Summerlong ¡Oye Corona! fun kicks off this Saturday with art, dance and music
Corona Plaza

It’s local, but global. It’s heavy (in culture), but light (in cost). And it happens this weekend, but lasts through the summer. On May 28, ¡Oye Corona! kicks off at Corona Plaza. The six-hour long event will include art-making workshops, live music, dance performances, storytelling, as well as a special workout. Then, these free extravaganzas – which […]

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Man grabs a woman’s groin at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Jackson Heights
Inset photo courtesy of NYPD/Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Police are looking for a man who forcibly touched a woman at a Jackson Heights store last week. On May 17, at approximately 4:27 a.m., the suspect entered a Dunkin’ Donuts store at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street and approached the 46-year-old victim. He proceeded to grab her groin area over her pants […]

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Elmhurst community board says no to Queens Blvd. bike lanes, de Blasio gives it a go-ahead anyway
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

Updated May 12, 2:05 p.m. In a heated debate about the future of Queens Boulevard, Community Board 4 (CB 4) voted to approve the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) safety plan for the corridor with one stipulation – no bike lanes. But on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying the DOT will go through with […]

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Why doesn’t a statue of a famous Queens woman replace the sexist Civic Virtue in Kew Gardens?
THE COURIER/File photos

The former home of the controversial Civic Virtue statue in Kew Gardens, now in the midst of a long-awaited beautification project, will be rededicated to the women of Queens in the form of a plaque. But some wonder if the site might someday also feature a statue of a prominent woman in the history of […]

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Jackson Heights man fatally beaten in possible hate crime, law enforcement sources say
Photo by Mark Mellone

A Jackson Heights man died of injuries he sustained after a group of men viciously beat him at a neighborhood intersection on Sunday morning, according to police. Sources familiar with the incident indicated the assault may have been “gay-related” and an investigation is underway to determine if it was a bias crime. Police said the victim — […]

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