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Queens couple of 40 years tie the knot in their hospital room as their dying wish

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Apr. 3, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Sitting side by side in two hospital beds pushed together, Philip Baldi and Donna Johnson exchanged vows and rings at LIJ Forest Hills Hospital as their final wish.  The couple has been together for over 40 years, but never legally tied the knot despite their commitment. But after lengthy…
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Gianaris and González-Rojas rally for MENA Bill recognizing Middle Eastern and North African communities in state data

Apr. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres State Sen. Mike Gianaris and Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas joined a number of local advocacy groups to call for support of their proposed legislation that disaggregates Middle Eastern and North African populations from white demographics in state-collected data. Gianaris and González-Rojas have sponsored the MENA Bill, which aims to give… Read more »

Inaugural Ramadan Night Market coming to Astoria April 3 

Apr. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Several blocks in Astoria will close for an inaugural Ramadan Night Market on Wednesday, April 3.  The food centered event—which will take place less than a week before Eid commemorates the end of the holy month—will bring together halal food vendors on Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenue… Read more »

Asking rent prices increase significantly in Queens year-over-year: report

Mar. 29, 2024 By admin Mar. 29, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The median asking price for rent in Queens jumped significantly from February 2023 to February 2024, according to a study conducted by the real estate firm StreetEasy. Year-over-year, the median asking rent rose 13.5%, from $2,599 to $2,950. This price increase is reflective of… Read more »

Asking rent prices increase significantly in Queens year-over-year: report

Mar. 29, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The median asking price for rent in Queens jumped significantly from February 2023 to February 2024, according to a study conducted by the real estate firm StreetEasy. Year-over-year, the median asking rent rose 13.5%, from $2,599 to $2,950. This price increase is reflective of the fact that more people… Read more »

Celebrating Queens’ women-owned culinary gems

Mar. 22, 2024 By Staff Report In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, it’s a fitting time to spotlight some of the top women-owned dining gems in western Queens. Queens boasts the most diverse culinary landscape in New York City, a distinction that shines through in the array of women-led restaurants peppered across… Read more »

Mets hit a home run with ‘New in 24’ Citi Field upgrades

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Mar. 22, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Get ready to be wowed! The New York Mets just unveiled a dazzling array of fresh features at Citi Field, all part of their  “New in 24” showcase, just in time for the 2024 season. Among the notable features are the redesign and expansion of the team store near the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, the addition of the new Delta Sky360 Club lounge, the Mets Hall of Fame plaques being moved to the top of the rotunda and the Mets Hall of Fame Museum being moved to the FanFest area in centerfield, with some artifacts…
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Mega Greek supermarket Titan Foods is reopening in Astoria

March 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Titan Foods, a large Greek specialty supermarket that closed its Astoria store last year, is gearing up to reopen in the neighborhood later this spring.  After 40 years at 25-26 31st St., Titan Foods closed its doors on June 18, 2023. Since then, the owners have been in the… Read more »