LIC credit card crook goes on a diamond shopping spree, police say
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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but not when it compromises the identity of innocent people. Police from Long Island City reported that a 48-year-old male victim had his personal identity stolen on Tuesday, March 29 at around 6:30 p.m. A thief opened up a Zales store card and made multiple purchases. The first incident occurred […]

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Queens Council on the Arts will celebrate its 50th birthday with breathtaking views and good food
Photo via LIC Landing website

Get the party hats, balloons and bubbly ready! The Queens Council for the Arts (QCA) is gearing up for its 50th anniversary party, QCA’s Fab @ 50!, on Thursday, May 26. The QCA will celebrate the cultural diversity and ever-evolving arts scene in Queens. “Our mission is simple and straightforward: to foster and develop the arts in Queens, everywhere from Astoria […]

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Queens Council on the Arts 50th Anniversary Dance Party
Fab@50-5.20

2016 marks an important date for the arts in Queens. 50 years ago, creative visionaries much like you came together to found Queens Council on the Arts. On Thursday, May 26th Queens Council on the Arts takes on LIC Landing, the spectacular waterfront park, an event space set against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Manhattan […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Queens Sports Authority stores will close down after all as entire franchise folds
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Daniel Oines

The game’s over for the Sports Authority in Queens and the rest of the country. The bankrupt sporting goods retailer announced Thursday it would shutter all of its locations, including its store on Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale and on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. Earlier this month, employees at both Queens locations vehemently denied […]

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