Gifts and giving in December
If you can believe it, we’re just about to fall into December, and are in the home stretch on the way to next year. If you are in the midst of holiday shopping, take a look at our guide to holiday markets in Queens (we’ve updated it since we first published it) as well as our guide to Queens nonprofit giving. Also, there’s Secret Sandy:
Know a family who is still without power or internet, and could use a little extra help this holiday? Download our Dear Secret Sandy letter for them to fill out with their children, and mail the completed form back to us by Saturday, December 8th (or help register them online!).
Big Easy to the Big Apple
We loved this story about NOLA firefighters coming up to the Rockaways to help with Hurricane Sandy relief, given back to NYC, who sent firefighters down to help after Hurricane Katrina. It’s a wonderfully heartwarming story and might make you a little misty (don’t worry, just people you have something in your eye).
Wiggly tracks on the way to Broad Channel
Check out this recent shot of the state of the subway tracks on the way to Broad Channel. Yikes.
Image source: Gateway National Recreation Area Facebook page
TONY sizes up Queens attractions
Time Out New York has put out their “best of” list when it comes to the city’s best attractions, and they did give some love to Queens. The usual suspects made it onto the list, like MOMA PS1, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and MOMI, but we think the Noguchi Museum and the US Tennis Center should have been on there, too. Oh well. We’ve listed their choices and given our own descriptions. Check it out!