Deserving children in Flushing can eat free summer meals seven days a week
Photo courtesy of Hunger Free America

Children in Flushing, Queens have been receiving free meals every day, courtesy of the Summer Meals Program run by the United States Department of Agriculture. The New York City-Hunger Free America and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced on Friday that three locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx will be open seven days […]

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Queens Theatre screens ‘Julio of Jackson Heights,’ a documentary about a hate crime that sparked Queens LGBT movement
Photos courtesy of Richard Shpuntoff

It was the brutal hate crime against a gay man that spurred an unprecedented outpouring of love and prompted the Queens LGBT movement. Queens Theatre will present the documentary “Julio of Jackson Heights” on Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m. After the screening, some of the main character’s friends and others who were involved in […]

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MAJOR FUN ALERT: Dive into these top 10 outdoor pools in Queens this summer!
Image: Bay Benjamin

If you’re sick of sizzling in the summer sun, why resist taking a dip in a cool and cleanly pool? Skip out on the sand and dive head first into some of the best outdoor pools in Queens. Five Freebies The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers free outdoor pools that are set to open […]

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Overcrowded Middle Village school breaks ground on $31.5M expansion
Rendering courtesy Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's office

After years of complaints, a Middle Village school is finally getting a much-needed expansion. In 2009 P.S./I.S. 49, located at 63-60 80th St., received an expansion to grow the school into a kindergarten through eighth-grade facility. With the expansion came more students than the school could handle, so many parents from the neighborhood were forced […]

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New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K waitlist this week. The Gantry […]

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