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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture


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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Rego Park residents rally against proposed men’s homeless shelter

Rego Park

Feb. 20, 2024 By Anthony Medina Rego Park residents outraged over another proposed men’s homeless shelter in their neighborhood took to the streets on Sunday, Feb. 18, in a march and rally to oppose the city’s plans.  The proposed single men’s homeless shelter site is located at the Rego Park Wyndham Garden Hotel at 61-18…
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Assemblywoman Rajkumar clashes with community board member during meeting

Feb. 20, 2024 By Anthony Medina Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar firmly addressed a member of Community Board 9 last week at their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, responding to critical comments regarding her alleged lack of presence in the district and her frequent appearances alongside Mayor Eric Adams. The community board member Victor Starsky, rebuked…
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Permits filed for 4-story, 47-unit residential building in Flushing


Feb. 20, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Permits have been filed for a 4-story, 47-unit residential building on 32nd Avenue in Flushing. The proposed development, which is slated to go up at 141-05 32nd Ave., would be approximately 40 feet tall and have 36,927 square feet of residential space, according to the permit. The development would…
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Queens native competing in ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions


Feb. 20, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens native Nick Cascone will be one of the 27 players competing in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions, set to begin Friday, Feb. 23 on ABC. Cascone was a one-game champion and a season 37/38 Champions Wildcard winner. His quarterfinals matchup in the Tournament of Champions is scheduled to air Wednesday, Feb. 28. Cascone currently works as an orthopedic physician assistant. He previously enjoyed a successful acting career, with credits in more than 75 films and television shows, including “Titanic,” “West Wing,” “Without a Trace,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Division.”…
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Op-Ed | What we need from Albany


Feb. 20, 2024 By amNewYork New York City is all about what is possible. It’s a place where you can start a business, raise a family, and make a difference. Our administration came into office with the aim of keeping that American Dream alive by protecting public safety, rebuilding our economy, and making our city more livable for everyday New Yorkers. I went to our state capital last week with the goal of furthering that vision. We laid out an agenda to advance working-class families by extending mayoral accountability of our public schools for four years, granting the city the…
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Queens DA office hosts Black History Month celebration in Jamaica

Rosedale Jets and Rochdale Cheerleaders Collaboration perform for the crowd (1)

Feb. 20, 2024 By Athena Dawson The office of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz hosted their annual Black History Month Celebration at the Rochdale Village Community Center on Thursday, February 15th. Hundreds of people filled the grand ballroom of the community center located at 169-65 137th Avenue in Jamaica and ate locally catered food as they enjoyed the programming for the evening.   The event also featured local Black business owners that showcased their products at tables that lined the event space. “Last year I went to Ghana for the first time so I knew I wanted to come back and…
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