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Queens lawmakers rally for legislation to improve representation of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities

May. 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and leaders from groups such as the New York Immigration Coalition and Malikah rallied support for a bill that seeks to overhaul demographic data collection for Middle Eastern and North… Read more »

Preserving Tradition, Embracing Innovation: A Journey through Katz’s Delicatessen

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May. 22, 2024 by Jill Carvajal In this episode of Schneps Connects, we delve into the captivating history and enduring legacy of Katz’s Delicatessen, a cherished institution in New York City since 1888. Jake Dell, the fifth-generation custodian of Katz’s, joins us to recount the deli’s evolution amidst the ever-changing landscape of NYC. From its iconic “Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army” campaign to the traditional ticket system, Jake shares insights into the family business and invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs, especially in the demanding restaurant industry of NYC. He unveils some of Katz’s secrets, including the meticulous […]

Register early for the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk by Earth Day for discount

Apr. 15, 2024 By czarinnaandres Apr. 15, 2024 Sponsored Post Organizers of the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk are encouraging people to sign up for this year’s event before Apr. 22 to take advantage of a $5 discount. The ninth-annual Waterfront 5K event takes place on June 1, 2024, and is organized by Hunters Point Park… Read more »

Citizens Bank supports Queens community with new initiatives and sponsorships

Apr. 11, 2024 By admin Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Citizens Bank announced a series of new initiatives to support a range of community programs in Queens over the summer, becoming the first-ever title sponsor of the Queens 10K.  The event, organized by New York Road Runners, is part of the organization’s Five-Borough… Read more »

Mayor’s Office launches new interactive map to tackle environmental inequity in NYC

Apr. 8, 2024 By admin Apr. 8, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain The Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice has launched a new interactive map detailing hazards in each neighborhood in the city in a bid to tackle environmental inequity across the five boroughs.  The Environmental Justice NYC (EJNYC) Mapping Tool, the first-ever online resource… Read more »

Op-Ed | Community composting: A cry for help

Mar. 5, 2024 By Mark Laster New Yorkers produce 4 million tons of household waste yearly, most of which is shipped to landfills or incinerators. About a third of this is organic waste, which includes yard waste and food scraps. When organic waste is buried in a landfill, it often breaks down to produce the…
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Bayside Historical Society marks 60 years of preserving local heritage

Feb. 23, 2024 By admin Feb. 22, 2024 By Christian Murray and QNS Staff A local historical society that has been instrumental in protecting historic buildings in Bayside is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.  Located at the historic 19th-century Fort Totten, Bayside Historical Society (BHS) has been preserving and promoting local history for the… Read more »

Queens gets its own Monopoly: Call for locals to shape the board

Feb. 13, 2024 By admin Feb. 13, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Roll the dice, Queens! Entertainment giant Top Trumps USA will launch a Queens edition of board game classic Monopoly this fall and is seeking the input of Queens residents and businesses to capture the true essence of the borough. Top Trumps has collaborated… Read more »