Silent Disco dance party will light up the Long Island City waterfront on Friday
Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office

For the third year in a row, Long Island City will be able to jam silently to new and old songs at Hunters Point South Park. Lincoln Center is bringing back the Silent Disco dance party, which is free, on Aug. 26.   DJs will broadcast disco, salsa and current dance hits to each individual’s headphones, which are lit […]

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Flushing Bank branch and a big lot on Northern Boulevard sold for big bucks
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The site of a bank and its parking lot in Flushing has been sold for a whopping $36 million, and it could make way for redevelopment. Located at 144-51 Northern Blvd., the site includes two lots totaling 36,889 square feet. The location currently houses a branch of Flushing Bank, a second-story office space, and a private lot. […]

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Expect a lot more Dairy Queen in Queens as the franchise plans a massive expansion in NY
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A whole lot of soft serve ice cream and other signature treats from Dairy Queen are coming to Queens as the chain plans a massive expansion in New York state. Within the next decade, Dairy Queen plans to open no less than 100 locations in the “Empire State” with a focus on New York City and its boroughs. […]

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Here’s your summer frozen treats bucket list for Astoria and Long Island City
Photos: Bridget Kenny/QNS

Any time of year is a good time for ice cream, but in summer, it just feels more right. Eating a frozen treat in autumn simply can’t compare to scooping some gelato out of a paper cup on a breezy summer afternoon. As we wind down these final summer weekends, we realized we were running […]

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Bayside’s fish market/beer garden, Queens Boulevard closure & 8 other big stories from Queens this week
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The search to find Karina Vetrano’s killer dominated the headlines this week, all while her family held her funeral in Howard Beach. A couple of businesses made the top stories this week as a new fish and beer market is coming to Bayside, and Silver Barn Farms in Middle Village got a new owner who […]

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