Choose how to spend millions in city funds in western Queens starting this weekend
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Travis Grathwell

Residents who live across several neighborhoods in western Queens can decide which projects to implement with millions of dollars in city funds. Those who live in City Council District 26, which includes Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria and parts of Maspeth, have 19 projects to vote on. Projects include a special needs playground for P.S. 4, […]

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Watch this East Elmhurst native on the current season of ‘Top Chef’
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Chef Amar Santana, an East Elmhurst native and graduate of Long Island City High School, is showing off his cooking chops on season 13 of “Top Chef.” The show premiered on Dec. 2 and puts 17 chefs through a number of culinary challenges. Though Santana is not allowed to reveal much about his time on the […]

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Astoria teen gets presidential treatment before heading to college
Photos courtesy of Anthony Neciosup

For 17-year-old Anthony Neciosup, last week still seems surreal, as his dream to go to the White House and be in the same room as the president of the United States and the first lady became a reality. The Astoria resident was one of about 130 college-bound students from across the country to attend first lady Michelle […]

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Five Queens high school students treated to culinary scholarships
Photos courtesy of Jerry Ruotolo Photography

BY ANGELA MATUA Queens students were served culinary scholarships and internships from the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) to pursue careers in the restaurant industry. C-CAP, a national nonprofit that prepares at-risk high school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry, held its New York Awards Breakfast to award high […]

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LIC teens move on to robotics world championship
Photos courtesy of RoboTigers

One group of tigers from Long Island City has shown that they are fierce and on the way to the top. The robotics team at Queens Vocational and Technical High School called “RoboTigers” and their robot “Based-God Trap Love” became Regional Winners at last weekend’s NYC FIRST 15th Annual Robotics NYC Regional Competition & Expo at […]

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