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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Rockaway official slams city’s program to rebuild homes after Superstorm Sandy
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One Rockaway official is calling for some drastic changes to be made to a city program aimed at helping people get back into their homes after Superstorm Sandy. Councilman Eric Ulrich voiced his concerns over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the Build it Back Program and called for the resignation or termination of the program’s director, […]

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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
Photo courtesy of Vetro Restaurant & Wine Bar

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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Lemonade flavors to try in Queens this weekend include Gingerade, blood orange and vodka pink lemonade
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With temperatures reaching the 90s this weekend, a cold glass of lemonade is the remedy for the inevitable sweltering heat. While enjoying one (or two) glasses of an ice-cold, Queens-made lemonade, ponder that the first written evidence of lemonade comes from Egypt. In records written by the medieval Jewish community in Cairo from the 10th through […]

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