6th annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF said. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 1 […]

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Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for a streetcar along the East River from Sunset Park to Astoria garnered many opinions from community leaders in the “World’s Borough” from high praise to great concern. QNS reached out to community leaders in Astoria, Long Island City and surrounding areas to ask them to weigh in on this proposal: “The streetcar plan […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Reservoir Dogs

Attend a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” learn how to properly prepare a cover letter, take part in an Afrikan dance workshop, attend a yoga class, and do more at these events around Queens! Saturday, Feb. 6 Is running your passion? Head over to Astoria Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and run like […]

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Astoria Park bathroom sewage has been leaking into East River since 1930s
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Bill

Parents were dismayed earlier this month when they realized that the bathrooms in Astoria Park’s Charybdis Playground would be closed for a second summer due to plumbing problems. City workers discovered last spring that sewage from the playground and Astoria pool bathrooms had been seeping into the East River since the 1930’s, according to Queens Parks Commissioner […]

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