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A seven-alarm fire that raged for nearly nine hours in Flushing Saturday was started by a hair iron that was left on, officials said. It left several storefronts scorched.“In terms of timing it couldn’t be worse,” Dian Yu, executive director …

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A new year means a new chance for the city to restore much-needed resources to Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park, according to Democratic District Leader Richard David, starting with vaccine priority.In conversation with the Chronicle, David…

Area civic leaders and business owners previewed the upcoming year as the city continues to deal with Covid in interviews over the last week, focusing mostly on business.“We long for our normal lives,” said Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Vil…

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All Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature need to do is continue to combat the Covid-19 pandemic; reopen businesses safely; move forward on green infrastructure, decisive marijuana legalization and sports wagering; and do so with a projected budget …

When thinking of Forest Hills, it’s easy to immediately have Austin Street, the main shopping strip, come to mind.“It seems like Metropolitan Avenue is the evil stepchild of Austin Street,” said Rachel Kellner, who owns Aigner Chocolates with…

As the Hamilton Beach rezoning winds its way through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, coastal resiliency continues to be the most impactful issue concerning the greater Howard Beach and Ozone Park area, according to the head of its comm…

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Smoke up — responsibly.Gov. Cuomo last Wednesday announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State.

Without hoopla or a ribbon cutting, IKEA — the high-design, popular furniture store chain — opened a long-promised new outlet on Queens Boulevard Monday morning.Officials kept the official opening date secret until the last moments, announcin…

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“We need to begin to act now.”Gov. Cuomo, in his State of the State address on Monday, said the state cannot afford to wait for its entire population to be inoculated against Covid-19 to begin reopening businesses.