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  • New project at Descanso Gardens goes green

    New project at Descanso Gardens goes green
    Nature will be calling people into Descanso Gardens louder than before when spring arrives. For the first time since 1994, when the rose gardens were installed, the botanical showcase is undergoing major construction. The private groundbreaking ceremony...
  • Happy Hump Day Everyone!

    Happy Hump Day Everyone!
    Happy Hump Day everyone! I hope you all read my release about my "coming soon" blog here on wpix.com! Eventually you will be able to leave your comments and questions. Until then, you can find me here and I will link this all to my Facebook page as well....
  • Eating Right Even During a Recession

    Eating Right Even During a Recession
    It's no secret, for years now obesity has been a big problem plaguing Americans, especially children. Growing food prices, lost jobs, and reduced work hours (perhaps all affected by the recession) certainly don't help the problem. According to a recent...
  • Politicians To Ask City To Keep Fire Houses Open In Wake Of Queens Fire

    Politicians To Ask City To Keep Fire Houses Open In Wake Of Queens Fire
    In the aftermath of a fierce four-alarm fire in Queens that destroyed 13 businesses and temporarily displaced over 100 residents Saturday, local politicians are calling for the city to halt its closures of fire houses. Councilman Daniel Dromm,...
  • Hot Spots Flair Up After 4-Alarm Fire Destroys Queens Businesses

    Hot Spots Flair Up After 4-Alarm Fire Destroys Queens Businesses
    Firefighters were called back to a commercial strip in Queens that caught fire Saturday after hot spots continued to spring up overnight. 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights was still blocked off to traffic Sunday, as the row of commercial buildings was...
  • 4-Alarm Fire Destroys Businesses In Queens

    4-Alarm Fire Destroys Businesses In Queens
    Firefighters battled a commercial blaze in Queens Saturday, destroying an entire row of businesses. Flames broke out just before 10 a.m. on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. More than 180 firefighters reported to the scene. Thick smoke could be seen as...
  • Car Service Driver Shot In Long Island City

    Car Service Driver Shot In Long Island City
    Police are searching for two men who allegedly shot and killed a car service driver in Queens Friday night. Officers responded to a call of a man shot, slumped over the wheel of his car on 11th street in Long Island City around 11:30 p.m. Friday....
  • All-Immigrant Queens High School Places 6th On Nation's Top HS List

    All-Immigrant Queens High School Places 6th On Nation's Top HS List
    An all-immigrant Queens high school, which only accepts students who have arrived in the county in the past year, has managed to crack the top 10 of the U.S. News & World Report's list of the nation's best 100 high schools. Newcomers High School, which...
  • Early Three-Alarm Building Fire In Queens

    Early Three-Alarm Building Fire In Queens
    An early morning three-alarm fire broke out in Queens Tuesday morning. At 6am, firefighters arrived at a two-story brick commercial building at 50-10 27 Street in Long Island City. Fire officials declared the blaze three-alarms by 6:23am. Billowing...
  • Busy Brooklyn Bus Route May Be Bisected

    Busy Brooklyn Bus Route May Be Bisected
    Bus riders traveling through Brooklyn may have an easier commute in January 2010. The 10-mile B61 bus route will be split into two bus lines in an effort to reduce passenger wait times and provide consistent service. The B61 currently runs from Long...
  • Tribune investigation prompts stores to pull food items

    Tribune investigation prompts stores to pull food items
    Chicago-area supermarkets, gourmet shops and bakeries routinely sell mislabeled products that pose a danger to those with food allergies, according to Tribune testing and a comprehensive check of grocery aisles. When informed of the findings, more than a...