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  1. Queens Night Market Wants to Raise $100K to Open in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | DNAinfo.com

    The organizer of a proposed night market that would showcase the borough's international flavors and style needs your help to make it happen. John Wang, organizer of Queens International Night Market , launched the Kickstarter campaign for his project this week and hopes to raise $100,000 to help subsidize the costs for vendors.

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  2. Subway Service Changes to Hit 10 Lines this WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | DNAinfo.com

    4 trains will be suspended in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and New Lots Avenue starting at 11:45 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, hop on a N, Q or R train and transfer between the 4 and 6 lines and the N, Q, R lines at 14th Street-Union Square or Canal Street.

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  3. Group Plans March and Rally for Queens Boulevard SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | DNAinfo.com

    A group of residents, activists and families who lost their loved ones in accidents will march next weekend along some of the most dangerous intersections of Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills , hoping to push for a redesign of the notorious thoroughfare. While walking from McDonald Park to Queens Borough Hall , a distance of approximately 1.5 miles, marchers will cross several of the busiest Queens Boulevard intersections in the area, including Yellowstone Boulevard, 71st Avenue, Ascan Avenue and Union Turnpike, the organizers said.

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  4. Officials Push for Expansion of 'Bursting at the Seams' Rego Park LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | DNAinfo.com

    "Close to 700 people go in there on any given day," said Frank Gulluscio, district manager at Community Board 6 , which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park. King also said that the branch is approximately 7,500 square feet, while newer libraries are at least 10,000 square feet.

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  5. Woman Raped at Gunpoint in Queens Spa Where She Worked, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | DNAinfo.com

    A woman was raped in the Northern Boulevard spa where she worked by a gun-toting client Saturday, police said. The 42-year-old woman was inside the spa, which sources said is near Marathon Parkway, about 7:30 a.m. when the 6-foot man came in for an appointment, according to the NYPD.

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  6. Cuomo Boasts of 30-Year Friendship With De Blasio Despite Public SpatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | DNAInfo.com

    Despite a history of public spats, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he and Mayor Bill de Blasio will go down in history as having the best political relationship between any governor and mayor - and he's willing to bet money on it. "This will be the best relationship between a mayor and governor in modern political history when all is said and done," Cuomo said at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.

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  7. Comptroller Blasts Housing Courts' Excessive Wait Time for TranslatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | DNAInfo.com

    Days-long waiting time for translators and inadequate multilingual signs and forms create an additional headache for immigrants in housing courts across the city, a review by Comptroller Scott Stringer found. "In a city with nearly two million individuals with limited English proficiency, it is outrageous that, in our courthouses, tenants wait hours for interpreters, help desks aren't always able to provide necessary services and signage and literature are inadequate," Stringer said in a statement.

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  8. Free Photo Workshop for Teens Helps Instill Queens PrideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | DNAInfo.com

    Teens from around the borough will get a chance to take part in a free photography workshop that is focused on the history, culture and beauty of their borough. Amy Wu , from QNSMADE , and Steve Vazquez , also known by his Instagram persona Mr. Queenscapes, will host the first "QNS Kid" workshop for participants 13 to 19 on Saturday, March 14. Wu - who highlights the talent in Queens on her site , and also sells apparel - wanted to do something for the borough's youth and approached Vasquez about a workshop.

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  9. MAP: See the Most Dangerous Intersections in North JamaicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | DNAInfo.com

    "Drivers are turning very fast and don't pay any attention to pedestrians crossing the street," said Mohammed, 40, whose store is right near the intersection. Many more are at risk as several bus routes carry commuters to the intersection along with students and staff heading to nearby schools, Mohammed, who lives in the neighborhood, said that about two years ago a car struck a local teen at the intersection.

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  10. Service Changes for 13 Subway Lines Slated for This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | DNAinfo.com

    The service modifications will affect the 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E, F, L, N, Q and R trains. 3 and 4 Trains: 3 trains will replace 4 trains service in Brooklyn and run express in Manhattan starting Friday night at 11:45 p.m. until Monday morning at 5 a.m. No 4 trains will run in Brooklyn.

