Star of Queens: Richard Hourahan, collections manager at the Queens Historical Society
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Background: Richard Hourahan was not enthusiastic about history in his youth, and had primarily been interested in business, math and physical science. He studied chemistry for a short time as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania before being drafted as a soldier into the Vietnam War. After he got back to the United States […]

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Subway service changes to affect 9 lines this weekend
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.   3 At all times until late September 2015 3 trains skip Rockaway Av and Van […]

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Queens Midtown Tunnel set for another tube closure this weekend
Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez

Updated Friday, June 12, 11:34 a.m. It could be another slow-moving weekend for drivers heading through the Queens Midtown Tunnel. The Queens-bound tube of the tunnel will be closed to traffic from 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, through 8 a.m. Sunday, June 14, according to the MTA. During the closures, one lane will be open […]

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Come play the piano on the LIC waterfront
Photo by Rob Basch

Visitors to the Long Island City waterfront this month will be able to bring some music to neighborhood. The community group Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and LIC Landing by COFFEED have come together with Sing for Hope to get a piano to Hunters Point South Park as part of the nonprofit’s public art installation which […]

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Astoria couple starts nonprofit to bring together international LGBTQ human rights activists
Photos by Hugo Fernandes

One Astoria-based nonprofit is looking to unite and provide support for LGBTQ human rights activists from around the world. Husband and husband duo Evan Davidoff and Hugo Fernandes founded the organization the Global Partnership for Emerging Leaders (GPEL) earlier this year with the goal of helping empower emerging leaders within the LGBTQ global community. The idea of […]

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