Laurelton native finishes fifth in women’s 400-meter final during 2016 Summer Olympics
Photo courtesy of state Senator Leroy Comrie's office

Southeast Queens had its very own representative in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Phyllis Francis, a Laurelton native, participated in the women’s 400-meter final on Monday, Aug. 15, after placing first overall in the first round with a time of 50.58 seconds. In the semifinal round Francis placed first in […]

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Gold medals & drink specials! Watch the summer Olympics at these 10 bars in Queens
Photo courtesy of Olympia Sports Bar and Billiards.

If you’re an avid Olympics watcher like we are, adding a couple of drinks to the excitement won’t hurt. Grab a cold beer and cheer on your favorite athletes competing for the gold in gymnastics, track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball and other sports! You may not be in Brazil for the summer Olympic games, but here’s […]

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Queens homeowners have a new program to help them bounce back from the 2008 crisis
Photo courtesy of Gregory Rose

New Yorkers still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis now have a new program to help keep them in their homes. Elected officials met in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica Tuesday to announce that New York City homeowners will be the first to gain access to the nation’s first foreclosure buyback […]

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10 things to love about Queens Library
Photo: Pixabay/Photos Courtesy of Queens Library

Sure, you can come to the library to check out a book or movie, do some research, and jump on a computer. But Queens Library has plenty of other hidden secrets you might not know about. And the best part? All of our programs are free. 1. eBooks, audiobooks, music and digital magazines A few […]

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PHOTOS: Queens honors veterans at Memorial Day parades
College Point (Josef Pinlac)

American pride was on full display across Queens this past weekend, as communities commemorated Memorial Day with a number of parades and vigils that brought out big crowds of spectators. Sunny skies greeted parade-goers on Sunday in College Point, Forest Hills and Maspeth, where residents enjoyed marches featuring bands, service personnel, community groups, elected officials, […]

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