Jamaica Bodegas to Promote Fruit and Water Instead of Candy and Soda
Eighteen delis, groceries and restaurants in Jamaica and St. Albans are taking part in a new initiative to promote more nutritious options in the neighborhoods, which have very few healthy food stores and struggle with obesity and diabetes, organizers said.
Wall Street Journal
Welding the Subway Rails
For decades, subway rails bolted together on the Eighth Avenue line have carried express trains hurtling between Columbus Circle and Harlem.
8/16/14: Today's Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC : Rest Fest @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside , Troy. The annual two-day celebration of the music of the Local 518 kicks off tonight on two stages with music by Eastbound Jesus, the Parlor, Rival Galaxies, Titanics, Bear Grass, Hammer Hawk, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, the Firs, No Kill, Rebel Darling, Walking X-Ray and Pony in ... (more)
The Village Voice
The 10 Best Restaurants in Sunnyside and Woodside
Neither the 7 train thundering overhead nor the rising bourgie Brooklyn overflow into Sunnyside and Woodside have robbed these bordering neighborhoods of their charm.
New York Daily News
Queens leaders hope to bring some affordability back to Queens' 'gold coast'
Community Board 2 chair Joseph Conley is proposing a plan to create four small zones within the district where developers will be allowed to build denser and higher if they create below market housing.
Mystery pipe, missing paperwork puts stop to Borough Hall parking lot excavation project
The city Buildings Department has temporarily shut down an excavation project in the Borough Hall parking lot, after a mystery pipe was discovered under the pavement and the contractor couldn't immediately provide proper paperwork for the job to inspectors.
Eyes on the Street: A New Sidewalk and a Safer Crossing in Woodside
A simple fix from DOT has made it easier and safer for pedestrians to walk between Woodside and Jackson Heights.
Subways Cause Panic Attacks for Teen Who Was Aboard Derailed F Train: Suit
A Hunter College student who was aboard the F train that derailed in Queens in May plans to sue the MTA, claiming she has been too scared to take the subway since the incident.
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Want To See The World? Try A Library In Queens
The aggressive vibrato of the bandoneon hung in the air. While the tango singer spoke of romantic spats, hopeless drunkards and lonely whores, an elderly Argentine couple clasped hands.
New York Daily News
July 30: Times Square characters, Cuomo's commission and Joe Torre
Bayside: Regarding the annoying Times Square characters like Spider-Man and Hello Kitty: Here are two simple solutions that could curb and possibly even end the nuisance caused by all those characters in Times Square.
Fil-Ams stage 'People's SONA' in New York
Even before President Aquino delivered his State of the Nation Address before Congress, more than a dozen progressive Filipino organizations took to the streets in Woodside, New York, Sunday.
'Serial Pickpocket' Arrested for Stealing from Women With Strollers
An accused serial pickpocket from The Bronx targeted women with strollers all over Queens - even holding open a door for one woman before stealing from her, the DA's office said.