Queens native Samantha Cobos came in second on ‘Project Runway: Junior’
Photo by Barbara Nitke, courtesy of A+E Networks

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI One of Queens’ own was featured on the Feb. 4 season finale of “Project Runway: Junior.” The show, a “Project Runway” spinoff, features 12 teen designers between the ages of 13 and 17 competing under the mentorship of fashion giant Tim Gunn. Designers compete in themed weekly challenges, where they are given only one day to come […]

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Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

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 […]

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BOGO: See silky smooth Tony Orlando at Resorts World in Queens this Sunday
Photos courtesy of Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando is one of the world’s most endearing — and enduring — showmen. He has a warm, energetic stage presence and an electrifying personality that match perfectly with his silky smooth voice and sing-along lyrics. Best of all, he’s taking his act to Queens with a special ticket discount. On Sunday, February 7, the […]

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 1 […]

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$2.5 billion for streetcar might be better used elsewhere: Transit expert
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BY JOSEPH B. RASKIN Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago.  This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan […]

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