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Queens Public Library celebrates hip-hop with special edition cards

Jul. 7, 2023 By John Schilling To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Queens Public Library (QPL) will release a limited edition library card that honors the genre’s global significance and the role New York City played in its rise as a cultural movement. The new library cards feature a purple background with a…
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Three Queens projects recognized at Public Design Commission Awards for Excellence

Jun. 30, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Three Queens projects under the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) were honored at the annual Public Design Commission Awards for Excellence ceremony on Wednesday, June 28.  The projects recognized as part of the NYC Public Design Commission’s combined 40th and 41st annual awards include five public artworks commissioned…
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Trader Joe’s to open new store in Forest Hills

May. 24, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed After much speculation about Trader Joe’s coming to Forest Hills, the national grocery chain confirmed on its website that a new store will open at 69-65 Yellowstone Blvd., the site of the old Key Food Supermarket.  “We’ve consulted our maps and compass and have found a terrific location for…
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Op-Ed: Why Resorts World NYC is the right choice for a full-scale casino license

Apr. 10, 2023 By Thomas J. Grech The state of New York started 2023 by opening the proposal process in the downstate region of New York for up to three full-scale casino licenses that will allow for live dealers at table games, such as blackjack, poker and roulette. As the process begins to review proposals,…
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East Coast Pro Wrestling hosts charity event in Queens

Mar. 28, 2023 By Dean Moses East Coast Pro Wrestling (ECPW) set up its ring in Queens to do a battle for charity, with a special appearance by a former WWE superstar. The battleground was set inside Elmhurst’s Brooklyn Queensborough Elks Lodge for a series of grappling matches on March 25. This event came exactly one…
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‘He preys on vulnerable women’: Queens Assemblyman Ardila accused of sexual assault, issues apology

March 14, 2023 By Christian Murray Freshman Assemblyman Juan Ardila, who represents western Queens, faced political fallout Tuesday after being accused of sexual assault by two women—allegations that the lawmaker did not refute when asked for comment. Ardila, who first took office in January after winning a vacant 37th District assembly seat last year, allegedly… Read more »