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A View from the Cliff
A View from the Cliff

A View from the Cliff continues to be a frequent, upbeat visit to live, family entertainment in Queens. My reviews began close to 20 years ago. This blog is a chance for readers to praise or pan our local performers. It’s also a venue for uncovering hidden talent in our borough.

World Construction can fix your hurricane damage


By Queens Courier Staff

At M.H. World Construction, New Yorkers can pick and choose from a variety of services such as waterproofing and brickwork, all for affordable prices. “We really just wanted to make it easy for the customer,” said owner Michael Halevy. “We’re easy to work with and the customer always gets good prices.” Located at 7224 Avenue […]

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$19 million to lend at Alma Bank


By Queens Courier Staff

Alma Bank has had an extraordinary growth in its four years of serving the community as a start-up bank. On September 20, it will formally announce that it has met all the conditions set by the U.S. Treasury Department and has received $19 million from the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) to offer loans for […]

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Bob Turner sworn into office


By Queens Courier Staff

Two days after defeating David Weprin in a special election for Anthony Weiner’s former Congressional seat, Bob Turner was sworn in today on the floor of the House of Representative. Turner, who represents the Ninth Congressional District covering parts of Queens and Brooklyn, took the oath of office shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday morning. In […]

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High School Gridiron Roundup


By Queens Courier Staff

In the John Adams Spartans first game since moving up to the Championship Division, the Spartans lost by a score of 44-14 at the hands of the Brooklyn Technical Engineers (1-0). The Spartans had a total of 288 yards, 60 more than the Engineers, but it wasn’t enough. Senior quarterback Daniel Perez completed 10 out […]

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What’s happening this week


By Queens Courier Staff

EDITOR’S PICKS Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. Hugh P. Kirwan Performing Arts Center at Christ the King High School: The Midtown Men; four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys; Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, And Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music […]

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News Briefs


By Queens Courier Staff

Rachel’s Challenge Assembly FLUSHING – In the legacy of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy in 2009, on September 23, all students and staff at the East-West School of International Studies will spend the morning learning about ways to reduce bullying and school violence by promoting tolerance and compassion […]

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Davis provides unique customer service


By Queens Courier Staff

At Davis Wealth Management, New Yorkers have been receiving insight and assistance with all things financial since 2006. “Our top priority is making sure our clients are very well taken care of and receive the utmost care and attention they need when making important decisions,” said owner George Davis, who has been in the business […]

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Simanowitz takes 27th District seat


By Queens Courier Staff

The Democrats prevail again. Michael Simanowitz trounced his Republican opponent, Marco DeSena, in the state Assembly race for the vacant seat once held by political mainstay Nettie Mayersohn. The Associated Press reported that Michael Simanowitz captured 76 percent of the vote in the 27th Assembly District that encompasses College Point, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, […]

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Police Blotter


By Queens Courier Staff

Robbery Pattern The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following suspects who are wanted in connection with 10 robberies that occurred in Brooklyn and Queens. The Queens incidents are as follows: • On Friday, August 26, a male suspect entered the Metro PCS located at 25-09 Astoria […]

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They’re Baaack!


By Queens Courier Staff

Armed with summer tans, new, stocked backpacks, the best footwear fashions of their generation and big smiles, kids – over 1.2 million of them – made their way back to school. The first day of classes, Thursday, September 8, also marked the arrival of six new schools in Queens which will bring some relief to […]

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Bye-bye CNN


By Queens Courier Staff

CNN should be ashamed, airing an extremely opinionated, political, anti-American program the night before 9/11. I’m not sure this was the appropriate time to give people like Valerie Plame, Cindy Sheehan and others a political platform. To include them in a program celebrating the brave men and women of 9/11 is an insult to the […]

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