USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again


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THE COURIER/File photo

The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens’ center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.

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Remembering Whitestone’s Flying Tiger


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Long-term restaurateur and Whitestone resident George Lum, my neighbor and good friend, invited me into his home one day. While in his den, I noticed hanging on the wall an autographed photo of the American Volunteer Group the “Flying Tigers.” I asked George where he acquired such a remarkable and rare photograph. He modestly pointed […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Instagram cyberbullying rocks students at Whitestone’s St. Luke School


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association

Recently one rogue Instagram account called StLukeIdiots started posting pictures on the social media service of students from the Catholic school, using vulgar descriptions and wishing for some kids’ deaths.

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Whitestone Bridge art contest winners announced


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre/Drawings courtesy of Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association.

The winners of the Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association’s Bronx-Whitestone Bridge drawing contest were announced and honored in Councilman Paul Vallone’s office Monday.

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New Whitestone barbershop focuses on cuts for special needs kids


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Radik “Ray” Khaimov’s new Utopia Barbershop is designed to cut hair for children with special needs, with a mini toy store design that features posters to cartoon characters, an airplane barber chair and video game consoles.

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Whitestone Bridge art contest draws more than 300 entries


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Drawings courtesy Welcome to Whitestone Civic

More than 300 students entered the Welcome to Whitestone Civic’s Bronx-Whitestone Bridge drawing contest to honor the 75th anniversary of the bridge.

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Raccoons a problem in Whitestone


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I think something that is wrong in my neighborhood is that there are too many raccoons.  I think this is a problem because they eat through the garbage and it gets everywhere.  I think the city should try to find a new home for the raccoons to live. Raccoons also eat all of your plants […]

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Board approves Greek-American school expansion in Whitestone


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Rendering courtesy Giannopoulos Architects

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church is planning a $1.5 million expansion of its elementary school in Whitestone, and recently cleared a major hurdle in the process.

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge marks 75 years, more than 2 billion vehicles


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Since opening on April 29, 1939, 2.2 billion vehicles have crossed the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the MTA said.

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Contentious Whitestone sidewalk café bid up for vote later this month


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

An application for a Whitestone sidewalk café will go up for a City Council vote at the end of the month without support from the area councilmember.

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