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Whitestone’s brand new drainage system spanning 120 blocks is finally complete days before hurricane season

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May. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan After almost a decade in the making and a $128 million investment from the city, a complete overhaul of Whitestone’s sewer system is finally complete.  The area’s elected officials, city agency heads and the workers who made it all happen, gathered on a quiet residential street Tuesday afternoon to…
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Bell Blvd Food and Music Festival returning to Bayside this weekend


May. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The 2024 ‘Bell Blvd Food and Music Fest’ will take over eight blocks in Bayside this Sunday, June 2, with dozens of bites to try and several live music performances to enjoy.  The biggest draw of the event is the popular “Restaurant Stroll,” which allows attendees to sample a…
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Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series kicks-off next week

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May. 29, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Robert Holden is bringing a Summer Concert Series to Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village for a jam-packed month of music.  The lineup of performances features a wide array of new and familiar faces to the Middle Village Park, playing music from some of the most notorious…
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A day of reflection and gratitude: Laurelton celebrates Memorial Day during 35th annual parade


May. 28, 2024 By Athena Dawson Hundreds of Laurelton residents marched in a Memorial Day parade honoring the sacrifice of fallen veterans on Monday, May 27.  Residents gathered early in the morning on Memorial Day for the 35th annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Thirty-nine organizations marched in the parade, including multiple Divine 9 sororities…
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Queensboro Dance Festival unveils Summer 2024 lineup and venues

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May. 28, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Summer 2024 Queensboro Dance Festival, slated to run from June 8 through Sept. 15, will include more than 30 scheduled performances at various venues throughout the borough. Dance performances, themed parties, and classes are among the events that will be held in various outdoor spaces. Attendance for each…
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Forest Hills Memorial Day parade draws thousands, marks six decades of tradition

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May. 28, 2024 By Anthony Medina and Paul Frangipane The Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, an enduring six-decade tradition in the Queens neighborhood, drew thousands of community members and over 40 organizations on Sunday, May 26, including Marines, Sailors, and military service members as part of  Fleet Week. American Legion Continental Post #1424 spearheaded this…
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Movies Under the Stars Series returns to Middle Village and Maspeth this summer


May. 28, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Council Member Robert Holden is bringing family movie nights back to Middle Village and Maspeth parks this summer for his annual Movies Under the Stars series. The Movie Under the Stars Series allows community members in City Council District 30—including Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Elmhurst, Rego Park and…
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NYC Council passes key legislation to boost parking garage safety, led by Queens Council Member Brooks-Powers

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May. 28, 2024 By Athena Dawson NYC Council Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks-Powers (D-31) sponsored legislation aimed at enhancing safety in parking garages. As part of a package of bills, the New York City Council passed Intr. No. 135, on Thursday, May 23, which Brooks-Powers championed. Intr. No. 135 mandates a comprehensive study to evaluate…
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