Celebrate America’s independence early with a Revolution re-enactment in Kew Gardens

If the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” has piqued your interest in the American Revolution, then head out to Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens next month for a day of free events marking one of the war’s biggest battles. On Saturday, May 14, the cemetery will hold a living history program complete with a recreation of a Revolutionary […]

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Trio behind Queens Bookshop aims to raise money to open bookstore after last Barnes & Noble closed down
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The closure of Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills and Bayside sparked strong emotions among Queens residents who would no longer have a general purpose bookstore in the area. But three former employees are looking to open a bookstore that will fulfill every bibliophile’s needs. Vina Castillo, Natalie Noboa and Holly Nikodem all met and worked […]

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Try these 7 unique, only-in-Queens pizza slices
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New York City’s most diverse borough offers a wealth of different pizza styles, from old-school pizza parlors that hark back to the days of “Saturday Night Fever” and restaurants where Italian chefs insist on only using ingredients from back home to ethnic mashups and wood-fired creations. Here, in no particular order — I’d eat ’em […]

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Movie star Zoe Saldana trades in her Kew Gardens apartment for Hollywood digs
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This movie star is moving on from her Queens roots. Zoe Saldana, of “Avatar” and “Star Trek” fame, recently sold her two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op in Kew Gardens, the New York Post reports. The apartment is located in a 20-story building on Union Turnpike just off the Jackie Robinson Parkway. The 40-year old, doorman building is adjacent […]

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Three prosecutors save man from hanging himself in front of Queens Borough Hall
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Three Queens prosecutors came to the aid of a distressed person outside of the courtroom last Friday when they stepped in to save a man who was trying to hang himself outside of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Assistant District Attorneys Andrea M. Mauro, Jason S. Trager and Gabriel Mendoza were leaving the Kew Gardens building […]

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