Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Catalina Cruz and advocates for more women in office rallied in Diversity Plaza Sunday. Photo courtesy of Amplify Her.

Jackson Heights Event ‘Amplifies’ Voices of Women Running For Office

With just a few left before Thursday’s primary election, women candidates from Queens joined more than 100 supporters at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sunday to demonstrate their support for progressive women running for office.

The event was hosted by Amplify Her, an organization created to address women’s underrepresentation in the New York City’s elected offices.

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Tenants at the Regent Apartments in Elmhurst have not had gas since January. // Google Maps

Gasless Tenants Take Landlord to Queens Housing Court

On Friday, the Legal Aid Society announced that it had filed a lawsuit in Queens Housing Court on behalf of 45 tenants of Regent Apartments in Elmhurst who have gone without gas since January.

Legal Aid filed the action Regent Equities LLC, New York City Department of Buildings Department of Housing Preservation and Development to compel the restoration of gas for cooking in the apartment complex.

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The Children’s Library Discovery Center in Jamaica // Photo Courtesy of the Center for Active Design

Queens’ Stunning Public Spaces Earn National Praise

By David Brand Innovative design can inspire robust civic engagement and the examples are evident throughout Queens According to a groundbreaking

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Thai-Americans celebrate Songkram Day in Queens// Photo courtesy Songkram Day NYC Facebook

‘It’s Like a Miracle’ — The Wild Boars Captivated Queens’ Thai Community

By David Brand The heroic mission to save the Wild Boars captivated the entire world. And in Woodside, Elmhurst and elsewhere

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