Queens Lit Fest in Long Island City will feature local poets and musicians
Poto via LIC Landing/Wade Zimmerman

One former journalist is hoping to expose the Queens community to the borough’s best poets while giving aspiring artists a platform to showcase their work. Mike Geffner started the Queens Lit Fest last year, where more than 300 people came out to LIC Bar for a two-day poetry and prose reading series. This year, Geffner […]

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Huge NYPD bust results in 22 arrested for drug trafficking at Far Rockaway’s Redfern Houses
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Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown alongside Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced Wednesday that 22 alleged drug dealers will be charged with selling drugs in New York City Housing Authority’s Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway. Those in custody are charged with selling crack, powdered cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover police officers on more […]

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Make Music NY will bring free, live music to 12 Queens neighborhoods
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The biggest live music event in New York City is on the longest day of the year. On Tuesday, June 21, musicians of all ages and walks of life will perform in more than 400 public spaces — such as cemeteries, gardens, plazas, sidewalks, stoops, streets, etc. — throughout the five boroughs as part of Make […]

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Far Rockaway delivery worker gets robbed of pizza and cash
Photo courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD released a surveillance photo Tuesday asking for the public’s help in capturing a pizza pie bandit in Far Rockaway. On May 27, an 18-year-old man was delivering pizza at the RedFern Houses (the rear of 14-74 Beach Channel Dr.) when at approximately 4:50 p.m. a man approached him and grabbed the pizza and $50 out […]

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Queens summer staycation: Explore borough’s 5 best local getaways
Photo courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park

Are you looking for a peaceful and serene setting to spend your summer weekends? Don’t worry about your gas mileage; these top five getaways are right here in Queens! 1. Gantry Plaza State Park  (Long Island City) If you love to witness extravagant views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, illuminating the Empire State Building and more, Gantry Plaza […]

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