MAJOR FUN ALERT: Dive into these top 10 outdoor pools in Queens this summer!
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If you’re sick of sizzling in the summer sun, why resist taking a dip in a cool and cleanly pool? Skip out on the sand and dive head first into some of the best outdoor pools in Queens. Five Freebies The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers free outdoor pools that are set to open […]

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Two-story apartment building in Astoria will be knocked down to make way for six-story residential building
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A new six-story residential building will rise in Astoria once an existing apartment building is demolished. The 10-unit building will be constructed at 23-60 31st Ave. near Kelly’s Bar and the Broadway N/Q stop. According to Department of Buildings records, Calvin Danzig of D10 Group Inc. filed applications for the structure, which will span 9,224 square feet. Tan Architect […]

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See which parts of Queens will be sprayed this week to reduce the Zika virus threat

Facing the dual, deadly threat of the Zika and West Nile viruses, the city’s Health Department isn’t wasting any time going to war against the local mosquito population. The agency announced Wednesday it would conduct aerial larvicide spraying over non-residential marshy areas of Queens and the rest of the city from May 12 to May […]

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Astoria makes list of top 15 gentrifying neighborhoods in NYC
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A new study by the NYU Furman Center found that Astoria is one of the most gentrifying neighborhoods with rapid changes in housing cost, affordability and resident characteristics contributing to its inclusion on the list. The study, titled The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2015 and released on Monday, defined gentrification as “rapid […]

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Glendale author takes readers on a journey through past and present in her debut fantasy novel ‘The Grey Woods’
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“One man’s past becomes another man’s future” is the tagline for Glendale author J. Carson Rose’s debut novel “The Grey Woods,” but it could very well describe how her own past helped to shape her future. Rose was born in Glendale and has lived there for most of her life. She went off to college […]

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