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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You’ll be stunned by the million-dollar transformation of this once-empty lot next to a Ridgewood school
Photos courtesy of The Trust for Public Land and New York City

The once-barren asphalt lot at P.S. 75 in Ridgewood has been transformed into a state-of-the-art playground complete with a unique green infrastructure. The School Construction Authority (SCA) joined with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) — partnering with the Department of Education (DOE) — to bring this new schoolyard to life for the 500 pre-K to […]

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Impact Astoria: ‘Tis the season to be giving

BY GABRIELLE C. SHERB When beginning to write Impact Astoria in March 2015, I wanted to give back to the community that has been my home for close to a decade. Over these last several months I have gained so much more than anticipated. Thank you to the Queens Library (Steinway Branch), Councilman Costa Constantinides, CIANA, […]

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Cool off for free at these Queens outdoor pools
Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org

You don’t need a fancy club membership or the money to put in your own backyard swimming oasis to beat the heat this summer. Starting Saturday, June 27, the Parks Department is opening its free outdoor pools around the city, including at eight locations in Queens.  All locations are open from 11 a.m. to 7 […]

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Beat the heat at free outdoor pools in Queens this summer
Photo courtesy of nycgovparks.org

Instead of sitting in air conditioning, try cooling off in one of the borough’s free outdoor pools starting Friday, June 27. All locations are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with a break for cleaning between 3 and 4 p.m). The season ends September 1. Astoria Park 19th Street and 23rd Drive Olympic-sized Pool Fisher Pool 99th […]

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