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Queens borough president announces community board appointments for 2020-22 term
Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee visited Community Board 1's monthly meeting on Jan. 21, 2020.

Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee announced the appointments of more than 300 individuals who will serve across Queens’ 14 community boards for the 2020-2022 term. Of the 339 appointees for their respective community boards, 76 are first time members who have not served in the local representative bodies, while the other 263 are re-appointments. The […]

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Court of Appeals upholds decision awarding $6.75 million to 5Pointz artists whose works were destroyed

Developer Jerry Wolkoff is going to have to pay millions in damages for destroying the 5Pointz graffiti mecca back in November 2013 in an effort to tear down the dilapidated warehouse complex so he could build two luxury residential towers in Long Island City. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Federal Judge Frederick Block’s […]

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Developers hope to draw artists back to Queens’ 5Pointz

By Christine Chung, THE CITY This story was originally published on July 2, 2019 by THE CITY. The developers who whitewashed the street art at the legendary Queens graffiti hotspot 5Pointz want to paint over bad feelings and lure artists back to the site. The owners are vying to capitalize on the Long Island City property’s colorful history — […]

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Ridgewood tenants plan weekend march against landlord over ‘predatory’ violations

Long after partners with Silvershore Properties made the 100 “Worst Landlords List” from the city Public Advocate’s office, Ridgewood renters are planning an April 13 march against the company and demanding universal rent control. The Ridgewood Tenants Union claims that people living in the property 1708 Summerfield St. experience poor conditions in apartments and failure […]

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CreArt Music Festival offers unique take on classical music

By Tammy Scileppi He was once dubbed “a six-and-a-half-foot tall scowl,” appearing somewhat cold and aloof. Few people know that he had a passion for fast cars and speedboats – which didn’t really go with his personality. That he married his first cousin in Russia, had two daughters, and lived in sunny Los Angeles, where […]

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