Finding your ‘pothole’: All news is local if the perspective is right, journalists say at Bayside forum

How do journalists approach a local story when their audience is consists of a broader geographic range? According to editors from publications that have withstood the financial downturn in the industry, it all boils down to perspective and finding pothole stories that every community can relate to. Schneps Media held in Bayside on Sept. 6 […]

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Woodhaven residents form new committee to preserve and celebrate the oldest bar in Queens

As Neir’s Tavern enters its 190th celebration this October, a new committee has been formed to preserve and protect the oldest tavern in Queens that has been a fixture in the Woodhaven community since 1829. The Neir’s 190 Committee held its first meeting Jan. 19 at Neir’s, where landmarking designation and the recent sale of […]

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Woodhaven Historical Society prepares to launch a mobile museum to keep local history alive

If a student sitting in a second-story classroom on the east side of the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus gazes out the window toward Woodhaven while daydreaming today, they will see nothing but rows and rows of adjoined houses. But 100 years ago, a student in that some seat might have caught a glimpse of […]

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Woodhaven pop-up museum will launch in May

By Naeisha Rose A pop-up museum on the history of Woodhaven is set to launch in May. The new mobile exhibit, The Museum of Woodhaven History, will detail the history of Woodhaven. The exhibit was created by the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society and will use hundreds of photos to tell the story of the […]

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Woodhaven remembers and mourns Maria Thomson, a welcoming person, tough advocate and natural leader

The community of Woodhaven lost one of its warmest personalities and strongest advocates on Wednesday when Maria Thomson┬ádied after dedicating the last 40 years of her life to civic activism. Thomson’s list of achievements is practically endless. As the president of the 102nd Precinct Community Council, she served five terms and was named the first […]

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