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Iconic E&J Cards and Gifts in Ridgewood bids farewell after 51 years


Feb. 2, 2024 By Anthony Medina For over half a century, E&J Cards and Gifts has stood as a cornerstone of Ridgewood, located on Myrtle Ave, offering residents a diverse selection of gifts and novelty items, becoming a beloved staple in the community. Now, as February draws to a close, so does an era, with…
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Queens Borough President’s office announces $30 million investment in borough schools


Jan. 23, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was at August Martin High School (AMHS) in South Jamaica Monday to announce that his office has allocated close to $30.5 million in capital funding for borough schools in fiscal year 2024. Surrounded by AMHS leadership, students, representatives from the New York City School…
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Queens neighborhoods to lead NYC real estate resurgence in 2024: Report


Jan. 10, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens is poised to be the epicenter of New York City’s real estate resurgence in 2024, according to a report by the real estate firm Street Easy. The report, titled 10 NYC Neighborhoods to Watch in 2024, said that trendy sub-neighborhoods within Queens will be stealing much of the spotlight, noting that in 2023 many renters and potential buyers flocked to the borough in search of more affordable housing options. While Queens is expected to shine, the report also indicates that Manhattan may regain popularity among renters this year as rental prices begin to…
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New real estate report shows increase in sales for Queens units

Aug. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The real estate agency M.N.S. recently released its development sales report for the second quarter of 2023, which revealed not only a large increase in the sales volume of units, but also an increase in the median price per square foot in Queens. According to the report, the sales…
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Best Queens bars, gastropubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023

Mar. 3, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi There’s nothing quite like St. Paddy’s Day in Queens, from pub crawls to lively parades. What makes it even better is getting a drink and some eats before, during or after the parade.  “You don’t have to be Irish to love St. Paddy’s Day, especially if you celebrate in…
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Western Queens assemblyman launches clothing drive for migrants, asylum seekers

Mar. 2, 2023 Elijah Hamilton Assemblyman Juan Ardila is partnering with several local businesses in his western Queens district to launch a clothing drive for new migrants and asylum seekers. Ardila said that with the massive influx of migrant workers entering the district, he wanted to support those in need with new clothes. “Over the…
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