Where to see Santa in Queens this season

’Tis the season for giving, lighted trees, boughs of holly and mistletoe. But no Christmas would be complete without the jolly old gent in the suit of red. Fortunately, Santa always takes time from his busy schedule to visit Queens during the holidays. Here’s where you can get your “ho, ho, ho” fix this season: […]

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Second building in Flushing’s Sky View Parc development sells $85M in condos
Photo courtesy of Onex Real Estate

The second building of luxury residences in Flushing’s Sky View Parc mixed-use project has already sold $85 million worth of condominiums in its opening weekend. The building, dubbed “Grand Two,” is one of three which will ultimately make up the multi-phase luxury development located above The Shops at SkyView Center, a 700,000-square-foot retail mall. Units […]

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The Queen’s Cartoonists bring swing-era music, written for classic cartoons, to listeners
Photos by Irina Fateycheva

A new band made up of Astoria and Jackson Heights residents is bringing a fresh, yet vintage, sound to the ears of audiences throughout the city. The Queen’s Cartoonists, made up of six Queens musicians, was formed when pianist Joel Pierson made the move from Washington, D.C., to Jackson Heights after getting married to a […]

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New Sanrio boutique brings official Hello Kitty merchandise to Flushing
Photos courtesy of The Shops at SkyView Center

Hello Kitty says hello to Flushing! Sanrio, the Japanese brand behind iconic cartoon character Hello Kitty, has opened a boutique in Flushing. The 1,500-square-foot store is located at The Shops at SkyView Center, and its grand opening took place on Sunday. Guests at the event were treated to Hello Kitty appearances and giveaways of toys, temporary […]

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Fish die in Flushing’s Kissena Lake after flash floods
Photo courtesy of the Parks Department

More than a hundred fish in the lake of Flushing‘s Kissena Park died this week after recent flash flooding cut off their oxygen supply. Residents in the Flushing area observed fish of all sizes gasping for life or floating dead on the surface of the lake from Tuesday night through Wednesday. According to the Parks Department, natural […]

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