Firefighters rescued a woman who fell into frozen pond at Forest Park
Photos courtesy Robert Stridiron

A woman is recovering after falling through some thin ice while attempting to walk across the Lawrence Strack Memorial Pond in Forest Park in Woodhaven on Tuesday evening, the Fire Department reported. According to officials, firefighters responded to a call regarding a woman — possibly in her 20s — in the pond at 5:19 p.m. on Feb. 9. […]

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Teen girl fatally struck by van in Rosedale hit-and-run accident
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A 16-year-old girl lost her life on a Rosedale street early Wednesday morning after she was hit by a van that fled the scene, police reported. The incident took place at 12:17 a.m. at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Francis Lewis Boulevard. According to authorities, the victim — whose identity was not released pending family notification — was […]

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Best places in Queens to get chocolates and confections for your Valentine
Aigner Chocolates

Valentine’s Day just isn’t Valentine’s Day without sugary confections. Some people even regard the day a failure if chocolate isn’t involved. Far be for us at QNS.com to stand in the way of true sugar-coated affection. Here are our picks for satisfying your Valentine’s sweet tooth … and you don’t have to leave the borough for the […]

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Queens native Samantha Cobos came in second on ‘Project Runway: Junior’
Photo by Barbara Nitke, courtesy of A+E Networks

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI One of Queens’ own was featured on the Feb. 4 season finale of “Project Runway: Junior.” The show, a “Project Runway” spinoff, features 12 teen designers between the ages of 13 and 17 competing under the mentorship of fashion giant Tim Gunn. Designers compete in themed weekly challenges, where they are given only one day to come […]

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Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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