A row of lovely all-brick attached homes was erected on 69th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue in 1931, with second-story apartments to produce income for the homeowners.
They were almost lost when the Brooklyn Queens Expressway came through the area, as planner Robert Moses & Co. seriously considered taking them under eminent domain and knocking them down. But after some community wrangling the block was spared.
Yoga is growing in popularity but classes can be expensive.
Fortunately, groups including the Queens Library and Parks Department provide plenty of options for you to get your downward dog on this summer for free.
The city Department of Transportation’s plans to build dedicated bus lanes along Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards — and perhaps bring select bus service along the route in the future — was met with some concern and even hard-line opposition last week.
Some residents from Woodhaven and other communities who attended a forum on the plan at PS 306 last Wednesday were not so keen on the proposal.
Dozens of area residents discarded old computers, cell phones, printers and other unused electronic items at a recent “E-recycling spring cleaning day” in Woodside.
The event was hosted by state Assemblywoman Marge Markey and Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democratic Party chairman, both seen here with some of the equipment that was brought in. They are joined by Bill McClean, president of the Boulevard Gardens co-op association, and workers with Green Recycling Management.
After hearing the impassioned testimonies of rent-stabilized tenants and small building owners in all five boroughs, the Rent Guidelines Board voted this week for its lowest rent hike ever, a 1 percent increase for one-year leases and 2.75 percent for two-year leases.
The adjustment will impact renewal leases for apartments, lofts, hotels and other housing units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law and the Tenant Protection Act.
The battle to maintain manufacturing and industrial space has raged on for years on the hyperlocal level in many Queens neighborhoods and areas citywide.
Now, the City Council is requesting Mayor de Blasio to take significant action to ensure the survival of the city’s 21 industrial business zones.
This is the last in a series of 10 stories commemorating the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows. This time we let our readers tell their remembrances.
“I must have gone every week. We lived so close. My favorite was and still is ‘It’s a Small World.’ I used to sing the song all the time to tease my niece and nephew because I can’t carry a tune.” — Jeanette Foletar, Middle Village.
The Queens Library will be serving free meals to young people this summer at 22 branches across the borough. Described as “healthy, tasty bagged lunches,” they will be provided by the city Department of Education as part of its Summer Meals program.
The lunches will be available on weekdays only. They will be delivered to each library somewhere around 12:30 or 1 p.m. and will be available until they run out.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy aren’t the only Queens baseball players enjoying solid seasons on the diamond; some youth ballers are having career years of their own.
Led by pitchers Christian Nunez, left, and George Psahos, the New York Angels, an Astoria-based youth travel baseball team, won their Sunday games 13-3 and 13-8 to sweep a doubleheader in Brooklyn.
The MTA has planned multiple alternatives to cover for reduced or nonexistent No. 7 line service on many weekends this summer and fall, but no one expects things to be easy.
“We know how important the 7 line is,” said MTA NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco at a press conference Friday in Flushing.
Elected officials, community leaders and residents gathered on the corner of 61st Street and Woodside Avenue on Saturday to honor the late Councilman Walter McCaffrey.
To celebrate his time in and out of office, the Woodside community held a ceremony to unveil “Walter McCaffrey Place.”
Work on the Thomas P. Noonan Playground — named after a Sunnyside Vietnam War veteran — has finally begun.
“Noonan Playground is an important community hub for our seniors, families and local children,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) said at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. “This inclusive project is a wonderful example of what we can accomplish when we work together as a community to incorporate the needs of our local residents.”
Veteran state Sen. Toby Stavisky, (D-Flushing), who has represented the 16th District for 14 years, will be challenged in the fall Democratic primary by at least one opponent, SJ Jung.
Jung announced Tuesday he is running as a reformer “who refuses to accept politics as usual.” Also considering throwing his hat in the ring is attorney John Messer, who ran against Stavisky in 2010 and 2012. He told the Chronicle he is seriously considering a run this year and will announce his decision soon.
Stone and rock cutting is largely a lost art in America today. In Italy it is a respected trade that has consisted of hard work with one’s hands, passed down over the centuries from one generation to the next.
Stone cutter Pasquale Fasolino, born in Gaeta, Italy in 1886, arrived in the United States in 1905 aboard the SS Citta di Napoli, which made trips from Naples to the United States. Formerly the SS Republic, the ship had been reconfigured to carry 1,424 steerage passengers, for immigration.
What, the city’s many iconic bridges aren’t picturesque enough for some people?
Two Queens men were arrested in the pre-dawn hours of last Friday morning after they tried to scale the Tappan Zee Bridge in order to take pictures of the nighttime traffic moving across the structure.
The owner of six Papa John’s restaurants in Queens has agreed to pay fines and restitution of nearly $500,000 to settle claims that he and his businesses underreported state sales taxes between 2005 and 2010.
In a statement issued with state Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Thomas Mattox, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown on Friday said Syed Mehboob, 45, of Syosset, LI, pleaded guilty on April 29 to a misdemeanor and received a conditional discharge.