Teachers getting ready for school can pick up free supplies at this Long Island City warehouse
Photo courtesy of MFTA

School is almost in session and one organization is encouraging teachers to go back-to-school shopping for supplies for free. Materials for the Arts (MFTA), which is operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Department of Sanitation and Department of Education (DOE), provides free materials to teachers — from binders to paper […]

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Facade of historic Childs Restaurant in Astoria will be preserved, current owner says
Photo via Morris Dweck

Concerned Astoria residents who wanted to see the facade of a former Childs Restaurant preserved can now breathe easy. Morris Dweck, owner of Deals & Discounts, released renderings of the alterations his architect, Walter Martin, will make that ensure the terra cotta of a decades-old building will not be destroyed. After residents saw scaffolding at […]

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25 splendid things to do this week in Queens, from shadow puppets to a warehouse art party
Photo: courtesy of New York City Shadow Puppet Slam

Thursday, July 28 1. Embrace Asia during the 39th annual Asian International Film Festival, three nights of film and video work by artists of the Asian diaspora. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 6 p.m., FREE. 2. Take a trip without leaving home at Passport Thursdays. Tonight’s theme is Ecuador and includes the film […]

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Whitestone creepy teacher, subway stations and trains are getting new designs, and 8 other Queens stories
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Dear readers, it has been a long week and we are sad to report that school may not be as safe as it seems. One dirty teacher who worked at a public high school in the Bronx tried to have sex with minors. On the brighter side, you can enjoy a sneak peek of the new […]

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Two big bank executives from Great Britain were arrested in Queens for illegal trading
QNS/File photo

A big bank executive was arrested on the JFK airport in Queens this week. The head of global foreign exchange (FX) cash trading at HSBC Mark Johnson, 50, who is a citizen of Great Britain, was arrested at JFK International Airport on Tuesday, July 19, for conspiring to defraud a client. Along with him, another Great Britain citizen, Stuart Scott, […]

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