires this month, which is why the NYPD conducts the operation at this time. […]

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Life next to Astoria’s Club Purlieu is living hell, residents and business owners say
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

Astoria residents who live in the vicinity of Club Purlieu, the night club where a livery cab driver was shot earlier this month, claim that they’re living in hell. Club neighbors, along with Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, gathered in front of the club on Monday morning to publicly call on the State […]

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Cops are cracking down on Astoria’s illegal food delivery scooters
Photo courtesy of Kim Nguyen/Bushwick Daily

Cops are spearheading an initiative to get illegal scooters driven by restaurant delivery employees off of Astoria streets. According to Captain Peter Fortune, the 114th Precinct’s commanding officer, residents had been complaining about the issue at recent 114th Precinct Community Council and Community Board 1 meetings, arguing that the people operating the vehicles were not […]

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