Macy’s initiative to boost funds for two Queens parks


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.

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Cheap Shots bar near St. John’s University may soon go dry


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Cheap Shots, a problematic bar near St. John’s University, is facing its last call after a local community board voted against renewing its liquor license.

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Friends of the park


By Queens Courier Staff

When community group Friends of Cunningham Park secured a freight container to use as secure storage for bicycles, it didn’t look like it belonged. That is, until John Tochterman and his crew arrived. Tochterman manages the Dime Savings Bank Hillcrest Branch at 176-47 Union Turnpike in Flushing, not far from the park. He and his […]

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Giving thanks with Parsons’ students


By Queens Courier Staff

Assemblymember Rory Lancman had an early Thanksgiving dinner with family and students at the Parsons Education Complex in Kew Gardens Hills. The “pot luck” dinner, on Wednesday, November 21, was attended by over 150 children and parents at the facility, located at 75-40 Parsons Boulevard. “This is a great time of year when everybody can […]

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Star Of Queens


By Queens Courier Staff

Marc HakenCommunity Board 8 MemberCommunity ActivistHollis COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Marc Haken has been a member of Community Board 8 for 20 years along with serving on the youth and education and library committees. He also has held the president’s position for Hilltop Village Co-op Number 4 in Hollis for 29 years. Presently, he has been President […]

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Magic moments in Briarwood


By Queens Courier Staff

Councilmember James F. Gennaro (center) good-naturedly dons a funny hat and becomes a magician’s assistant for entertainer Philip Levy (right) at the Community Board 8 Youth Committee’s Magic Show. The show was on Tuesday, July 31, at the Briarwood Library, 85-12 Main Street. It featured Levy, who bills himself as “Theatricks by Phil,” assisted by […]

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Star Of Queens


By Queens Courier Staff

Marc HakenRetired teacher and member of Community Board 8Holliswood JOB: Marc Haken is a retired teacher of JHS 109 in Queens Village. He has been a member of Community Board 8 (CB 8) for approximately 20 years, leaving for a temporary stint at Councilman Weprin's office. RESIDENCE: He is a resident of Holliswood. PERSONAL INFORMATION: […]

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