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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circle closes down after fund-raising fails

Big Apple Circus, a beloved non-profit that entertained families for decades, won’t be coming back for the 2016-17 season after not meeting its $2 million fund-raising goal. The New York staple has entertained families since 1977 with annual performances in Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows and Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Comments (1)
Willets Point

Islanders eye Willets Point for new area: Report

If the Islanders have their way, they’ll soon be calling Willets Point home. This is all according to Bloomberg News, which did not name the source, but reported the New York Islanders’ owners have been in talks for months with New York Mets owners to build an arena adjacent to Citifield in Flushing. Comment

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Flushing

Bioswale plans anger Flushing residents: Avella

A city Department of Environmental Protection project to install bioswales across Flushing to clean up nearby waterways has residents fuming over the lack of homeowner notification. Comments (6)
Flushing

Summer Meals Program will feed hungry kids in Queens

In an effort to provide free meals over the summer to underprivileged kids, Hunger Free America has collaborated with the city Department of Education. Hunger Free America is a non profit organization that helps schools through out the country feed kids. The Summer Meals program will run in three locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. The program will provide free summer meals to anyone 18 years old and under. Comments (6)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Flushing

Fallen tree suspends LIRR Port Washington service

The MTA suspended service on the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington line Monday after a tree fell on the tracks east of the Flushing station. Comments (1)

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Flushing

Stavisky and Jung file campaign petitions

S.J. Jung is challenging state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) again as the two file petitions and raise funds for the Democratic primary Sept. 13. Comments (1)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Flushing

Major reconstruction planned for downtown Flushing sidewalks

Main Street is about to become a lot more convenient for pedestrians and commuters. City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announced an upcoming project that will completely reconstruct four blocks of the second busiest pedestrian hub in New York City behind Times Square. Comments (2)
Auburndale

Grodenchik and Weprin call on illegal tire dumping to end in Queens green space

Stacks of abandoned tires have been seen littering the side of the highway around 73rd Avenue and Clearview Expressway in recent months. Comments (4)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Flushing

Borough bands compete for top prize

Enterprising bands from throughout the borough graced the stage of the Colden Auditorium at Queens College on July 14 for the Queens Library’s second annual “Battle of the Bands.” A fast-moving thunderstorm did not deter the excited crowd of family, friends and fans. More than 2,000 free tickets were distributed and by the time the first band hit the stage many seats were full. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing Greenmarket opened this week

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) helped announce the opening of the first Flushing Greenmarket Wednesday The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce partnered with GrowNYC to bring locally grown products that will emphasize nutritious fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables sold will all be grown or produced within 250 miles of New York City. Comments (3)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flushing

Community deals with aftermath of Flushing West plan’s demise

The city’s abrupt decision to withdraw its plans to rezone Flushing West, which would have brought 1,600 units of housing to the downtown area, has drawn mixed reactions from the community. Comment

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Murray Hill

City explores bioswales to reduce flooding in Murray Hill

The city Department of Environmental Protection is exploring the possibility of installing bioswales, or rain gardens, in Flushing neighborhoods to combat flooding, ease overburdened portions of the storm sewer system and clean up waterways affected by runoff such as Flushing Creek and Flushing Bay. Comments (3)

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