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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Youth employment opportunities for Ridgewood teens this summer


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Photo courtesy Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

With the school year coming to an end, many teenagers may find it difficult to find any type of summertime employment, but one youth workforce development provider is looking to help teens enroll in internship programs.

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DOT commissioner headlines Myrtle Avenue BID meeting in Ridgewood


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

The city’s top transportation official touted ongoing traffic initiatives during the 27th Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) yearly meeting on Tuesday night in Ridgewood.

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Residents rally against MTA bus reroute on Ridgewood/Bushwick border


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Photos courtesy of United We Stand Neighborhood Association

In the face of a proposed bus route change by the MTA, members of the United We Stand Neighborhood Association and residents of Bushwick and Ridgewood rallied and marched to oppose the new B26 and Q58 bus routes, which on Sunday started traveling down their blocks on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.

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Councilwoman meets parents over Ridgewood playground problems


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After parkgoers raised issues with the conditions at Rosemary’s Playground in Ridgewood, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley met with concerned parents at the playground Friday to hear their plea and see what improvements could be made.

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