01/23/13 9:30am

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Do you have something you just can’t keep to yourself about life in Queens? Do you have an event coming up, news about your neighborhood, or simply a strong opinion about such-and-such in the area? Then we want to hear from you!

We are always looking to hear about stuff going on all over the borough, so please – send it our way. Just contact us via email – text, photos, and video are all welcome. Rants and raves are, too. And you never know – you might just see your contribution here on the site.

01/11/13 2:00pm

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We’d like to introduce you to a new food blog as part of the Blankslate family – Chopsticks + Marrow, written by Queens-based food blogger Joe DiStefano. You may have known him most recently from his work on World’s Fare, the blog associated with Edible Queens. There, you might have seen posts about dumplings, sandwiches, and unusual snacks found in the borough, among other things. (more…)

11/08/12 2:00pm

We wanted to post our good news – the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and BlankSlate (the folks behind QueensNYC) have formed a partnership on QueensNYC. Here is the press release.

(Long Island City, N.Y.) – The Queens Economic Development Corporation and BlankSlate — a partially Long Island City-based company that helps web publishers thrive, including BrownstonerBrokelynDumboNYCBushwick Daily and Prince of Petworth — have formed a partnership on QueensNYC.com, a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest and most diverse borough.

The site delves into the life, culture and changing landscape of Queens, focusing on the places, food and adventures in this unique borough, where more than 170 languages and dialects are spoken. While the site is primarily about Queens, it also makes relevant connections to the rest of NYC and other surrounding areas.

QEDC’s mission is to create and retain jobs through programming that grows neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and business development. As such, QEDC spearheads the Queens Tourism Council, which has its finger on the pulse of cultural, recreational, culinary and civic activities throughout the 80-neighborhood borough, which is home to more than 2.2 million residents and 45,000 businesses.  (more…)

10/30/12 9:00am

Flooding in LI City

 

Image source: JimmyVanBramer

Normally we highlight an event each morning, but this morning we are not going to go there. Last night there was crazy wind and serious flooding – tunnels and subways were inundated with sea water, and the airports were shut down, too. It is unclear when subway service will resume, which is one of the main ways folks get to events. NYC is way verklempt right now.

We hope you have weathered the storm with the least amount of stress and worry; we hope your property was spared and not damaged; and we hope you did not experience any flooding in your home. If flooding and damage happened to you, you have our condolences and we hope you will be up and running soon.

Please stay safe and out of harm’s way as we move through the lifespan of this storm. If by some reason things start to normalize by Wednesday, give our Halloween roundup events list a gander and perhaps Halloween partying can lift everyone’s spirits!

10/18/12 9:30am

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As you may have noticed, QueensNYC has gotten itself a new look! The typography (fonts) are new, things are placed in slightly different spots, and the site has a newer look and feel. It’s also compatible with desktop, tablet, and mobile widths (seriously, see how it changes as you narrow the window on your desktop).

We’d love to hear your feedback – positive and (constructively) negative. Leave us a comment here on the site – you can also email us with comments, too. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

09/13/12 9:30am

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Image source: Peterfitzgerald on Wikimedia Commons

QueensNYC is looking for an talented part time Assistant Editor with a passion for and deep knowledge of Queens to join our editorial team. Please take a look at our job listing if you are interested in applying.

We look forward to hearing from you!

09/04/12 9:30am

QNYC-evening-addition

Today we’re introducing a new feature - the QNYC Evening Edition. It is a digest of posts from the day, packaged in a convenient email and sent you in the late afternoon, Monday to Friday. This will be the perfect thing for you to read on your evening commute or after you get home from work.

We’d love for you to subscribe – you can sign up for the QNYC Evening Edition on our homepage. You can choose three formats for the content – plain text, HTML, and even a version that’s formatted for your mobile device.

We look forward to you joining the fun, and bringing you this digest each weekday! Thanks for subscribing.