Tag: Queens

Summer fun on a budget: Free activities to explore in Queens

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May. 29, 2024 By QNS News Team As summer heats up, Queens offers a plethora of free events and activities, ensuring residents and visitors alike can enjoy the season without stretching their wallets. From outdoor concerts to art exhibitions, here’s a guide to enjoying Queens this summer at no cost. Outdoor Concerts and Performances This…
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Queens political palate: Discover where your local leaders love to dine

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The NYC Hospitality Alliance, a nonprofit that represents restaurants, released a first of its kind report this week with insights into where the city’s elected officials dine.  The “District Dining Guide” highlights the go to restaurants, and favorite dish to order, of elected officials from the mayor to the city council. Since the Alliance’s founding in 2012, they’ve worked to bridge the gap between the government, press and the 20,000 eating and drinking establishments across the five boroughs.  “Our City offers the best restaurants and flavors in the world, and we’re thrilled to release…
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New York legislators and transparency advocates call for stronger Freedom of Information Laws

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Athena Dawson and Czarinna Andres New York State Senators John Liu and Brad Hoylman-Sigal, along with State Assembly Member Steven Raga, joined forces with a broad coalition of journalists, civic organizations, and transparency advocates in Albany on Tuesday to call for crucial enhancements to New York’s Freedom of Information Laws (FOIL). Liu, represents Northeast Queens while Hoylman-Sigal, covers much of the west side of Manhattan. Raga represents several neighborhoods in Queens which include Woodside, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Jackson Heights, Astoria, and Middle Village. The legislators, in collaboration with the New York Coalition for Open Government and several…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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Neighborhood meeting to address persistent sewer backup and flooding concerns in northwest Queens set for February

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Jan. 4, 2024 By Rachel Butler Residents of East Elmhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights will be meeting with government officials on Feb. 1 to discuss the long-standing issue of sewer backups and flooding in their respective neighborhoods. The issue has been especially problematic in recent years, given the extreme weather. For instance, Hurricane Ida in…
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Incumbents on the road to victory as unofficial results trickle in for Queens general election races

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Nov. 7, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Polls officially closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the general election in Queens and across New York City and results are beginning to trickle in. Throughout the day, voters turned out to decide upon who will be the Queens District Attorney, Justices of the 11th Judicial District of the New York Supreme Court, Judge of the Civil Court and municipal court district judges. Additionally, voters had the opportunity to vote on two citywide proposals. As for the City Council races in Queens, the incumbents cruised to victory, according to unofficial results…
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