Free paddling and kayaking from Hallets Cove in Queens is happening on Memorial Day

See the city from a completely different angle. Everybody is invited to go kayaking or canoeing for free on Memorial Day, May 30. Flotillas will be departing from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach into Hallets Cove in Astoria  from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to paddle near the East River and explore […]

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Massive block party to take over part of Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City this Saturday
Photo courtesy of LIC Springs! Facebook

A block party featuring live performances, food, art activities and more will take place on Long Island City’s Vernon Boulevard on Saturday. The third annual LIC Springs! will be hosted by the LIC Partnership and will shut down 50th Avenue through 46th Avenue to car traffic. From noon to 5 p.m., residents will be treated to performances […]

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Astoria residents question route and cost of proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector
QNS/Photo courtesy of Angela Matua

Astoria residents filled the Variety Boys & Girls Club on Monday to discuss the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, and many had differing opinions on where the car would run — and if it would be worth the effort. The packed room was split into eight groups where representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and […]

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Long Island City restaurant owners say lack of parking is hurting business
Photos courtesy of Gianna Cerbone-Tiola

Two chefs who own restaurants on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City claim that the insufficient amount of parking in the area is making it harder for customers and employees to dine and work. Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of popular Italian restaurant Mandicatis Rustica on Vernon Boulevard and 46th Road, said that she tries to offer valet parking […]

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MTA tells frustrated 7 train riders that improved communication, service is on the way
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

Queens 7 train riders packed the Sunnyside Community Services center on Tuesday night to express their frustration with ongoing delays and to hear from MTA President Veronique Hakim about completed and ongoing projects on the line. The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Access Queens, a transit advocacy group that started […]

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