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  11. UPK Program Short 'Hundreds' of Seats in Parts of Queens, Councilwoman SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | DNAinfo.com

    The Department of Education is short "hundreds" of universal pre-k seats for the next school year in Corona and Jackson Heights and has asked a local politician for help in finding space, she said. Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras said in her State of the District speech on Feb. 18 that the DOE needed to find space for hundreds of kids who will start universal pre-k in September.

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  12. Take Yoga Classes in a Log Cabin in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | DNAinfo.com

    The classes take place on Saturdays, between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. . Participants have to bring their own mats, towels and water.

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  13. Diaz Calls for New Schools, Possible Train Yard Development in SOTBRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | DNAinfo.com

    Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. called for new specialized high schools across the city and the possible development of three Bronx train yards during his 2015 State of the Borough address, which he largely used as a platform to tout the borough's economic successes and growth. In the speech, delivered inside The Mall at Bay Plaza in Baychester, Diaz described the number of Latino and black students admitted to the city's prestigious Stuyvesant High School over the past few years as unacceptably low and called for the creation of new high schools in each borough that would use a portfolio of the students' grades and schoolwork rather than a specialized test to determine who gets in.

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  14. Snowy Owls Swoop Into New York City During Deep FreezeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | DNAInfo.com

    Rare snowy owls, which usually make their home in the Arctic, have been spotted several times since December in the city - in mostly wide open, coastal areas that resemble their tundra homes, experts said. So far this year, the owls have been spotted at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, and Breezy Point and Jamaica Bay in Queens.

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  15. Precinct Offering Locals Trip to Police Academy to See NYPD's WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | DNAInfo.com

    This Thursday, the 112th Precinct is organizing a trip to the newly opened Police Academy in College Point to engage residents and to "give people a better understanding of police work," said Heidi Chain, president of the 112th Precinct Community Council. During the tour Thursday, participants will get a chance to see portions of the new $750 million academy where future officers are trained.

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  16. Astoria Catholic School Parents Scramble for Alternatives Ahead of ClosureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | DNAInfo.com

    Parents with children at a local Catholic school that's slated to close in June are scrambling to find other options, and some may opt for public or charter schools for fear that other nearby Catholic schools might eventually meet the chopping block, too. Most Precious Blood School in Astoria is expected to close at the end of the school year due to what officials say is a drop in enrollment, and because the building and neighboring church are in need of expensive repairs.

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  17. Waterfront Crabhouse Closes After Decades in Long Island CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | DNAinfo.com

    Long Island City's Waterfront Crabhouse has closed its doors after decades in business following the death of its owner last month, according to a sign posted on the door of the eatery. The closing is with "deep regret and heavy hearts," according to the announcement, which said the restaurant was shuttering due to the passing of owner Tony Mazzarella , who died in January.

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  18. VIDEO: Suspect Slams 78-Year-Old Man to the Ground During Astoria RobberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | DNAinfo.com

    Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a 78-year-old man in Queens, tossing the victim to the ground in an attack that was partially caught on video. The victim was buying cigarettes from the window of a convenience store on 31st Street near Ditmars Boulevard Tuesday morning when a man grabbed him and threw him onto the sidewalk, according to the NYPD and the video.

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  19. MAP: Pedestrian Safety Plan Includes 72 'Priority Intersections' for QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | DNAInfo.com

    "And that's where we're going to be focusing a lot of efforts in the coming years," said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg Tuesday in Jamaica. he "priority corridors," which include Queens, Woodhaven and Junction boulevards, make up just 6 percent of that, city officials said.

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  20. How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | DNAinfo.com

    The lunar new year is off to a great start in Queens, with a parade, fireworks and weeks of family-friendly activities across the borough. This year is of the Ram, Goat or Sheep, depending on the translation, and it begins Feb. 19. The annual parade in Flushing is Feb. 21, and there are plenty of receptions and activities through March. 1 comment

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