Rockaway Beach will serve as a stage for environmentally minded dance series
All photos courtesy of Beach Sessions

While hoping to be a positive environmental force in her neighborhood, one Rockaway-based curator decided to bring an extraordinary dance experience to the beach. Established in 2015 by a Rockaway resident Sasha Okshteyn, Beach Sessions is a dance series that uses the sandy Rockaway peninsula as the stage and the ocean as the backdrop. This […]

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Live like a king during the third annual Queens Day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Photos courtesy of the United States Tennis Association

Tennis anyone? How about music, exotic animals, science, and flowers, too? The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will host the third annual Queens Day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The gates will open at 10 a.m. for this free, daylong event, which will mix tennis clinics for all […]

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No DNA match and a huge reward offer: here’s today’s update on the Karina Vetrano murder case
Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS

As the investigation into the murder of Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano enters its second week, police are no closer to making an arrest. The New York Daily News reported that tests on DNA material found on evidence recovered from the crime scene have yet to match anyone in the state DNA databank. Tests are ongoing.   […]

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UPDATE: Reward is doubled as cops continue their hunt for the killer of Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano
Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS

BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Finding Karina Vetrano’s killer may take some time, but local law enforcement vowed that they wouldn’t rest until the perpetrator is brought to justice.   During Monday night’s meeting at St. Helen’s Church in Howard Beach about the case, NYPD officials assured the community that officers are working hard […]

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FBI joins the investigation into the vicious murder of Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano
Photo: Robert Stridiron/Inset via Instagram

With so many questions unanswered about the shocking murder of Karina Vetrano, federal agents are now helping the NYPD in their effort to find the Howard Beach woman’s killer. The FBI is now participating in the investigation, according to State Senator Joe Addabbo. He told QNS that federal law enforcement is involved largely because Vetrano’s body […]

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