The long-awaited Queens Vietnam Veterans memorial is finally coming to Elmhurst Park
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

It took nearly a decade, but a memorial to Queens’ Vietnam War veterans will become a reality at last. During this morning’s Memorial Day observance at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, Borough President Melinda Katz announced that the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial project is fully funded and ready to move forward. The monument will be […]

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PHOTOS: This is how you can charge your phone on the new ‘Millennial-friendly’ MTA buses in Queens
All photos: QNS/Brianna Ellis

If MTA cannot do anything about the bus delays, they hope that at least passengers will spend their trips more effectively thanks to the free Wi-Fi and charging ports. Last Tuesday, MTA rolled out the first batch of the new bus fleet that features Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. 75 buses will serve Richmond Hill, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield […]

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Enjoy the sunshine at the 10 best outdoor bars in Queens
Photo: Dylan Johnson at Riis Park Beach Bazaar

From sun-drenched bars perched along the East River waterfront or Rockaway beaches, to sprawling backyard beer gardens and sky-high rooftop lounges, Queens doesn’t skimp on its standout selection of outdoor bars offering fun in the sun (or under the stars), where the views, booze and breeze are sure to please. Here are our 10 picks […]

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Central Queens community board elects a new chairperson
QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis

After 25 years of service to the Queens Community Board 8, former chairman Alvin Warshaviak passed on the torch to new chairwoman Martha Taylor, as board members voted in favor of her position. The board elected her along with the remaining slate of executive officers at Wednesday night’s meeting at the Hillcrest Jewish Center on Union Turnpike. […]

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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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