Queensline: World War II makes its presence felt in Queens

In conjunction with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, TimesLedger Newspapers presents noteworthy events in the borough’s history. World War II was about to enter its second year.  Kids get money from well-paying jobs vacated by older brothers in the service. With mom and dad working more hours, the war disrupts parental supervision. Juvenile delinquency shoots […]

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Dozens of Queens venues open their doors to the public for OHNY Weekend

This event really gets around. More than 300 NYC venues ─ everything from historic houses to state-of-the-art apartment buildings to bustling businesses ─ will open their doors for tours, talks and performances during Open House New York Weekend from Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20. All five boroughs are involved in this massive effort, […]

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‘It doesn’t fit in with the fabric of the neighborhood’: Town hall on homeless shelter in Glendale sees massive turnout

Residents of southwestern Queens continue to be polarized, yet frenzied, over the installation of homeless shelters in Glendale and Ridgewood. The issue could not be better illustrated than with Thursday night’s town hall in Glendale hosted by Councilman Robert Holden, which stoked anger against the city’s attempts to provided shelter for 200 indigent males. Some […]

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Queens Economic Development Corporation surveying needs assessment along Liberty and 101st Avenues

In an attempt to help revitalize the commercial corridors along Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill and 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is gathering surveys from local business owners and consumers as part of a Commercial District Needs Assessment. As a way to assist the QEDC in reaching as many […]

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Entrepreneur behind planned Flushing Total Wine & More store gains support of Queens lawmakers and groups

Business owner and entrepreneur Michelle Trone, who is seeking to open a Total Wine & More store in Flushing, is committed to partnering with the local community while coinciding with mom-and-pop businesses.  Trone, 31, is the sole owner of MCT New York Fine Wines & Spirits LLC, who has applied for a wine and liquor […]

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