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Queens political palate: Discover where your local leaders love to dine

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The NYC Hospitality Alliance, a nonprofit that represents restaurants, released a first of its kind report this week with insights into where the city’s elected officials dine.  The “District Dining Guide” highlights the go to restaurants, and favorite dish to order, of elected officials from the mayor to the city council. Since the Alliance’s founding in 2012, they’ve worked to bridge the gap between the government, press and the 20,000 eating and drinking establishments across the five boroughs.  “Our City offers the best restaurants and flavors in the world, and we’re thrilled to release…
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Former Bayside Ambulance Corps looks ahead to 70th anniversary serving the community of Bayside

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Feb. 29, 2024 By Rachel Butler Approaching a milestone 70th anniversary in Bayside next year, the organization formerly known as the Bayside Volunteer Ambulance Corps, now known as the BVAC Rescue Response Training Center, commemorates its rich history since its inception in 1955. This spring, the organization is set to host a commemorative event at…
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Bayside arts organization launching exhibition at Queens College for Women’s History Month

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Feb. 26, 2024 By Rachel Butler A Bayside-based arts organization is launching a month-long exhibition at Queens College located in Flushing next month in celebration of March being women’s history month. The Garage Art Center, a non-profit, is showcasing the work of 23 women in a show called “Femina Creativa: Celebrating Women in New York,”…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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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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Queens Assemblyman running ‘Valentines for Vets’ gift drive

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Jan. 25, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, is spearheading the yearly charitable initiative called “Valentines for Vets”. This annual drive, a fixture in the Northeast Queens community, aims to collect and distribute gifts to the hospitalized and disabled veterans residing at the New York State Veterans’ Home in St. Albans. As part of this year’s campaign, Assemblyman Braunstein is focusing on gathering essential items that will contribute to the well-being and comfort of these veterans. The drive is particularly seeking donations of new clothing, including sweatpants, t-shirts, and socks. Additionally, the collection includes a variety of…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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Fresh Meadows couple reminded of daughter’s traffic related death following death of Quintas Chen in Flushing

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Dec. 11, 2023 By Rachel Butler The recent hit-and-run death of toddler Quintas Chen in Flushing brought back haunting memories for a Fresh Meadows couple 10 years after the death of their daughter in a similar accident. Amy Tam and Hsi-Pei Liao experienced the death of their 3-year-old child, Allison, on Oct. 6 2013, when she was struck down by an SUV while crossing the street holding her grandmother’s hand.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Main Street. The SUV driver, Ahmad Abu-Zayedeh, was never criminally charged for the incident. Quintas Chen, who was also 3-years old,…
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Incumbents on the road to victory as unofficial results trickle in for Queens general election races

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Nov. 7, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Polls officially closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the general election in Queens and across New York City and results are beginning to trickle in. Throughout the day, voters turned out to decide upon who will be the Queens District Attorney, Justices of the 11th Judicial District of the New York Supreme Court, Judge of the Civil Court and municipal court district judges. Additionally, voters had the opportunity to vote on two citywide proposals. As for the City Council races in Queens, the incumbents cruised to victory, according to unofficial results…
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International stars discuss roles in upcoming Queens Theatre production

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Oct. 26, 2023 By Rachel Butler A pair of famed international actors who are known from their work on the stage and on screen recently participated in a Q&A event about their upcoming play at Queens Theatre. Lupita Ferrer, a Venezuelan theater actress who has starred in movies such as “Mariana de la Noche,” “The…
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