Runners prepare to race ‘For the Love of Queens’ at Flushing Meadows
Photo courtesy of Queens Distance Runners

Show your love for the “World’s Borough” at Flushing Meadows Corona Park this February during the “For the Love of Queens” 5K. The Queens Distance Runners (QDR) set up the run, scheduled to take place the day before Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 13, to show their love and support of Queens and its runners. Runners […]

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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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Katz: Lack of local input dooms Flushing Meadows concerts (for now)
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

They should have asked Queens residents what they wanted. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz charged on Thursday that the city’s rejection of proposed for-profit music festivals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park stemmed from a failure of concert organizers to come to Queens communities, make their case and hear the residents’ input. Speaking to members of local media […]

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BP Katz secures $32 million for Queens parks
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced Tuesday that she allocated $32 million of her Fiscal Year 2016 discretionary capital funds for construction, renovations and upgrades across 37 public parks in Queens. Queens has a total of 7,273 acres of parkland within its border, covering more land mass than any other borough at over 10 percent. According to […]

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Bartlett Contemporaries celebrates their 50th anniversary with ‘A Weekend to Remember’
THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

From forming their band at Andrew Jackson High School in 1964, to being the first band to play at the New York State Pavilion during the World’s Fair that same year, to performing at Spike Lee’s wedding reception, brothers Carl Bartlett Sr. and Charles Bartlett Jr. have done it all in the music scene. This September, […]

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