Author Archives: Crystal Hudson

Bay Terrace Pool and Tennis Center: Perfect year-round


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The Bay Terrace Pool and Tennis Center is a recreational facility nestled in the heart of Bayside. For more than 20 years the center, which is owned and operated by the Samuel Field YM&YWHA, has provided families with a great environment for both play and learning. With summer just around a corner, now is the […]

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Where kids can have fun and be active


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Seventeen percent of young people in the U.S. suffer from obesity. First Lady Michelle Obama launched a national campaign to promote fitness and exercise among young people. And right in Howard Beach, local business owner Peter Guarneri is doing his part to combat the obesity epidemic and help kids stay active. Guarneri runs Kids ‘N […]

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Parents call for P.S. 118 principal’s ouster


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Visit P.S. 118 in St. Albans most afternoons and you’ll find what you’d expect: rambunctious school kids chattering as they stream from the building, parents waiting, with varying degrees Of patience, to pick up their sons and daughters. But Fridays are a different story. On Fridays what you find are a small but dedicated group […]

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March in memory of Trayvon Martin


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Trayvon Martin may have lived and died in Florida, but the circumstances surrounding his death have struck a chord in Queens. On Saturday, March 31, Councilmember Leroy Comrie,the Commission on Social Action (COSA) and the Greater Allen AME Cathedral sponsored a march in honor of those whose lives have been lost to gun violence. Among […]

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Homeowners get free tree help


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Thanks to a $1.1 million grant from Councilmember Eric Ulrich, 317 people are going to get brand new sidewalks for free. The Trees and Sidewalks program, started in 2005 by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, repairs sidewalks throughout the city that have been damaged by overgrown tree roots. The Parks Department […]

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