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Arab New Yorker names his Woodside bodega Gaza Deli, draws hate and admiration

June 7, 2024 By Sabir Hasko As the casualties began to mount from the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza last year, the owner of a nondescript bodega in Woodside decided to change the name of the business to Gaza Deli– in solidarity with his mother, who is from the war-torn Palestinian territory. Bilal Alghazali, who… Read more »

Record crowd comes out for 9th annual LIC Waterfront 5k

Jun. 5, 2024 By Czarinna Andres June 4, 2024 By Queens Post News Team A record number of people took part in the ninth-annual LIC Waterfront 5k on Saturday in aid of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, a local non-profit dedicated to maintaining LIC’s waterfront parks.  The event, which took place on Saturday, June 1,… Read more »

New protected bike lanes likely coming to Astoria this year: DOT

Jun. 3, 2024 By ishkurhan June 3, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan At a community meeting in Astoria on Thursday, dozens of locals erupted in applause after the Department of Transportation (DOT) outlined its proposed changes to a major chunk of 31st Avenue.  The biggest potential change is an approximately mile-long stretch of parking-protected bike lanes…. Read more »

New York becomes first state to offer Inflation Reduction Act home energy rebates

May. 31, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 31, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Lloyd Mitchell Gov. Kathy Hochul, along with state officials and U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, announced Thursday that low-income New Yorkers are now eligible to receive rebates for energy efficiency upgrades through a federal program called the Home Electrification and… Read more »

Jackson Heights gears up for ‘The New Queens Pride’ celebration Sunday

May. 29, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 29, 2024 By Queens Post News Team The vibrant streets of Jackson Heights will host the 32nd annual Queens Pride on Sunday, June 2, in celebration of Pride month. Promising a rainbow of festivities and community engagement, “The New Queens Pride” is set to delight from noon to… Read more »