25 splendid things to do this week in Queens, from shadow puppets to a warehouse art party
Photo: courtesy of New York City Shadow Puppet Slam

Thursday, July 28 1. Embrace Asia during the 39th annual Asian International Film Festival, three nights of film and video work by artists of the Asian diaspora. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 6 p.m., FREE. 2. Take a trip without leaving home at Passport Thursdays. Tonight’s theme is Ecuador and includes the film […]

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Watch the sun align with Manhattan’s street grid from Hunters Point Park in Long Island City
Photo courtesy of Facebook/Rafael O. Gonzalez

The spectacular alignment of the sun with the city’s street grid will occur on July 12 and Queens residents will have a front seat view. The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and Atlas Obscura will host LICHenge, a walking tour from Greenpoint to Long Island City followed by a party to celebrate the event, which occurs twice […]

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Despite the high cost, study finds that Brooklyn Queens Connector plan is ‘reasonable’
Photo courtesy of Friends of Brooklyn Queens Connector

The proposed street car to connect the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront has been highly debated for the last few months, and on Monday, the city released a study outlining some specifics. Nonprofit group Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector commissioned a study in January to illustrate the viability of the plan, which would link 10 neighborhoods, starting at […]

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Western Queens is getting several miles of new bike lanes in 2016
Photo courtesy of DOT

The Department of Transportation released the new 2016 bike map on Tuesday and several new miles of bike lanes are scheduled for installation along several neighborhoods in western Queens. A new route along 31st Street in Astoria will connect the waterfront to Flushing Bay. The DOT presented the plan to Community Board 1 in March and if approved […]

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Nonprofit pushes for streetcar on the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront
Photos via Friends of Brooklyn Queens Connector

One group desires a streetcar on the waterfront of Brooklyn and Queens. According to the Daily News, Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, an organization whose members include transit experts and community and business leaders, recently commissioned a study to illustrate the viability of a fleet of streetcars to link 10 neighborhoods, starting at Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and […]

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