City may put LIC’s Socrates Sculpture Park on the map
Photo courtesy of the Parks Department

Socrates Sculpture Park, a 30-year-old outdoor museum and park in Long Island City, may soon be considered official parkland and added to city maps. The park is owned by the city but maintained and operated by Socrates Sculpture Park through a licensing agreement. The city wants to officially map the parkland to secure it as open space and make sure that […]

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Sculptor and painter reflects on 15 years in Long Island City
Photo by Marcin Zurawicz

Artist Christopher Yockey has made Long Island City his home and the site where he creates his intricate sculptures and paintings. Raised in Detroit, Yockey has always been interested in art and was introduced to the sculptures of Mark di Suvero in high school. Di Suvero, an abstract expressionist sculpture who grew up in California, […]

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Noguchi Rocks
Photos by Bradley Hawks

BY BRADLEY HAWKS In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, the Noguchi Museum will feature the works of thirty artists.  From now through January 10th, guests can enjoy a groundbreaking exhibit that features nearly fifty works by a collection of some of the most renowned, visionary, and award-winning artists.  “One of the greatest things about the […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Photo by Genevieve Hanson

Check out an exhibit examining the impact of film in our lives, enjoy an evening of comedy all for a good cause, have fun getting rid of your old pumpkins and do more at these events around Queens. Saturday, Nov. 7 The Queens Library in Jamaica will host a talk with David Ebershoff, award-winning writer […]

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Take a guided tour of haunted waters in western Queens on Halloween
Photo courtesy of National Archives

It’s the worst maritime disaster in New York City history. On June 15, 1904, a fire broke out on the General Slocum steamboat as it passed through the East River’s Hell Gate section near the western Queens coastline. Mass hysteria ensued, and many of the 1,358 passengers had to jump into treacherous waters to avoid […]

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