Celebrate festival season in Ridgewood this September


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

Get ready to party in the streets of Ridgewood this September as the community gears up for two annual street fairs, the Fresh Pond Road Street Festival and the Myrtle Avenue Fall Street Festival.

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Ridgewood to get 17-story mixed-use building on St. Nicholas Avenue


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Rendering courtesy of AB Capstone

The mixed retail and residential building will encompass the footprint of the sites at 54-27 Myrtle Ave. and 336 and 350 St. Nicholas Ave. At 17 stories, it will dwarf the surrounding buildings.

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Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation kicks off summer fundraising campaign


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Photo courtesy of the Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation

The Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation (GRRC) has begun its semi-annual fundraising campaign, asking members of the Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village communities to make donations to help fund programs that have made an important contribution to the areas’ quality of life.

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PHOTOS: Ridgewood residents bid farewell to community garden under tracks


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

After a nearly two-month-long battle with the MTA to keep the garden gates open, local supporters and volunteers paid a final farewell to the Ridgewood Community Garden on Monday night with a barbecue and garden party.

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Volunteers still locked out of Ridgewood community garden


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Photo via Facebook/Ridgewood Community Garden

The Ridgewood Community Garden has been padlocked since late June, when the MTA first issued a vacate order prohibiting access to the land beneath the M train tracks between Woodbine Street and Woodward Avenue.

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Local group fights to preserve Ridgewood garden


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Photos courtesy of Clark Fitzgerald/Ridgewood Community Garden

When a small group of local organizers first saw a dormant stretch of land beneath the M train line between Woodbine Street and Woodward Avenue, they envisioned a community space brimming with agriculture, urban farming and educational programs.

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Public comment period open for cleanup of Ridgewood site


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Photo courtesy New York City Office of Environmental Remediation

Before a 4,500-square foot building in Ridgewood, currently used for the storage of wood pallets and shipping containers, can be refitted to become two multi-story buildings, the site needs a serious cleanup.

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Road work leads to water service shutdown on Ridgewood blocks


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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Homeowners on six Ridgewood blocks will temporarily lose their water service this Tuesday, July 21, as work crews replace fire hydrants in the area.

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Ridgewood library brought thousands of visitors to June events


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Photo courtesy Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan's office

The Ridgewood library attracted over 5,400 visitors with its regular and special programs last month. In addition, the Ridgewood branch is fourth in the library system in the number of programs offered and the number of people who visit the library, according to Joanne King, the director of communications for the Queens Library.

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