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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Parents whose children were killed by vehicles urge community board to support Myrtle/Wyckoff pedestrian plaza
Photo courtesy Community Board 5

After hearing heart-wrenching testimonials from families who have lost loved ones at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues, Community Board 5 (CB 5) voted in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) pedestrian plaza plan. Judy Kottick, mother of Ella Bandes, who was 23 years old when she died after a bus struck her […]

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Long Island City waterfront parks will host concerts, dance classes, exotic animal shows and more
Photo courtesy of Facebook/LIC Concerts

Long Island City is celebrating the summer with more than a dozen music and dance performances and classes, an arts and crafts session, exotic animal shows and more. Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park will be more than just waterfront parks with a nice view, as several neighborhood organizations have curated 18 events […]

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Everything you need to know about the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks in Queens
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Queens neighborhoods will have a great view of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, which will again be set on the East River and visible more than two miles across the sky. Produced by Macy’s and designed in conjunction with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza of Rialto, CA, the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display will be […]

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Pedestrian plaza at Queens/Brooklyn border would make deadly intersection safer, city says
Photo courtesy Department of Transportation

The six-legged intersection at Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border is one of the most dangerous intersections in the entire city, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) believes the proposed pedestrian plaza will change all that. According to DOT, the intersection is ranked in the top five intersections for pedestrian […]

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