Duo steals 23 pairs of sunglasses from Banana Republic in Elmhurst
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Matt Phillips/Inset photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are asking for help to identify a man and woman who stole 23 pairs of sunglasses from a Banana Republic store at the Queens Center mall last October. On Oct. 19, 2015, police said, the suspects entered the store located at 90-15 Queens Blvd. at about 5:43 p.m. They removed the sunglasses valued at $2,254, […]

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The long and winding route: Panel examines why Q58 bus is so slow
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The Q58 bus line between Ridgewood and Flushing — named the slowest bus in Queens for six straight years — gets a bad rap, according to the Community Board 5 Transportation and Public Transit Committees. At a joint meeting Tuesday night, the committees pointed to the long and winding route of the Q58, and the major thoroughfares […]

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Chain stores see slower growth in Queens this year: report
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Mike Mozart

Chain stores continue to expand their reach across the “World’s Borough,” but at a slower rate than in previous years. The number of chain stores in Queens increased by 0.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, a much slower rate of growth than last year, according to a study released by the Center for an Urban Future […]

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Where to see Santa in Queens this season

’Tis the season for giving, lighted trees, boughs of holly and mistletoe. But no Christmas would be complete without the jolly old gent in the suit of red. Fortunately, Santa always takes time from his busy schedule to visit Queens during the holidays. Here’s where you can get your “ho, ho, ho” fix this season: […]

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‘Star Wars’-themed road race in Forest Park on Sunday
Photo courtesy of Queens Distance Runners

Consider it the prequel to the sequel. A few days before the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premieres in cinemas across the world, Queens Distance Runners will present “The Course Awakens,” a 5-mile race through Forest Park on Sunday, Dec. 6. To honor the seventh installment of the epic space opera film series, the […]

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