State-of-the-art pre-K center focusing on STEAM classes will open near Hall of Science in Corona
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Erwin Bernal

Future scientists, mathematicians, engineers and artists will get a head start in their studies when a new pre-K center opens in Corona in 2019. According to the Department of Education, the city agency will team up with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and the Department of Cultural Affairs to open a 250- to […]

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New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
Photo courtesy of Department of Education

One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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Queens women will receive more feminine hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons
Photo by Shutterstock/Roman Prishenko

Three bills that will boost feminine hygiene products for New York City public school students, shelter residents and inmates were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. The mayor signed the legislative package that intends to increase the feminine products available citywide. According to a council statement last month, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) […]

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PHOTOS: Queens’ LGBT community shows its pride at annual Jackson Heights Parade
Photos by Josef Pinlac

Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the fun during the 24th annual Queens Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 5, in Jackson Heights. Crowds turned out for the annual march dedicated to Queens’ LGBT community, which was led this year by grand marshals Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Outright Action International Executive Director Jessica Stern and the Queens […]

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Crystal Waters is headlining the 24th annual Queens Pride Parade on June 5
Photo courtesy of Facebook/Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters, a musician best known for her ’90s dance hits “Gypsy Woman” and “100% Pure Love,” will be headlining the Queens Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5, in Jackson Heights. Waters’ hit “100% Pure Love” debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was one of the longest charting songs in history […]

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