Bowne House restoration has begun


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The long awaited restoration of Flushing’s Bowne House is finally underway. Built in the 17th century by John Bowne himself, it has stood the test of time as a symbol of religious and cultural tolerance. The trustees of the Bowne House Historical Society held a breakfast on Friday, September 7 in the garden of the […]

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Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council


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Photo courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The landmark status of a historic Colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been approved by the City Council. The council voted overwhelmingly to accept Brinckerhoff Cemetery’s landmark designation on December 10 after the 18th century site was approved for official landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in August. “With the landmarking […]

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NEWS YOU CAN USE: High Wind and Fog Advisory


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NEWS YOU CAN USE High Wind and Fog Advisory With the National Weather Service forecasting gusts of wind greater than 55 miles per hour, the Department of Buildings is reminding property owners to secure any items that may be swept away in the wind and to secure any buildings and construction sites. To secure a […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS The listed local students have been recognized by their colleges or universities for the following achievements: GRADUATIONS (December 2010) Ithaca College Juliana Gonzalez of Maspeth – BA Humanities and Sciences Carami Hilaire of Arverne – Bachelor of Music Excelsior College Wynette H. Chan of Springfield Gardens – BS in Business Upper Iowa University […]

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NEWS BRIEFS


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Roots of Doo Wop COLLEGE POINT – The Poppenhusen Institute will explore the origins of Doo Wop music on Sunday, April 3, with a lecture hosted by Robert Cohen. The talk, entitled “They All Sang on the Corner – The Roots of Doo Wop,” will discuss how this form of music gave a voice to […]

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