A report released Friday by real estate brokerage firm MNS shows that rents across the borough increased by 1.43 percent in the last month, with the largest monthly jump in Jackson Heights. The firm analyzed data from seven Queens neighborhoods including Long Island City, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Rego Park and Flushing. Last December, the average […]
After residents, elected officials and even Mayor Bill de Blasio were disappointed by the cleanup response to Winter Storm Jonas in Jackson Heights and Corona, local politicians are holding two town hall meetings to exchange ideas for a better response plan. Queens residents took to social media to voice their anger at the unplowed streets in the […]
This coming Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating love done the Queens way. We selected six couples across the borough who have successful relationships and successful careers; they’re the movers and shakers in their respective fields.
This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]
A Jackson Heights resident made headlines Tuesday with his latest street vigilante initiative aimed at inconsiderate drivers. Activist and food blogger Jeff Orlick, who also calls himself the Queens Qustodian, decided to publicly call out drivers who park in handicapped spaces, next to fire hydrants or on bike lanes – in other words, who “park like a**holes.” Orlick is has […]