Punk out during a full day of Ramones-related activities in Queens on Saturday
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Find out of how Queens influenced the Ramones… and the Ramones influenced a generation. The Forest Hills-bred punk rockers — Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy — will be front and center during a multi-venue, multi-hour, multi-neighborhood extravaganza on Saturday, July 23. The fun is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Queens Museum with a […]

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Fifteen Queens streets will be renamed to honor local community leaders
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From rock stars to basketball players to citizens who gave their lives, the names of 15 community leaders will live on through street renamings or co-namings in Queens. One Rockaway Beach street will be renamed to honor Midshipman Justin Zemser, who died in 2015 at the age of 20. Councilman Eric Ulrich announced Thursday that the […]

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Infinite summer indulgence: 6 great waterfront restaurants in Queens
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Island living has its perks, and while we might sometimes forget about the waterways all around us – from river to ocean to sound – the sweltering days of summer have a way of beckoning us to shore. On hot days, search out cool breezes, stellar views and delicious eats at one of these six […]

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25 terrific things to do this week in Queens, from a Ramones tour to the Moth StorySLAM
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Thursday, July 21 1. Laugh it out at Brandon Knows Nothing, a stand-up comedy showcase where host Brandon Collins shares things he actually does know. Rockaway Brewery (46-01 Fifth St., Long Island City), 7 p.m., FREE. 2. Find hope at the screening of “Reunification,” Alvin Tsang’s film examining his family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong […]

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After three years of post-Sandy repairs, full Rockaway Boardwalk opens in time for Independence Day
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For the first time since the Superstorm Sandy, the full Rockaway Boardwalk will finally be opened, just in time for Independence Day.  The Parks Department announced Wednesday that Rockaway Beach visitors will be able to travel across a continuous connection spanning 5.5 miles from Beach Ninth to Beach 126th streets starting Saturday, July 2. Those in the […]

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