Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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32 arrested on narcotics-related charges at Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend in Queens
All photos via Electric Daisy Carnival

Police confirmed that 32 attendees at this past weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) near Citi Field stadium were arrested on narcotics-related charges. NYPD reported 16 arrests made on Saturday and 16 on Sunday during a two-day electronic dance music event. Arrested festivalgoers were charged with criminal possession of controlled substance, presumably MDMA. Giant festival held on May […]

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Teen photographer captures iconic structures of Queens in a gorgeous aerial video
Photo: courtesy of Humza Deas

Humza Deas, a 19-year-old photographer from Brooklyn, wanted to pay homage to Queens, the borough where he grew up, by creating this stunning aerial video titled “Queens Rising.”   “I’ve grown to love this borough since it made me who I am today,” Humza told QNS. “I wanted to pay homage to it by creating […]

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Elmhurst community board says no to Queens Blvd. bike lanes, de Blasio gives it a go-ahead anyway
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

Updated May 12, 2:05 p.m. In a heated debate about the future of Queens Boulevard, Community Board 4 (CB 4) voted to approve the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) safety plan for the corridor with one stipulation – no bike lanes. But on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying the DOT will go through with […]

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Why doesn’t a statue of a famous Queens woman replace the sexist Civic Virtue in Kew Gardens?
THE COURIER/File photos

The former home of the controversial Civic Virtue statue in Kew Gardens, now in the midst of a long-awaited beautification project, will be rededicated to the women of Queens in the form of a plaque. But some wonder if the site might someday also feature a statue of a prominent woman in the history of […]

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