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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See the NY State Pavilion light up tonight after outdoor documentary screening
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The New York State Pavilion has gone through a transformation in the last few years, with a fresh coat of paint and a projected light show being the latest improvements. On Thursday at 8 p.m., the documentary “Modern Ruin,” which recounts the pavilion’s history, will screen next to the 52-year-old structure on the festival lawn before […]

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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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