05/27/15 1:00pm


It’s a great place to talk shop. On Saturday, the 30th NYC Musical Saw Festival will take place in Astoria. Founded by local resident Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz (above) in 2003, this periodic extravaganza brings together several dozen enthusiasts from all over the world — Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, etc — to promote, discuss, enjoy, and shape the future of a roughly 300-year-old art form: making music with a carpenter’s handsaw. (more…)


This three-bedroom rental in College Point is part of a two-story home built in 1979. The apartment is has a huge kitchen and two full baths. The living room is spacious too, and there is a separate room for dining. There are hard wood floors in the bedrooms and living room, and there are tiles in the kitchen and baths. Monthly rent is $2,000, and the apartment is available for June 1.

The Q25 bus is a short walk away, and the Q20B is about a five minute walk. Powell’s Clove Park and Hermon A. Macneil Park are both in the area. Small shops and dining options are also a five minute walk away. Click through for more photos.

124-10 9th Avenue, #2 [Century 21 Weber & Rose] GMAP (more…)

05/27/15 10:00am


The Who will rock to town as a highlight of an incredibly musical week that includes a symphony, an international event, Ed Sheeran, jazz, and even a festival for people who play the saw. There are also opportunities to enjoy Latin dance, European films, walking tours, and fly fishing. Here’s the rundown. (more…)

05/26/15 1:00pm


There’s nothing like Paris in the summer. Actually, Madrid, Vienna, Prague, and Athens are nice, too. But what’s really exceptional is enjoying these cultures and vistas while staying in Western Queens.

Panorama Europe 2015 opens on May 29 and runs until June 14. This seventh annual festival will screen 16 new films — from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Spain — at the Museum of the Moving Image in the Kaufman Arts District and the Bohemian Beer Hall in Manhattan, with a special closing ceremony featuring live music by the Flemish band St. Grandson in the museum’s courtyard. Here’s the schedule. (more…)

05/26/15 9:45am


The Shops at Atlas Park

Glendale is a well-kept small town in western Queens filled with local restaurants and dining options as well as one of New York City’s largest malls (constructed atop a former industrial park) and the vast Forest Park.

Glendale was formerly one of New York City’s most populous German-American bastions, and home to a number of restaurants specializing in German cuisine, such as Gebhardt’s, Durow’s and Von Westernhagen’s. Zum Stammtisch is the lone survivor, although it was the new kid on the block when it was founded in 1972 by Bavarian immigrant John Lehner at 69-46 Myrtle Avenue, just west of Cooper Avenue.

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05/22/15 1:00pm


It’s one of those plays that makes audience members want to jump out of their seats and enter the scene to yell at the actors. Abuse (or La Visita in Spanish) presents conversations between Padre Lucio, the director of a Catholic college, and Esther, an insurance agent. Based on a true story from a Dutch archdiocese, the drama, written by Madrid-based Antonio Muñoz de Mesa, begins with a discussion about changing an insurance policy to cover sexual abuse of children as a workplace accident. A debate ensues, during which the priest shows apathy to abuse victims and the agent flits between her economic needs and her moral code.

Tonight, Thalia Spanish Theatre launches the United States bilingual premiere of Abuse, starring Soledad Lopez and Francisco Fuertes. The play will run in English on Fridays and Saturday afternoons and in Spanish on Saturday nights and Sunday, until June 28. (more…)

05/21/15 1:00pm


The Woodside zip code – 11377 – lost more native sons during the Vietnam War than any other area in the United States. Many other neighborhood residents made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country over the past centuries, and 34 individuals who lived or worked in Woodside died during the Twin Tower terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

On Monday, members of the John V. Daniels VFW Post 2813 will honor veterans by placing a wreath at the flagpole at John Vincent Daniels Square near Roosevelt Avenue and 52nd Street at 11 am. Also, after a 10 am mass, the St. Sebastian War Veterans group will host a parade that kicks off from the St. Sebastian School parking lot at Woodside Avenue and 57th Street.

That’s only part of it. Queens has about 55,000 veteran residents, more than any other borough in New York City. It also hosts the country’s biggest Memorial Day parade (in Little Neck/Douglaston). Here’s a list of local parades scheduled for this weekend. (more…)


This two-bedroom co-op home in the Historic District of Jackson Heights was built in 1928. The home features wood floors throughout, high ceilings, archways, and a large eat-in kitchen. There is also a small inner garden in the building. The ask is $295,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $1,143.77.

The building is three blocks away from the 7, E, F/M, and R trains, and the Q32, Q33, and Q49 are on the same block. Travers Park, Jackson Heights Library, and public schools are all within walking distance. There are also a lot of dining options in the neighborhood. Click through for more photos.

82-06 34th Avenue, #1 [East Coast, Realtors Inc] GMAP (more…)

05/20/15 1:00pm


Contestants will not be able to set personal records, but they might have the time of their lives. On Saturday, Citi Field hosts The Color Run, a five-kilometer race during which thousands of participants get doused with different dyes at each kilometer.

The runners are not timed, and there is only one real rule: wear white at the starting line. (more…)