Colorful canopy and reflective wading pool will debut at MoMA PS1 this June
Photos courtesy of Escobedo Solíz Studio

This summer, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City will be home to yet another cool art project: Escobedo Solíz Studio‘s “Weaving the Courtyard,” a textured canopy and wading pool. Lazbent Pavel Escobedo and Andres Solíz are the winners of the 2016 Young Architects Program, which offers “emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects” for a […]

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Glendale group is concerned over ‘vibration’ from proposed freight line changes
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BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI The Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) is not yet on board with recently presented plans regarding changes on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk branch through the area. The rails, which are currently being used by New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) to transport freight, were the focus of debate at the […]

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Sixth 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,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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28-story development in LIC gets a no from Community Board 2
Photos courtesy of SHoP Architects

A proposal to redevelop the former Paragon Paint Factory in Long Island City got a thumbs down from Community Board 2 during its monthly meeting in Sunnyside on Thursday. The project, a joint venture with Simon Baron Development and CRE Development, includes erecting a 28-story tower attached to the old paint factory, which is located at 5-49 46th Ave., […]

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Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
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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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