Five fun ways to beat the heat in Queens this weekend
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As the dog days of summer are official upon us, check out these five fun ways to cool off all around Queens! 1. Take a swim! The best way to beat the heat in the “World’s Borough” is to head for Astoria Park Pool, located at 19th Street and 23rd Drive, in Astoria. Astoria Park […]

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Lincoln Center’s top recent performances are coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Lincoln Center — which encompasses such internationally respected arts groups as Julliard School, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic — is about to bring its greatest performances of the past two years to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. With a remarkable rendition of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” by the New York City […]

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Man grabbed woman’s butt as she jogged in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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A woman jogging through Flushing Meadows Corona Park was groped by a stranger earlier this week. According to police, a 46-year-old woman was in the park on July 26 at 7:50 a.m. when a man grabbed her butt while she was exercising. The woman was near Jewel Avenue and the Grand Central Parkway when he […]

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Here’s where you can celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime in Queens next week
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Support your local police and safer streets by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime that Queens precincts will observe on Tuesday night, Aug. 2. Each precinct across the city will host an evening of fun, free events for the community with the goal of building a stronger relationship with the people they serve […]

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New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
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One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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