If there is any cause that southern Queens can rally around, it is flooding.That is case in Howard and Hamilton Beach, where chronic flooding and drainage issues persist, most recently with winter storm Elliott that hit right before Christmas…

Eight cats were rescued by firefighters during a house fire in Queens Village last Wednesday morning, according to the FDNY.Unfortunately, two perished due to complications from the fire and some ran away from the three-story residence, locat…

The Bayside Historical Society will welcome area author and historian Sergey Kadinsky Feb. 1 as he discusses his book, “Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Borough…

The Department of Environmental Protection has been deploying a secretive device on streets around the city to ticket drivers with exceedingly loud exhaust sytems.The numbers cited so far are small, as the DEP has only one such device in its …

John Lennon, post-Beatles, had the Plastic Ono Band. The New York City Council, post its most recent meeting, is the Plastic: Oh, No Band.The Council voted 43-7 to ban food joints from including plastic utensils in deliveries unless requested…

Despite the cold, a group of approximately 30 bundled-up volunteers headed out to the waterfront at College Point’s MacNeil Park Monday for the Coastal Preservation Network’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project to remove tras…

The next generation of scientists received new materials for cultivating their interests last Friday.Councilmember Lynn Schulman (D-Forest Hills) in partnership with New York Sun Works, distributed 600 hydroponics kits at three schools in her…

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Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced Tuesday that her legislation that aims to combat chronic flooding in Queens was signed into law by President Biden.Under the measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is authorized to spend just…