There were more than 50 million visitors to New York City last year and as the tourism industry grows, Queens — with two airports and neighborhoods with rising cachet — is in the midst of a hotel-building boom aimed at grabbing the borough’s share of the $34 billion pie. Comment.
An Astoria soldier who had to give up his beloved blue brindle pitbull when he headed to boot camp is hoping his little crooner will find a new owner with help from an animal rescue coalition. Comment.
Housed in the historic Eagle Theater, just off a new pedestrian plaza along 37th Road, is the Jackson Heights Bazaar, a grocery market and food court tailored to the neighborhood’s bustling South Asian community. It has also has found a home in the hearts of the wider population. Comment.
Even though it will not be built in the same borough, Roosevelt Island’s soon-to-be hub of all things technology will still translate into new opportunities for startups in Queens, city and university leaders said. Comment.
When one looks at any of Preston Trombly’s mixed-media collages from his “Sonatas” series, one gets the idea the artist had a very frustrating piano lesson, broke apart the piano with a hammer and then decided to put the parts of the instrument back together in an undefinable collection of bits and pieces. Comment.
The Flushing Meadows Corona Park Carousel opened for the summer season last week in tandem with the opening of the new Fantasy Forest Amusement Area, which is operated by NY Carousel Entertainment and has four rides, including Queens’ only roller coaster. Comment.
Lawmakers and homeowners fed up with flooding in southeast Queens are moving forward with legal means to try and force the city Department of Environmental Protection to alleviate the problem. Comments (1).
The future of a graffiti-ridden warehouse in Long Island City does not seem like the type of project that warrants contentious meetings packed with raucous residents — unless that warehouse is aerosol art haven 5Pointz. Comment.
Students at LaGuardia Community College Tuesday heard the firsthand account of a man who was freed from prison with help from another wrongly convicted man as well as his views on the criminal justice system that sent him to jail for nearly a quarter of a century for a murder he did not commit. Comments (1).
The city granted a crucial permit to developers of a controversial Astoria medical facility last week against the wishes of neighbors who contend construction crews did irreparable damage to their property. Comments (1).
Biking in Queens offers something for every person. The health-conscious, the practical and the adventurous will all find what they are looking for on the streets of the city’s most expansive borough. Comment.