6th annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
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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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Elmhurst activist killed in Jackson Heights car crash
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Robert Valdes-Clausell, an active presence in the Elmhurst community, died Sunday in a car crash, police said. He was 56. Valdes-Clausell served as the Newtown Civic Association treasurer and also frequently fought to preserve structures in the neighborhood, including the Elmhurst library. He was also an advocate for the restoration of an Elmhurst stop on the Long […]

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C-Town in Elmhurst closing; building on sale for more than $10M
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A building that hosts a C-Town supermarket and several residential units, located at 94-57 Corona Ave. in Elmhurst, is on the market for $10,250,000. The two-story, 17,966 square foot property contains 15,312 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and six residential units upstairs. Each of the residential units are rent stabilized and the property […]

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Man beaten, sexually assaulted in Jackson Heights hate crime
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A 23-year-old Jackson Heights man was followed down several blocks before he was beaten and sexually assaulted by three men, police said. The suspects hurled anti-gay slurs at the victim when he walked out of a restaurant on 81st Street and Roosevelt Avenue just after midnight on Monday. The assailants continued to verbally harass him until they reached 37th […]

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Live performances, music, dance and more at Queens Library!

COME CELEBRATE! Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of Nov. 15 and the Queens Library invites everyone to FREE gala programs on Saturday, November 21. Live performances, music, dance, arts & crafts, clowns, special guest appearance throughout The Borough all day… and it’s all FREE! But […]

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