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Some Ridgewood residents speak out against pop-up beach
     Life is going to be a real beach for some Ridgewood residents this summer. Several Ridgewood residents at Wednesday’s Community Board 5 meeting in Middle Village spoke out against the Rockaway Brewing Company’s pop-up urban beach beer garden, La Playa NYC, which is set to open on June 4 at 176 Woodward Ave. on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.
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Ridgewood tenants resolve rental beef
     They spoke out, and their voices were heard. The Ridgewood residents who rallied outside of their apartment building earlier this year claiming the new owners were abusing Section 8 regulations to force them out of their rent-regulated apartments have come to an agreement with the landlord and the NYC Department of Housing and Development (HPD).
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Glendale Kiwanis installs 2 members
     The Kiwanis Club of Glendale welcomed two new members during the organization’s weekly meeting on May 12 at Zum Stammtisch restaurant. Glendale Kiwanis President Richard Huber installed William Barbera and Giovanni Silvagni into the charitable community service group.
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Business owners look to make a ‘BID’ for Glendale
     With the great success of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District(BID) in Ridgewood, the store owners on the commercial shopping strip inGlendale want to see that success transfer down their way.
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Overcrowded Middle Village school breaks ground on $31.5M expansion
     After years of complaints, a Middle Village school is finally getting a much-needed expansion.
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Senate bill would mandate public notice on potential school sites
     Legislation that would require city agencies to properly notify residents about new school construction in their neighborhood passed the state Senate last week.
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Wyckoff Hospital opens up office in Bushwick
      Wyckoff Heights Medical Center’s new community-based medical office in Bushwick opened in grand style on May 14 with a ribbon-cutting and health screening event.
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104COP celebrates 40 years in the communities
     The 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP), formerly known as the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (GCOP), celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Sunday, May 15, at Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood.
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Ulrich considering a mayoral run in 2017
     Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on May 11 with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News.
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Ridgewood school features Queens’ first sensory gym
     Extreme Kids & Crew, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization, recently opened its first Queens sensory gym location at a Ridgewood elementary school.
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Gone, but not forgotten…
QUEENS DINERS OF THE PAST
     Perhaps the most redeeming quality about a diner is its convenience, which comes in many forms-- flexible hours of operation, a wide variety of dining options and, in some cases, free parking.
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CLINTON DINER HAS BEEN BRINGING THE BIG SCREEN TO MASPETH FOR DECADES
     No matter what you call it, this Maspeth diner is just as big a star as the actors and actresses that have been filmed inside it over the years.
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Georgia Diner in Elmhurst expands menu to cater to diverse community
     Georgia Diner, the Elmhurst institution that has been around since 1978, is serving up diner staples along with diverse additions.
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Forest Hills Stadium prepares for 2016 summer concert lineup
     Queens residents, as well as music lovers throughout the city, are gearing up for the 2016 Forest Hills Tennis Stadium concert series. Now in its second year, this season’s lineup is going to be more exciting than ever before The 14,000-seat horseshoe-shaped venue gives concertgoers a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline in the distance.
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Ozone Park youngster earns high marks
      Lianna Menegalli, a third-grader at P.S. 63 in Ozone Park, was recently presented with the Student of the Month award for her achievements.
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A history of Memorial Day in our neighborhood
     They call it the “unofficial start of summer,” but to anyone who has ever served in the Armed Forces or knows someone who has Memorial Day means much more than just fun in the sun.
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Happenings MAY 20 - May 25
     Friday, May 20 Entertainment - Taikoza, music group will be having a concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Taikoza has created a new sound by utilizing Taiko drums which are ancient Japanese drums. Admission is free.
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