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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Suozzi makes ‘getting things done’ his mantra as he seeks to replace Steve Israel in Congress
QNS/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

There aren’t many political differences between Congressional candidate Tom Suozzi and his four rivals in the Democratic primary, so the former Nassau County executive highlights the one thing he believes separates him from the pack: his career of public service. “The one thing that I’m trying to distinguish myself on is that I have a proven […]

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Downtown Jamaica is getting free Wi-Fi this summer
Photo by 165th Street Mall/QNS art dept.

Are you tired of strolling through the streets of Jamaica, Queens, while running up your cellphone data? Kiss those overcharges goodbye, as Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the city plan to launch free Wi-Fi in the area this summer under the Jamaica Now plan. “We’re gonna get Wi-Fi on the streets by the end of [July] so in […]

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Elmhurst community board says no to Queens Blvd. bike lanes, de Blasio gives it a go-ahead anyway
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

Updated May 12, 2:05 p.m. In a heated debate about the future of Queens Boulevard, Community Board 4 (CB 4) voted to approve the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) safety plan for the corridor with one stipulation – no bike lanes. But on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying the DOT will go through with […]

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Why doesn’t a statue of a famous Queens woman replace the sexist Civic Virtue in Kew Gardens?
THE COURIER/File photos

The former home of the controversial Civic Virtue statue in Kew Gardens, now in the midst of a long-awaited beautification project, will be rededicated to the women of Queens in the form of a plaque. But some wonder if the site might someday also feature a statue of a prominent woman in the history of […]

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