Borough President candidates spar over Amazon and community board recommendations at Rockaway Park forum

The borough presidency may be be considered by some as an open-ended “cheerleader” role, but the four Queens Borough President candidates stuck to a few consistent themes during a recent Rockaway candidate forum: transit, labor and their relationship with community boards.  The Good Government, Regular Democratic Club held the forum on Nov. 14 in Beacon […]

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Schools Chancellor Carranza announces December town hall in Maspeth

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Community Education District 24 in December in Maspeth. The timing of the town hall comes as a tense moment for the district after the Queens District Attorney’s office announced in September that it was investigating accusations that Maspeth High School engaged […]

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City Harvest to kickoff its annual Repack to Give Back event in Long Island City

City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization, is kicking off its annual Repack to Give Back event in Long Island City on Friday. “It’s inspiring to see so many volunteers and companies come together during this week-long event to assemble meal boxes for our neighbors in need,” said Eric Eckholdt, the executive director […]

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Here are 10 things to do in Queens this weekend!

BY SAMANTHA WANDERER Friday, Nov. 15 Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets Get a taste of locally sourced produce courtesy of local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden [4350 Main St., Flushing, www.Queensbotanical.org]. Free. Direct Filmmaking Animation Workshop with 16mm Film Learn how to create […]

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Long Island City Partnership launches online wayfinding tool to navigate the neighborhood

It is easy to get lost or confused while navigating the streets of the nation’s fastest growing neighborhood, but now the Long Island City Partnership is launching LIC Local, a new free mobile site and smart signage campaign that uses QR-Code technology as a wayfinding tool. One hundred “smart signs” designed by Entro and fabricated […]

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