Queens Council on the Arts will celebrate its 50th birthday with breathtaking views and good food
Photo via LIC Landing website

Get the party hats, balloons and bubbly ready! The Queens Council for the Arts (QCA) is gearing up for its 50th anniversary party, QCA’s Fab @ 50!, on Thursday, May 26. The QCA will celebrate the cultural diversity and ever-evolving arts scene in Queens. “Our mission is simple and straightforward: to foster and develop the arts in Queens, everywhere from Astoria […]

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Man grabs a woman’s groin at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Jackson Heights
Inset photo courtesy of NYPD/Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Police are looking for a man who forcibly touched a woman at a Jackson Heights store last week. On May 17, at approximately 4:27 a.m., the suspect entered a Dunkin’ Donuts store at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street and approached the 46-year-old victim. He proceeded to grab her groin area over her pants […]

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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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PHOTOS: Jackson Heights celebrated Buddha’s birthday this past Sunday
Photos: QNS/Anuz Thapa

Around 500 people gathered on Sunday at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to mark the 2,560th birthday of Lord Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Dressed in their ethnic costumes, people of Nepalese and Tibetan origin were specially seen at the event. Dozens of Lama Gurus (Buddhist priests) cited a special prayer in the celebration. Ani […]

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A fire in Jackson Heights injured seven people, two critically

Several people suffered minor and critical injuries after a fire blazed through a three-story home in Jackson Heights on Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to a fire that may have started on the first floor of an attached apartment building, located at 69-12 31st Ave., around 6:40 a.m. Nearly 60 firefighters and 12 fire units responded and FDNY […]

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