Voice of Dora the Explorer, Queens native talks new show


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Photo by Bonnie Osborne/Nickelodeon

Even though Dora the Explorer is getting older and making a move to a big city, the Queens native and voice behind the popular cartoon is not going anywhere.

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Sunnyside bar starts monthly book club


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Photo courtesy of Sinead Curran

Last month, The Courtyard Ale House, located at 40-18 Queens Blvd., began The Courtyard Book Club where bar patrons get together, talk about the previous month’s book pick and then select a new novel.

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Longtime Jamaica community garden volunteer sees role trimmed back


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Benjamin Fang

Alberta Crowley was a star in her community, but now she says the city’s Parks Department is trying to restrict her glowing service.

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L’Arte del Gelato opening factory, first Queens spot in LIC


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Photo Courtesy of Jamestown

L’Arte del Gelato, which has three locations in Manhattan, has stationed a cart outside The Food Box located in the Falchi Building at 31-00 47th Ave.

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Structures at Fort Totten set for renovation


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

The Commanding Officer’s House and the chapel at Fort Totten are set to be revitalized, according to the Parks Department, which oversees both structures and announced Aug. 8 that it is accepting bids for a contractor to do the work.

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Rego Park special needs school closing, displacing vulnerable students


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

A Rego Park school for children with special needs closes on Friday and many of the disabled students of the year-round school have nowhere to go, family members told The Courier.

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Councilman Ulrich allocates $25K to clean up graffiti in district


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Cross Bay Boulevard can draw comparisons to 5Pointz with the amount of graffiti that has stricken its surrounding neighborhoods, but clean-up is on the way.

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