MAJOR FUN ALERT: Dive into these top 10 outdoor pools in Queens this summer!
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If you’re sick of sizzling in the summer sun, why resist taking a dip in a cool and cleanly pool? Skip out on the sand and dive head first into some of the best outdoor pools in Queens. Five Freebies The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers free outdoor pools that are set to open […]

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Free paddling and kayaking from Hallets Cove in Queens is happening on Memorial Day

See the city from a completely different angle. Everybody is invited to go kayaking or canoeing for free on Memorial Day, May 30. Flotillas will be departing from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach into Hallets Cove in Astoria  from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to paddle near the East River and explore […]

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You can now take this tour of Astoria’s haunted past and meet a couple of ghosts (probably)
Photo courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

Astoria may be known for its diverse community and quaint neighborhood feel, but it also has a grim and ghostly past, according to tour guide Marie Carter. Carter works for Boroughs of the Dead, a ghost tour company founded by author Andrea Janes. A writer herself, Carter attended a tour in Brooklyn Heights and, after […]

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Ridgewood and Long Island City saw biggest rent increases last month, study says
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Prices for a studio in Ridgewood or two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City have jumped since March, according to a study by real estate firm MNS. The report found that studios in Ridgewood jumped 8.03 percent from $1,713 in March 2016 to $1,850 in April 2016. Meanwhile, two-bedroom apartments in Long Island City rose by 9.91 percent, from $3,697 in March 2016 […]

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Queens Council on the Arts will celebrate its 50th birthday with breathtaking views and good food
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Get the party hats, balloons and bubbly ready! The Queens Council for the Arts (QCA) is gearing up for its 50th anniversary party, QCA’s Fab @ 50!, on Thursday, May 26. The QCA will celebrate the cultural diversity and ever-evolving arts scene in Queens. “Our mission is simple and straightforward: to foster and develop the arts in Queens, everywhere from Astoria […]

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