Sutphin Boulevard shops in Jamaica receive grant for a makeover
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

A new look is coming to Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, with many storefronts receiving a makeover. Councilmen Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller joined the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and Commissioner Greg Bishop of Small Business Services (SBS) Wednesday, to unveil the new facades at F&S Discount and Variety and several other stores. “It’s crucial […]

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One Ridgewood corner has been a bottomless well of prostitution-related arrests for three decades now
Photos: Katarina Hybenova/QNS

An old Toyota almost goes unnoticed as it pulls over at the corner of Starr Street and Cypress Avenue at the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. Neon light from a nearby Chinese restaurant illuminates the sidewalks, painting the late night street bright yellow. A couple of patrons from a nearby quirky bar are smoking and talking on the […]

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Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Film studio in NYC located in Long Island City attracts A-listers and high-end brands alike
Photos courtesy of GUM Studios

At age 29, Carrie White sold her home in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Brooklyn with no job to live in a “tiny bedroom with no closet.” Now, 11 years later, White is the founder of GUM Studios, a film studio in Long Island City which she says is the only woman-owned film studio in the New […]

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