25 delightful things to do in Queens this week, from a Honey Festival to an LIC Block Party
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Thursday, Aug. 18 1. Take a trip without leaving home at Passport Thursdays. Tonight’s theme is Taiwan and includes the film “Go Grindriders!” and traditional music by the Yuhan Su Band. Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park), 7 p.m., FREE. 2. See some stellar cinema at the Queens World Film Festival encore screenings, tonight featuring “Modern Ruin: A […]

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Astoria T-shirt company hopes to give you a Queens history lesson on the go
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Enchanted by the intricate history of our borough, one Astoria company decided to make it into a T-shirt line. And so World’s Fair 1964 or Astoria Diving Club 1936 are back on T-shirts and canvas bags thanks to Unified Queens, a company launched this past July. When designing his first products, the founder Robert Duffy worked with a premise: […]

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Here are some riveting ideas for a re-imagined New York State Pavilion in Queens
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More than 250 people have submitted plans for a radically re-imagined New York State Pavilion, and you can now vote for your favorite proposals. In March, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, People for the Pavilion and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced the International Ideas Competition, a contest to encourage people to come up […]

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Startup aims to bring a World’s Fair back to the United States after 32 years
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Queens residents know firsthand the kind of magic a World’s Fair can bring to a neighborhood, and one startup is hoping to bring the innovation associated with a fair back to the United States. Michael Weiss of Worlds Fair USA is on a quest to bring a “huge international showcase of the future” to an American […]

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Astoria residents concerned over possible alterations to building of historic 1920’s restaurant
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Scaffolding has appeared on Deals & Discounts store – formerly a Rite Aid – in Astoria, and some residents are worried that owners may be removing the decades-old terra cotta on the historic building. Located at 36-11 Broadway, the building was the site of a Childs Restaurant, according to Bob Singleton, executive director of the Greater […]

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