Pine Lake Park Bungalow Colony: A Summertime Slam Dunk in Westchester
Queens getaway Pine Lake Park

Located in Cortlandt Manor, Pine Lake Park is an affordable summer retreat, a mere stone’s throw from Queens. It’s a vibrant, bucolic place, where people from diverse backgrounds play tennis, fish, hike and bike from May to October each year. The 65-unit, 50-acre summer community is situated around a well-maintained lake, and while it’s less […]

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Excellent Mussels ‘N Sausages in Astoria is exactly what it sounds like
Photos by Bradley Hawks

Don’t read into the name, look for some deeper meaning, or try to find a hidden double entendre. The name—Mussels ‘N Sausages—simply delivers precisely what it implies. Excellently steamed bivalves paired with brilliantly seasoned bangers. “We use mussels and sausages gourmet vehicles for showcasing flavors from around the world,” explains Tarcisio Costa, the restaurant’s general […]

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Bayside High School students were evacuated over steam pipe burst
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More than 3,000 students and faculty at Bayside High School were forced outside in the middle of classes Tuesday morning after the fire alarm was accidentally set off. The Fire Department reportedly arrived within minutes after the alarm sounded, said Principal Mike Athy. All the students and faculty evacuated the building, walking across the street […]

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City shut down the pools at Spa Castle in College Point after a girl nearly drowned there
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All pools at the Spa Castle luxury complex in College Point have been closed following an investigation into the recent near-drowning of a 6-year-old girl, according to the New York City Health Department. The closure was the result of a special probe of the facility’s safety features after the incident, a Health Department representative told QNS. The girl […]

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FIFA-sized soccer field is included in councilman’s goals for Astoria Park
Photo via Flickr/Travis Grathwell

Calling Astoria Park “the jewel in our neighborhood’s crown,” Councilman Costa Constantinides made a pitch in his State of the District address on Monday to improve the park, including adding a FIFA regulation-size soccer field. The nearly 60-acre park became official parkland in 1913 and is home to the city’s largest and oldest swimming pool, bocce […]

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