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Happy Birthday, Douglaston Patch

We mark our first year in the community with a roundup of the 10 biggest stories.

Happy Veterans Day, Douglaston.

Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of Douglaston Patch, so we’re going to take a look back at 10 stories that have marked the site’s first year.

But first, we want to thank our readers for posting comments on our site, giving us a heads-up on stories, subscribing, becoming bloggers and providing feedback on our coverage.

During the past year, we’ve published more than 1,850 stories. As we covered those stories, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting Douglaston’s residents, elected officials, business owners, students and civic leaders.

We appreciate all the great news tips we've received and invite residents to continue sending them along. If there’s a story you’d like to see covered or should you want to ask questions and make suggestions, email Douglaston Patch’s editor at Nathan.Duke@patch.com or call 718-207-1460.

Thanks again! We look forward to serving your community for years to come.

And now, here are 10 of the biggest stories on Douglaston Patch since the site’s launch on Nov. 11, 2010.

1. In an Election Day upset, .

2. Community residents call for solutions to dangerous conditions along and .

3. Douglaston residents may not be dreaming of a white Christmas in 2011 following last year's massive late-December blizzard, during which two ambulance driving .

4. A Little Neck teenager is arrested in the . As of Nov. 11, the defendant has not been arraigned.

5. The city completed a years-in-the-making that is meant to halt flooding and filter overflow from Douglaston's sewers following rainstorms.

6. The neighborhood's Local Development Corporation retains a consulting firm for the .

7. Douglaston community leaders lure GrowNYC to the neighborhood's Long Island Rail Road station. In July, the community's makes its debut.

8. Queens residents scramble to prepare for the destructive path of . Some trees fall in northeast Queens, but damage ends up being minimal.

9. The city commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. talks with Patch about the 9/11 memorial he designed at Ground Zero.

10. announces it will open its long-awaited chain store at the Douglaston Shopping Plaza. Stop by the site next week for our coverage of the store's Nov. 16 debut.

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