Category Archives: Local News

Bayside electronics store not closing – just improving

Bayside residents recently took to social media to bemoan the loss of an electronic store on Bell Boulevard, saying it marked the end of an era filled with 45 RPM records and the British Invasion. But the store isn’t closing — it's just adding a modern repair shop.

Sunnyside BID encourages residents to ‘shop local’ for holidays

The Sunnyside Shines BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 with a kickoff event in Bliss Plaza, one of two new pedestrian plazas under the elevated No. 7 train, and with the release of Sunnyside’s first-ever Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide.

Renewed hope for cleaning up Flushing’s waters

Councilman Peter Koo and Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) met deep underground on Tuesday to tour the Flushing Bay Retention Facility, which serves as a storage area for raw sewage and is meant to keep the sewage from entering Flushing Creek, but can only hold so much.

108th Precinct names new commanding officer

Captain John F. Travaglia has been named the new commanding officer of the 108th Precinct, which covers Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth.

Thanksgiving food drive benefits veterans in Queens

Elected officials and veteran organizations are giving thanks this Thanksgiving by serving those who have served the country.