Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis and art department

Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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You can now win annual ferry passes at new Citywide Ferry Service website
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Joe Mabel

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Hornblower, the provider of the new citywide ferry service, have just launched the service’s website, which will feature everything from a chance to win an annual ferry pass to a live stream of boat construction. The construction and development phase of the first citywide ferry service in nearly 100 years will be documented […]

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Celebrate America’s independence early with a Revolution re-enactment in Kew Gardens

If the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” has piqued your interest in the American Revolution, then head out to Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens next month for a day of free events marking one of the war’s biggest battles. On Saturday, May 14, the cemetery will hold a living history program complete with a recreation of a Revolutionary […]

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Music? Queens hosts jazz, rock, show tunes, soul and orchestras this weekend
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Queens hits the high note again and again with countless live music presentations this weekend. To the east, to the west, and at various spots in between, aficionados will be able to enjoy jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, string bands, bell ringers, choirs, crooners, soul, show tunes, orchestras, and not one, but three symphony orchestras. The fun will begin […]

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As the traffic nightmare of a bridge comes down, city wants to hear your ‘fond memories’
kosciusko bridge

BY COURTNEY OBENG AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Ask most drivers how they feel about the Kosciuszko Bridge, and you’ll hear nothing but profanity-laced responses. The state Department of Transportation (DOT), however, has a soft spot for the 76-year-old bridge over the Newtown Creek, which will soon be replaced by a new, modern span. As Queens and Brooklyn prepare for the […]

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