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Historic Neir’s Tavern saved at the last minute

UPDATE: Neir’s Tavern was saved thanks to a last-minute handshake deal between Loy Gordon and the building owners, Henry and Ken Shi. Read more about the circumstances of their deal in this week’s Leader-Observer newspaper! Woodhaven, and New York City generally, was met with some tough news this morning. In an email sent to his … Continue reading

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Property tax exemption workshop tomorrow

New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will be hosting the first of a three part event series with Department of Finance to assist homeowners in reducing their property taxes and to aid tenants in applying for a rent freeze. The first event will be held at Battalion Pentecostal Church, from 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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“Punjab Way” and “Gurdwara Street” coming to Richmond Hill

Two thoroughfares in Richmond Hill are being co-named next year to pay homage to the neighborhood’s growing Sikh and Punjabi communities. Councilwoman Adrienne Adams announced last week that 101st Avenue between 111th Street and 123rd Street will be renamed “Punjab Way.” Punjab is the region in India where Sikhism originated. In addition, the two-block stretch … Continue reading

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AM Miller visits Richmond Hill and at PS 97 before the holidays

Assemblyman Miller and his granddaughter Julia celebrated the holiday season by stopping by the Richmond Hill Block Association to visit Santa Claus.  The One Stop Center and the Richmond Hill Block Association gives the opportunity every year for children in the neighborhood to meet Santa and let him know what’s on their Christmas wish list. … Continue reading

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Woodhaven building lands on Worst Landlords List

A Woodhaven building on 85th Street has been included in the public advocate’s annual list of worst landlords. 88-42 85th Street has the second most hazardous violations in Queens, with 332 HPD open violations on average per month. The four-unit building has not had any tax liens or evictions over the past few years, but … Continue reading

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South Ozone Park sewage claims clinic this Saturday

Do you need help filing a claim with the Comptroller’s Office regarding recent sewage damage to your home? This Saturday, Dec. 14, Senator Sanders joins Comptroller Scott Stringer to bring help directly to the community with a session that will help answer any question you might have. The event will take place from 12 – … Continue reading

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Public discussion on criminal justice reforms Dec. 9

On Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Queens Community Board 9 land use and public safety committees will hold a public forum on criminal justice and bail reforms that will be implemented in January. Queens Senior Executive Assistant District Attorney James Quinn and Councilman Robert Holden will host the discussion. Starting in January of … Continue reading

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Ozone Park tree lighting set for this Saturday

The Ozone Park Residents Block Association will celebrate its second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, thanks to cooperation from the Ozone Park Kiwanis, the Southwest Queens Rotary, the Living Word Church, Tibbs Construction, Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, and Assemblyman Mike Miller. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Assemblyman David Weprin sponsors holiday toy drive

Assemblyman Weprin is teaming up with the Irwin Altman Middle School 172 to sponsor a holiday toy drive. The drive is a tribute to the memory of Jason Mark. Weinstein, son of the Honorable Jeremy S. Weinstein, who served as an administrative judge for the Supreme Court of Queens County. They are asking for new … Continue reading

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Ulrich to host 2nd annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Councilman Eric Ulrich is hosting his second annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Villa Russo, located at 101-12 Lefferts Boulevard. The free event is held under this mantra: No one should be alone on Thanksgiving. The councilman started the tradition last Thanksgiving after hearing from several residents who … Continue reading

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