Douglaston: A unique Queens neighborhood with a small-town, country vibe
Photos courtesy of Peter Greenberg

Within the confines of New York City lies a small town that many a visitor has mistaken for a quaint Long Island township. This assumption is forgivable, because Douglaston provides a hushed and natural atmosphere that is a deviation from the dense and fast-paced cacophony to which many New Yorkers are accustomed. The Origins The […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

Watch some movies by the waterfront, paint with mud, experience Latin culture and do more at these events around Queens. Saturday, Sept. 19 Hunter Point Parks is inviting all families to enjoy free outdoor movies. Each feature and short film screened at the event will coincide with a planned “New York” theme, including standout independent films […]

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Signs of life: Howard Beach 7th-graders make their own traffic safety signs
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

ERIC JANKIEWICZ  Students at P.S./I.S. 232 Walter Ward School have first-hand experience with the dangers of traffic and speeding cars. The Howard Beach school is located across the street from a shopping center, and the everyday task of crossing the streets is always tinged with danger, according to students, parents and faculty members at the […]

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Reconstructed Sunnyside park to honor local veterans
THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Jim Breuer  and Noreen Haddad were never able to say goodbye to their brother, lay flowers on a casket or visit him in a cemetery. Sunnyside resident Donald C. Breuer was 26 years old when he was killed in action in 1972 during the Vietnam War and his body was never recovered. Now, after 42 years, Breuer […]

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Students compete in Queens 3-D printing challenge
THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Follow me @liamlaguerre      Creativity was running high as Queens students competed in the Rego Park Green Alliance’s first school 3-D printing contest at P.S. 175 Sunday. In the Creative Challenge and 3-D Printing Competition, nearly 100 children from about a dozen teams and seven schools learned how to use the technology and then […]

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