Sunnyside BID encourages residents to ‘shop local’ for holidays


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The Sunnyside Shines BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 with a kickoff event in Bliss Plaza, one of two new pedestrian plazas under the elevated No. 7 train, and with the release of Sunnyside’s first-ever Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide.

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A shared holiday


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It’s a special year when Christian and Jewish holidays overlap each other and we all wish one another good cheer and happy holidays. For me, the Seder brings back memories of my childhood. It seems like yesterday when my Adler cousins sat around the huge table and we were all yelled at for speaking during […]

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Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers


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Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports.

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Federal, state and city officials: ‘Make Lunar New Year an official school holiday’


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State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.

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LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: FLEA you next year


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The holidays shined brighter after three successful weekends at the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market.

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Last weekend for the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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It’s not too late to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and pick up your last minute holiday gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there, try the world of different foods and take part in hands-on activities. Thousands of visitors from near and far have visited the […]

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Courier brings holiday cheer, toys to kids at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool


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Santa brought smiles and of course toys to the good boys and girls at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool in Jamaica for The Queens Courier’s annual holiday gift drive. Ringing his bell and calling out a jolly “ho ho ho,” some of the kids were a little shy of Old Saint Nick, but most […]

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