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Sunnyside welcomes first of two public plazas
Sunnyside welcomes first of two public plazas
West Queens Courier Staff 7/30/2014 at 4:05PM

Bliss Plaza, the first of two new public plazas constructed in Sunnyside, opened July 29. The project was spearheaded by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID).

Vandals damage NYS Pavilion
Vandals damage NYS Pavilion
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 7/25/2014 at 1:33PM

Vandals caused mischief at the storied New York State Pavilion last weekend, setting a stolen van ablaze and damaging its terrazzo map, according to a member of an advocacy group for the structure.

New Juniper Valley Park bocce courts met with skepticism
New Juniper Valley Park bocce courts met with skepticism
Southwest Eric Jankiewicz 7/23/2014 at 5:07PM

Juniper Valley Park’s three new bocce courts opened on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and talk of meatballs and spaghetti. But for the players, most of whom are older Italians, the new courts don’t meet their standards.

Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Northeast Liam La Guerre 7/14/2014 at 1:59PM

In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.

Activist dishes dirt on Jamaica garbage
Activist dishes dirt on Jamaica garbage
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 7/12/2014 at 11:25AM

When Joe Moretti moved to Jamaica, Queens, back in November of 2010, New York City was about to experience one of the worst blizzards in its history. As more than a foot of snow covered the streets and sidewalks of his new neighborhood, Moretti was unable to see what really lay beneath.

City needs more ferries
Letters Letters 6/26/2014 at 12:29PM

Editor’s Note: This letter was sent by the five borough presidents to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Because of its importance to Queens, we reproduce it here. For decades, New York City’s waterways have been an untapped resource. While it has the potential to serve as a major form of public [...]