What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

WEATHER ADVISORY: Possible adverse weather conditions may lead to cancellation or rescheduling of the events this weekend. Please confirm with venue before traveling to any event. Explore the night sky, take your tween to a yoga class, attend a bake & book sale, and do more at these events around Queens Ongoing Can’t stop watching cat videos online? The Museum […]

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Queens Boulevard traffic pattern changes as Briarwood project continues
Photo courtesy of the state Department of Transportation

One side done, one more to go. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a new traffic pattern on a Queens Boulevard overpass in Briarwood as it continues work to improve both the bridge and the Van Wyck Expressway below. Four lanes of traffic, two in either direction, will be moved from the existing south side of the […]

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Editorial: No bus terminal on Flushing waterfront
THE COURIER/File photo

The corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing is Queens’ version of Times Square: bustling with business, jam-packed with pedestrians and heavily congested with vehicles of all kinds, particularly buses. No fewer than 21 different bus lines either terminate or pass through within a three-block radius of the intersection. There’s a good reason […]

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More weekend closures scheduled for Jackie Robinson Parkway
THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Get ready for another round of weekend shutdowns on the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Portions of the eastbound section of the parkway between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Van Wyck Expressway will be closed as needed beginning tonight at 11 p.m. and continuing until 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Road closures will also occur each weeknight between Aug. 17 to 20 from […]

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Con Edison reduces power in south Queens, urges customers to conserve
Photo via Flickr/Con Edison

Equipment problems and a power strain related to today’s hot weather forced Con Edison to cut back voltage by 8 percent in several southern Queens neighborhoods. The reduction affects customers in the areas of Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park and Woodhaven. In all, 138,000 customers are affected […]

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