Far Rockaway community garden to host service event Aug. 3
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by Athena Dawson
14h ago
A local veterans community service group is leading a community service event on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Bay 84th Street Community Garden. Volunteers from The Mission Continues (TMC), an organization that connects veterans to community service projects, will be at the garden from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Civilian volunteers are also welcome to join... Read More ..read more
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Korean War Veterans Armistice Day gains annual recognition in New York City Council
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by Anthony Medina
16h ago
The New York City Council is expected to begin recognizing Korean War Veterans Armistice Day annually starting this month following the approval of a resolution sponsored by Queens Council Member Robert Holden. Holden’s approved resolution honors those who served and died in the Korean War every year on July 26 — the landmark day in... Read More ..read more
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Nine Queens neighborhoods among top 50 most expensive in NYC during second quarter of 2024: report
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by Ethan Marshall
16h ago
Nine neighborhoods in Queens were among the top 50 in most expensive median sale prices across New York City during the second quarter of 2024, according to a report by the real estate agency PropertyShark. Hunters Point, Belle Harbor, Hollis Hills, Little Neck, Auburndale, Fresh Meadows, Queensboro Hill, Ditmars–Steinway, and Rockwood Park, a subsection of... Read More ..read more
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Teen attacked by man shouting anti-white rhetoric on a Downtown Jamaica street corner: NYPD
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by Bill Parry
17h ago
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force has joined the investigation into an assault and robbery of an 18-year-old man in Downtown Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon. Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica responded to the intersection of 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue, where the victim was attacked by a stranger in broad daylight just before... Read More ..read more
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Southeast Queens residents divided over DOT’s e-scooter program expansion
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by Athena Dawson
17h ago
Residents in southeast Queens have taken to social media to voice their complaints about the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) recent expansion of its e-scooter program into the area. Many residents have posted on Facebook groups and other online forums to complain about the e-scooter program that launched on June 27. They argue that the program,... Read More ..read more
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Thou shall not steal: Fake priest in Queens arrested for stealing from burglarizing borough church
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by Dean Moses
17h ago
Cops collared a fake priest in Queens who turned out to be an alleged international scam artist who preyed on houses of worship in the borough and around the country. According to police sources, 45-year-old Malin Rostas of Romania arrived at American Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, located at 79-43 Bell Blvd. in Bayside on… Read More ..read more
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Pride picnic held at Astoria Park celebrating end of Pride Month
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by Angelica Vivas
19h ago
July 19, 2024 By Angelica Vivas Queer performers ignited energy into hundreds of New Yorkers laid across the Great Lawn in Astoria Park on Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the last days of Pride Month.  Astoria Has Pride organized the neighborhood’s second annual Pride Picnic with the help of five main sponsors and more than... Read more ..read more
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Top waterfront spots and activities for summer fun in western Queens
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by Czarinna Andres
19h ago
July 19, 2024 By Jessica Militello Western Queens is filled with many things to do outside right now. Whether you prefer the tranquility of an early morning by the water or the beauty of a sunset stroll, there is something for everyone.  From family-friendly events to enticing dinners and drinks, healthy fitness classes and more,... Read more ..read more
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Corona resident earns prestigious $10K scholarship award for academic success and community contributions
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by Ethan Marshall
19h ago
Corona resident and Townsend Harris High School graduate Lesley Yupa was selected as one of the four New York City students in the 2024 class to earn the $10,000 Milken Scholars Award thanks to her strong academic performance and extracurricular and community service work. A joint initiative of the Milken Institute and Milken Family Foundation,... Read More ..read more
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Queens Special Victims Squad joins search for alleged rapist in Downtown Flushing: NYPD
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by Bill Parry
20h ago
Detectives from the Queens Special Victims Squad have joined the urgent manhunt for the sexual predator who allegedly beat and raped a 53-year-old woman inside a commercial building in Downtown Flushing on the night of Sunday, July 14. Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing responded to a 911 call after the victim was attacked... Read More ..read more
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