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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Douglaston

Douglaston bicycle shop is a labor of love

Living and working surrounded by bikes has become the norm for Douglaston’s Peak Mountain Bike owner Jerry Emerson, his wife and co-owner Joani and manager Kenny Schmitt. Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Bayside

Biz Improvement District lights up Bayside for holidays

Trading on the reputation he has earned as the “anti-Claus” or “Santa Claws,” Frank Skala put on his red suit and matching hat that have come to symbolize the holiday season on Bell Boulevard. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Sunnyside

Sunnysiders rally to keep food in town

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) led a protest with Sunnyside residents last Thursday against the landlord of a Foodtown supermarket on Greenpoint Avenue who has decided to boot the store despite its requests to renegotiate the lease or buy the property. Comment.

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Jackson Heights

Jax Hts group blasts Walmart after Bangladeshi factory blaze

About 40 Bangladeshi activists and their allies gathered at the Jackson Heights plaza on 37th Road and 74th Street to condemn retail giant Walmart for its ties with a clothing factory in Bangladesh, where at least 117 workers died in a fire. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Quinn offers boost to small biz after hurricane

A unique gift store on Rockaway Beach’s vulnerable shore wants the public to know it is back in business — and the city is helping to get the word out. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Broad Channel

Rockaway, Broad Channel residents struggle to do laundry

In the Rockaways and Broad Channel, two regions slowly inching toward normalcy after Hurricane Sandy devastated them more than a month ago, residents are struggling with a basic household task: doing the laundry. Comment.

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