Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis and art department

Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Why doesn’t a statue of a famous Queens woman replace the sexist Civic Virtue in Kew Gardens?
THE COURIER/File photos

The former home of the controversial Civic Virtue statue in Kew Gardens, now in the midst of a long-awaited beautification project, will be rededicated to the women of Queens in the form of a plaque. But some wonder if the site might someday also feature a statue of a prominent woman in the history of […]

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Cured meat competition highlights Queens events this weekend and beyond

Cured meat competition and vintage record fair highlight a slate of Queens doings this weekend and beyond Good thing it’s Leap Year! There’s so much to do in Queens this weekend, the borough needs the extra day this month. Appease your inner epicurean at the Flushing Charcuterie Masters competition; whip those winter withdrawals at an […]

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WATCH: Documentary explores the history of mysterious New York State Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Matthew Silva

Long Island teacher Matthew Silva turned his lifelong obsession with the New York State Pavilion into his first full-length documentary. “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion” highlights the structure’s early beginnings from an ash dump run by the Brooklyn Ash Removal Company to the site of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. On March 19, the film will be […]

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