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  1. 13 Subway Lines Slated for Disruptions This WeekendRead the original story

    Friday Sep 25 |

    Thirteen subway lines are scheduled for service disruptions this weekend as the MTA's tracks, stations and signal systems undergo maintenance. 1 Train: From 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, 1 trains are suspended between 14th Street and South Ferry in both directions.


  2. West Nile Virus Spraying Tonight in Brooklyn and Queens NeighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 21 |

    The city will spray neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens Monday night for West Nile virus as a 11th human case has been reported, officials said. In Brooklyn, spraying will be conducted in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, Department of Health officials posted on their website.


  3. Man Struck by 7 Train in Queens, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 |

    The man was leaning over the edge of the platform at the Woodside 7 train station at Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street when the arriving train struck him at about 8:28 a.m., the MTA said. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in serious but stable condition and his injuries do not appear to be life threatening, a spokesman for the FDNY said.


  4. MAP: Dozens of Queens Parks Will Get Share of $32M From Borough PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 |

    Borough President Melinda Katz has doled out $32 million in capital funds to renovate and build up the borough's "jewels" - its parks. The money will be spread across 37 greenspaces in Queens and is more than has been allocated in the last three fiscal years combined, an official said.


  5. Street Renamed After Civic Leader Who Helped Build Iconic Sunnyside ArchRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 |

    A neighborhood street recognizable for the iconic Sunnyside Arch that hangs over it has been renamed for the late civic leader who helped in getting it built. Sunnyside's 46th Street was christened "Luke Adams Way" on Saturday, honoring the late neighborhood resident and advocate who died in 2014 and was known as the "best promoter in Queens," officials said.


  6. Woodside Car Dealers Create Hazard by Parking on Sidewalks, Official SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 |

    A local lawmaker is looking to crack down on car dealerships along Northern Boulevard that park their cars on the sidewalk and force pedestrians to walk into the heavily-trafficked street to get by. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said he's received a number of complaints from residents about auto dealers on the boulevard in Woodside and Long Island City - an area that's home to many dealerships, including Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volkswagon - blocking sidewalks with their displayed cars.


  7. Meet C.J., the Cat Rescued From Bronx Train Tracks Who's Looking For a HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2015 |

    C.J. is a 15-month-old kitty who was found on train tracks in The Bronx before being brought to an animal shelter in Manhattan. She was rescued from the Animal Care and Control's euthanasia list by Linda's Feral Cat Assistance , a nonprofit based in Woodside and East Elmhurst that works with feral and stray cat populations in the neighborhoods.


  8. What You Need to Know About City's 'Standalone' Pre-K CentersRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 |

    The offer was for a pre-K center that was run by the DOE and housed inside P.S. 118, the Maurice Sendak Community School - but the center itself wasn't run by the school's principal. Fearnley knew and respected the principal of the school, but was in the dark about the name of the individual or individuals who would be running her son's program.


  9. Sunnyside Kids Clothing Boutique to Close as Sales Shift to LIC LocationRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2015 |

    Popular children's clothing boutique Tiny You will close its original Skillman Avenue location next month, as its owner plans to expand its second, larger location in Hunters Point. Jill Callan, a clothing designer and mother of two, opened the shop at 46-21 Skillman Ave. nearly five years ago, with the goal of selling unique kids' apparel that differed from what parents could find at traditional big-box stores.


  10. Vernon Boulevard's Bike Lanes to Get $500,000 in UpgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 |

    Cyclists on Vernon Boulevard will soon have a smoother ride, as the roadway's bike network is set to get $500,000 worth of improvements. A plan to upgrade the bike lanes along the boulevard earned the most votes from residents in City Council District 26 , where representative Jimmy Van Bramer introduced participatory budgeting this spring to let taxpayers choose how to spend $1 million in public funds.


  11. Thousands Raised in Local Fundraisers for Nepal Earthquake VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 |

    More than $24,000 was collected during a vigil in Diversity Plaza Sunday to help relief efforts in Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country on Saturday , as many other groups continue to raise funds to send back home. Dozens of candles have remained lit in the middle of the plaza since Saturday, as Nepalese immigrants gather there to share information and pray for their family and friends.


  12. 15 Subway Lines Slated for Service Changes This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 |

    Subway service will see more changes this weekend as the system undergoes capital construction work, according to the MTA. Customers who rely on the following lines are asked to allow for additional travel time: Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street bound 1 trains run express from 96th Street to 145th Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 27. For service to and from Rockaway Avenue, customers are advised to use shuttle buses to and from the Saratoga Avenue station at all times.


  13. Dozens of Zoned Students Waitlisted at P.S. 78 in Hunters PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 |

    P.S. 78, the only elementary school in the waterfront area, waitlisted 50 kids this year, according to Department of Education data. The students are among more than 1,200 citywide who were shut out of their zoned kindergarten seats this year.


  14. More than 1,200 Kindergarteners Shut Out of Their Zoned SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 |

    The number of schools with kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 25 percent this year - but the overall number of students stuck on those lists at their zoned schools remained nearly the same, according to Department of Education figures released Tuesday. There were 1,239 students placed on waitlists at 51 schools they were zoned for compared to 1,242 students placed on waitlists for 63 schools last year , DOE figures show.


  15. Service Changes Planned for 12 Subway Lines This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 |

    Service changes are set for 12 subway lines this weekend as the MTA continues its extensive work on rails and stations across the city. 6 Train : Until later this spring, 6s will skip Zerega Avenue and Buhre Avenue in The Bronx in both directions. 1 comment

  16. Celebrate Thai New Year with Traditional Ceremony and Food from Local SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 |

    Celebrate the Thai New Year at a festival this weekend with dancing, food and a traditional ceremony to wash away last year's sins. The Songkran Day festival will be held Sunday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at Elmhurst Hospital, and is sponsored by Councilman Danny Dromm and the Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram Temple in Elmhurst.


  17. Shelley's Irish Pub Closes After Nearly 70 Years in WoodsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 |

    Shelley's Bar poured its last pint Monday night after decades on Woodside Avenue, according to patrons and the bar's owners. The bar at 58-15 Woodside Ave .


  18. Help Find Mary Tyler, a Beagle That Went Missing Day After AdoptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 |

    After being rescued from a kill shelter and spending almost a year in foster care, the adorable beagle mix was adopted earlier this month and was just settling into her new permanent home in Woodside. But a day after joining her new family, the shy dog broke free from her leash during a walk on Queens Boulevard, leading her new owner and volunteers from the rescue group that cared for her on a desperate search through the neighborhood for the last three weeks.


  19. 13 Subway Lines Slated for Service Changes This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 |

    It was snowing on the first day of spring , but we can expect some sunny skies this weekend with temperatures back in the 50s. With 13 subway lines slated for service changes it may be a good time to take advantage of the strolling weather .


  20. Koslowitz Hopes to Help Turn Queens Blvd. Into 'Boulevard of Life' With $1MRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 |

    Forest Hills councilwoman Karen Koslowitz allocated $1 million for safety upgrades to Queens Boulevard , where more than 100 fatal accidents have taken place over a 10-year period. The notorious thoroughfare, dubbed the "Boulevard of Death," has been identified by the city as one of the most accident-prone streets in the borough, and has been targeted for safety upgrades under Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan.


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