Five fun ways to beat the heat in Queens this weekend
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As the dog days of summer are official upon us, check out these five fun ways to cool off all around Queens! 1. Take a swim! The best way to beat the heat in the “World’s Borough” is to head for Astoria Park Pool, located at 19th Street and 23rd Drive, in Astoria. Astoria Park […]

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Facade of historic Childs Restaurant in Astoria will be preserved, current owner says
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Concerned Astoria residents who wanted to see the facade of a former Childs Restaurant preserved can now breathe easy. Morris Dweck, owner of Deals & Discounts, released renderings of the alterations his architect, Walter Martin, will make that ensure the terra cotta of a decades old building will not be destroyed. After residents saw scaffolding […]

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Ozone Park is getting new elementary school to help alleviate overcrowding
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A new elementary school, P.S. 335, is set to open in Centerville at the beginning of the 2017 academic year for students in Ozone Park. To be built at the corner of Albert Road and Raleigh Street, new school will hopefully help to alleviate the overcrowding in nearby schools by giving Ozone Park students a school for […]

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Dubai-based artist brings colorful abstract art to an Astoria underpass
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Tarsila Schubert never received any formal art training but her work has appeared all over the world. Now, her colorful murals are displayed on a wall near an underpass at 48th Street and 25th Avenue in collaboration with a local nonprofit. The organization called 501 (See) (Streets) was started by Queens resident Noah Sheroff. The […]

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One last week to nominate your favorite Queens business for Best of the Boro
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Hurry, there’s only one more week to nominate your favorite business in Queens! Our readers know Queens better than anyone, and the Best of the Boro competition is your chance to determine what businesses are the most outstanding in categories from arts and entertainment to health and wellness, restaurants, and even weddings! But nominations in more […]

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