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Celebrating Books: The Queens Book Festival

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sherese Francis' tweet caught my eye immediate. First of all, I love books. Second of all, I love celebrating. Third of all, I love people that are...

The Gayborhood Isn't Dead: Where Gays and Lesbians Are Moving Next

Jack Hanson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Hanson

At the end of the day living in a gayborhood is just more fun, not to mention -- as a lot of gays and lesbians who bought in the Village, South Beach, the Castro and Chelsea decades ago can attest to -- a good real estate investment.

The World Series, Public Trust Doctrine and Small Businesses

Ted De Barbieri | Posted 10.28.2015 | New York
Ted De Barbieri

For now, no one along the eastern side of 126th Street is making much money because of the World Series. We'll all have to wait and see whether that changes that in the near future, and how the public trust doctrine is interpreted to limit private development on public parks.

The Best Cocktail Bars In Queens, NY

Matthew Kourie | Posted 07.28.2015 | Taste
Matthew Kourie

Once you go to the other side with finely crafted cocktails, it will be difficult to go back to the mundane mixtures and usual suspects at the corner bar.

Monday Night in Queens -- a Step in the Right Direction

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Last night, I gave a lecture at the Rego Park Jewish Center in Queens, New York. The topic was "What makes people single out Jews, and what can counter anti-Semitism's sharp rise." Admittedly, I was not very hopeful.

Modern Ruin: Filmmaker Matthew Silva on the New York State Pavilion

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

His tireless efforts behind the camera, on social media, and at the site itself have not only helped get more people talking about the Pavilion, but it's brought them together as well, focusing their energy on reinvention for an inventive space.

Man Who Allegedly Shot NYPD Cop In Face Charged With Attempted Murder

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - A man sought for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes po...

Give All NYC Animals the Shelters They Deserve

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

While Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have their own vital full-service municipal shelters, Queens and the Bronx only have inadequate "animal receiving centers." These centers do not provide shelter, medical, or adoption services for homeless animals. Instead, dogs and cats brought to these centers are transported to already overtaxed shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

For Valentine's Day, Your NYC Borough Love Breakdown

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Keep this in mind come this weekend, when love is in the air, couples will engage in their mid-winter ritual celebration of Hallmark mandated love, and singles will be looking for some semi-romantic weekend hookups.

What One Encounter at the Laundromat Taught Me About Life

Gina Ryder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

It was almost closing time when I met Tom. Closing time in my world is at the laundromat where the last wash is at 10 p.m. and the doors close at midnight.

It's Love All: Glamour and Sweat at the U.S. Open

David Crossland | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
David Crossland

For two weeks every year, the glamour quotient spikes in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center becomes the Magic Kin...

The World's Fair Site That Broke All the Rules -- And Lived to Tell the Tale

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Three teenagers stand on the Tent of Tomorrow's steel mezzanine platform. World's Fair sites were rarely built to last. Just a han...

Teen's Response To Being Told She Can't Bring Trans Boyfriend To Prom Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anais Celini won't let her school's decision to not let her transgender boyfriend attend prom ruin their special night. Yesterday, The Huffington P...

Teen Couple Allegedly Blocked From Attending Prom Because One Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A teen couple at a New York high school is crying foul after allegedly being blocked from attending the prom together because one of them is transgend...

Queens Library Is Still Awesome!

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 05.14.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

Big news, Queens Library is STILL awesome! Yep, that is right, Queens Library remains one of the preeminent libraries in the country, if not the world...

Awesome Photos Remind Us That We Must Save This World's Fair Treasure

Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel

After years of uncertainty, an effort to preserve the New York State Pavilion -- an eerily beautiful relic from the 1964's World Fair -- is looking ev...

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring

Robin Madel | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Robin Madel

Taking away the ability to understand current groundwater conditions in areas prone to flooding problems seems counterproductive to providing remedies for the problems.

Transgender Teacher Sues School After Allegedly Being Branded 'Worse Than Gay'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Editor's note: We reached out to Mark Krolikowski to inquire about his or her preferred pronoun usage but at the time of this writing, we have not rec...

Anna Sanders

Local Leaders Call For More Cops As Gun Violence Surges

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

Amid a surge in shootings and murder this year, Queens leaders Friday called for more cops to bring peace to the borough's troubled Southeast. "Rig...

A New Vision for Queens Theatre

Vera Haller | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

Ray Cullom, who came to Queens from the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., wants to change the Queens Theatre from a venue that mainly books touring performing arts shows into a staging ground for new productions.

A Street Closing in Queens Hurts Business but Unites a Community

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Daniel Medina

The customers are gone. Empty red steel chairs line rows of computer desks where they once sat. A tall stack of bills lies on a cracking, worn-out wooden desk that cannot be repaired until business is good again, if that is anytime soon.

The World's Fair Project: An Introduction (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow

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Former NYPD Patrolmen Revealed As Famous '80s Graffiti Artist

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

In the history of graffiti, no rivalry has been as controversial or polarizing as the bouts between the NYPD and the writers of their city. Ever since...