Bikini bar gets fierce opposition from leaders, locals
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Residents are worried that an uncovered bid for an Astoria bikini bar may be a scantily-clad plan to wiggle a strip club into their neighborhood. Racks, the club located at 19-26 Steinway Street, was recently leased to a company called 8G Inc. Formerly a billiard parlor, the establishment sits just half a block from homes, […]

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Queens politicians react to Affordable Care Act

Just after 10 a.m. the Supreme Court handed down its ruling upholding President Barack Obama’s health care plan. The court ruled 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. Shortly after the decision, Queens politicians took to Twitter to comment on the ruling. Here’s a collection the pol’s reactions: Congressmember Gregory Meeks: “ACA ensures children […]

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College Point mail center stays open — for now
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While a Queens mail processing center thought its days were numbered, the once possibly doomed facility is getting a stay of execution. The processing and distribution center, located on 20th Avenue in College Point, has over 1,000 workers and was previously expected to officially cease operations on May 14 as part of a country-wide initiative […]

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And They’re Off!

BY KEVIN J. RYAN kevinj.ryanmail@gmail.com As a Kentucky Derby winner was crowned, political candidates, it seems, continued to compete in a much longer race to fill their campaign coffers. The next funding report date for most candidates is July 15. A lot of money has likely been raised for the major candidates since the last […]

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Visa Waiver Program may boost borough tourism

One Queens politician is attempting to boost tourism to the borough by opening the nation’s doors to more countries. Congressmember Joe Crowley recently announced he will introduce a measure in the House of Representatives that would encourage the federal government to expand its Visa Waver Program to include at least three new countries – Brazil, […]

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