Queens is alive with the sounds of Queens Symphony Orchestra
Photo via Facebook/Queens Symphony Orchestra

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Southern Queens will again enjoy a little night music with a special classical concert series slated to begin next month. Councilman Eric A. Ulrich has teamed up with Queens Symphony Orchestra to present QSO’s 2016 Concert Series. The series, funded by Councilman Ulrich, will consist of five free concerts in neighborhoods throughout […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

See a World Premier theatrical production, attend a vintage items and collectibles auction, properly dispose of unwanted tech gadgets, and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Jan. 9 The Secret Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE run of “City Girls and Desperadoes,” a strictly limited 10-dates-only series of performances from January 7th through January […]

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Local pol calls for repairs at popular Rockaway destinations
Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's office

After sustaining significant damage from Hurricane Sandy, Riis Park and West Pond — popular facilities in the National Park Service’s (NPS) Gateway National Recreation Area — still require major repairs. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is now asking the federal government to fund the repairs. Goldfeder wrote a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell urging the […]

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City releases health profiles for Queens communities

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI The city Department of Health has released its Queens Community Health Profiles, a detailed breakdown of the health of each of the 14 community districts in the borough. “The Community Health Profiles will help us to better identify and understand the root causes of the health disparities we see every day in […]

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Howard Beach resident starts petition to install lighting along Jamaica Bay Greenway path
Photo courtesy of Valerie Lyn Brooks

Updated 3:50 p.m. Lifelong Howard Beach resident Angelica Katz compares cycling along the Belt Parkway to entering a cave, with animals like raccoons and possums sporadically scurrying around you. Katz, who has been riding her bike along Jamaica Bay since she was 14, started a petition on Aug. 20 to convince the Parks Department to install lights […]

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