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On Juneteenth, the June 19 commemoration of the last freeing of the slaves in the U.S. in 1865, King Manor in Jamaica had a Small Biz Bazaar that promoted vendors from historically underrepresented communities.

“It was a nice variety of vendors and I got to visit with several of them,” said Stephen James, who tried the Jamaican food at the bazaar. “I think this is inspirational and very aspirational in that it is the very first official Juneteenth celebration on the national holiday.”

24th Annual Celebration of Queens 2021: BACK TO BUSINESS
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What is New York City without its pizza?Luckily — even through the pandemic — we don’t know. And shop owners are continuing the fight to keep it that way.

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Thirteen years after it was approved, city officials ceremoniously broke ground on the Willets Point development project.The June 16 celebration marked the start of environmental cleanup for the first phase of development.

24th Annual Celebration of Queens 2021: BACK TO BUSINESS
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Bookstores were made for browsing; but even when a pandemic made that impossible, ingenuity and technology kept readers occupied, and bookstores in business.Kew & Willow Books, on Lefferts Boulevard in Kew Gardens, last week already had b…

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It would take a lot to keep John LaSpina and his family from the bowling industry — not that Covid-19 didn’t try.LaSpina, whose family operates multiple alleys, including JIB Lanes on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, spoke last week about an ar…

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When New York City shut down last year, many business owners decided to hunker down and weather the storm. But the storm raged for much longer than anticipated, and thousands of homegrown storefronts shut down for good.Despite suffering an as…

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The City Council has passed a pair of measures aimed at reducing or eliminating fines that small business now pay for some low-level infractions.Intro. 2333 adds amendments to the city code that would offer relief from numerous existing minor…

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Gov. Cuomo announced on Tuesday, that most Covid-19 restrictions are lifted in the Empire State effectively immediately because at least 70 percent of adult New Yorkers have completed their first vaccine series, but for some it will feel like…

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Sunday’s annual Forest Hills Festival brought out crowds on Austin Street like no one has seen in the neighborhood in more than a year.Top row left, Emily DeBlasi, left, Tom and Kelly Capobianco, Kevin Etherson, Andrew Pearl and Hobbes enjoy …