Local schools get boost in funding

School Grant Press Conference

Twenty-five public schools in northeast Queens will receive an infusion of funding, thanks to a new grant.

Assemblyman Ed Braunstein announced that each school in the 26th Assembly District, which goes from Whitestone to Bayside, will get $75,000 for new technology.

That means new computers, smart boards and security cameras.

Altogether, $1.875 million was directed to the district.

The new tech is much-needed, and will hopefully make an impact for local students.

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Bayside House of the Week 10/20/18

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The Bayside House of the Week is a beautifully renovated home that has been tastefully designed. The best part? There’s a water view!
The home is in a desirable location in Bayside. There are hardwood and stone floors. The spacious living room has a one of a kind wood-burning fireplace and there’s a gourmet kitchen. The two master bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.

The property is listed by Crifasi Real Estate for $2,390,000.

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South American Mashup at Flushing Town Hall

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Join Inkhay and Río Mira for a mash-up of South American musical traditions at Flushing Town Hall this Friday night.

Río Mira’s cultural identity is rooted in the Pacific Coast of Ecuador and Colombia, with the marimba playing a unifying role in the ensemble’s sound. Inkhay celebrates the Indigenous music of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, with the woodwind instruments of the Andes Mountains.

Come and dance! Prior to the concert at 8 p.m., there will be a dance lesson starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $16 or $10 for Members & Students. Tickets are FREE for all teens. Purchase tickets here.

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PHOTOS: QBG’s Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch

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On Sunday, thousands attended the Queens Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.

The afternoon was filled with activities, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, tours and more.

Visitors can still enjoy QGB’s Pumpkin Patch every weekend in October. For more information, visit their website here.

Check out this gallery of photos from the weekend’s event. Photo credit goes to Jess Brey!

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Whitestone House of the Week 10/13/18

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This brick two-family home is Whitestone’s House of the Week.

The first floor features a two-bedroom apartment and the second floor features a three-bedroom apartment. The generous lot size is 30×100 and includes a private driveway and garage.The home is located conveniently near the highway, shopping centers and public transportation. It’s a must see!

This property is listed by Carollo Real Estate for $1,388,000. It was reduced from the original price of $1,450,000.

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Frank Padavan passes away at age 83

Former State Senator Frank Padavan passed away yesterday.

He represented neighborhoods in northeast Queens, including Flushing, Whitestone, Bayside and Queens Village, from 1973 to 2010.

He was succeeded by State Senator Tony Avella, who had this to say about Padavan:

Other Republican elected officials weighed in on Padavan’s contributions over decades to Queens and New York City at large.

Padavan was 83 years old.

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