New hope for Ridgewood Reservoir


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Ridgewood Reservoir is gaining some dam support. The head of the state Department of Environmental Conservation told lawmakers that the city Parks Department requested his agency reclassify the reservoir as a “low hazard” dam, which would obviate the need for a $6 million construction project to prevent flooding.

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Ridgewood bar hosts first variety and burlesque show


| slicata@queenscourier.com

Photos Courtesy of KissedPR

Queens County took on a whole new meaning when the Queens Tavern on Fresh Pond Road hosted the first-ever Ridgewood Variety Show on Aug. 14.

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Historic Ridgewood Onderdonk House finally getting roof replacement


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Work to replace the roof of the landmarked Vander Ende-Onderdonk house, the city’s oldest Dutch Colonial residence, has finally commenced after being delayed a year.

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Local politicians urge city to delay Ridgewood Reservoir plans


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A plan to alter the Ridgewood Reservoir is being challenged by several local politicians, citing that these “changes will significantly harm the natural and largely undisturbed habitats of the animals that currently live there.”

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Ridgewood art center provides free space for locals and intellectually disabled


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

An arts center in Ridgewood is applying for a liquor license. Okay, sounds like Williamsburg so far. But while it wants to serve alcohol for its weekend music shows, the owners also want to make more money so that they can continue to offer free services on weekdays to the local community — especially the intellectually disabled.

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Influx of hipsters revives 90-year-old Ridgewood German bar


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Gottscheer Hall was on its way to closing down two years ago. But the Ridgewood bar and grill turned a profit in 2012 because of younger, more affluent patrons who began to appear in larger and larger groups.

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