Buildings Department nixes Glendale homeless shelter floor plans


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Jeff Stone

Those fighting against the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave., in Glendale, received a bit of good news last Thursday as the city’s Department of Buildings reviewed and rejected the current floor plans for the shelter and issued a notice to revoke.

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Ray Liotta to be in Middle Village for new NBC show ‘Shades of Blue’ shoot


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Photo via Google maps/Wikimedia Commons/gdcgraphics

Ray Liotta, best known for his role as the mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas,” will be in Middle Village on Wednesday for a shoot for the new NBC crime drama “Shades of Blue.”

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Enjoy a ‘Night Out’ with Queens’ Finest at fun events this August


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File Photo

Queens residents can enjoy fun activities while also supporting their local police during National Night Out Against Crime events scheduled to take place across the borough on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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PHOTOS: Preview of new QNS.com website at Queens Museum party


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Corazon Aguirre

Businesspeople, elected officials and other movers and shakers from across Queens came to the Queens Museum Wednesday night to get a glimpse of QNS.com, the future Internet home of The Queens Courier, Ridgewood Times, LIC Magazine and BORO magazine.

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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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Road conditions at dangerous railroad crossing concern Maspeth business owners


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Road conditions at the railroad crossing located on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street, where a crash between a locomotive and tractor-trailer occurred earlier this month, were a main concern voiced during Thursday’s Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) meeting.

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Maspeth, Middle Village set to co-name two streets for community leaders


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Photo via Google Maps

The City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday that includes the proposed co-naming of two Queens streets, one in Maspeth and the other in Middle Village.

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Upgrades coming for Woodhaven’s Mary Whalen Playground


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

For over a year Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground, located near Forest Parkway and Park Lane South, has been awaiting repairs, and on Aug. 18, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will be holding a ground-breaking ceremony at the park to kick off the start of the renovation.

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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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