Queens is home to the largest tree in a city park and some of the most diverse plant life
Photo courtesy of Natural Areas Conservancy

New York City is sometimes referred to as a “concrete jungle,” but a study by the Natural Areas Conservancy found that the five boroughs are much greener than many may think. The study found that Queens specifically has 7,482 acres of public parkland and 2,157 acres consist of forests, grasslands and wetlands. The borough is also home […]

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Big Apple Circus says it needs $2 million in two months, or the show won’t go on
Photo courtesy of Big Apple Circus

UPDATED June 6, 5:32 p.m. The Big Apple Circus, currently performing at Cunningham Park in Queens, finds itself in big financial trouble. The nonprofit circus announced on Friday it needs to raise $2 million over the next two months to keep the act afloat. It launched an emergency fundraising drive through Indiegogo where the public can […]

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Off-duty cop stabbed while walking dog in Cunningham Park
Photo via Google Maps

A woman has been arrested after stabbing an off-duty cop during an attempted robbery in Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows on Friday afternoon, according to authorities. The incident took place at around 2 p.m., police said. The female officer was approached by the suspect during a trip to the park to walk her dog. She was stabbed in […]

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Open casting call for film set in Whitestone in the ’80s
Photo courtesy of Cruise

A film on 1980s youth culture from the director behind “The Wrestler” is holding an open casting call for background roles. The production team is looking for anyone aged 18-24 to appear as an extra in “Cruise,” a movie set in Queens in the summer of 1987. The movie will star model Emily Ratajkowski and Disney […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall

Celebrate the Harvest Moon, learn about the outstanding women of Queens, sharpen your cycling skills and do more at these events around the borough. Saturday, Aug. 29 GrowNYC Greenmarket serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities. Free. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park. 32-01 […]

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