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Summer fun on a budget: Free activities to explore in Queens

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May. 29, 2024 By QNS News Team As summer heats up, Queens offers a plethora of free events and activities, ensuring residents and visitors alike can enjoy the season without stretching their wallets. From outdoor concerts to art exhibitions, here’s a guide to enjoying Queens this summer at no cost. Outdoor Concerts and Performances This…
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Queens political palate: Discover where your local leaders love to dine

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The NYC Hospitality Alliance, a nonprofit that represents restaurants, released a first of its kind report this week with insights into where the city’s elected officials dine.  The “District Dining Guide” highlights the go to restaurants, and favorite dish to order, of elected officials from the mayor to the city council. Since the Alliance’s founding in 2012, they’ve worked to bridge the gap between the government, press and the 20,000 eating and drinking establishments across the five boroughs.  “Our City offers the best restaurants and flavors in the world, and we’re thrilled to release…
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New York legislators and transparency advocates call for stronger Freedom of Information Laws

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Mar. 14, 2024 By Athena Dawson and Czarinna Andres New York State Senators John Liu and Brad Hoylman-Sigal, along with State Assembly Member Steven Raga, joined forces with a broad coalition of journalists, civic organizations, and transparency advocates in Albany on Tuesday to call for crucial enhancements to New York’s Freedom of Information Laws (FOIL). Liu, represents Northeast Queens while Hoylman-Sigal, covers much of the west side of Manhattan. Raga represents several neighborhoods in Queens which include Woodside, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Jackson Heights, Astoria, and Middle Village. The legislators, in collaboration with the New York Coalition for Open Government and several…
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Korean restaurant chain Bonchon opens new location at Queens Center Mall

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Feb. 21, 2024 By Rachel Butler Bonchon, the globally celebrated Korean restaurant chain, has announce the grand opening of their newest venue inside the Queens Center Mall, located at 90-15 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst. This grand opening is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21st. Owned and operated by local Queens franchisees, Kelly Moughal and Muhammad Saleem, this…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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