05/20/13 8:30am

sunnyside

Sunnyside Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Reports Bribery [NY Post]
Queens Democrats Favor Quinn over Liu [NY Post]
Also Expected to Endorse Comrie for Borough President [Observer]
14-year-old Girl Shot and Killed on Q6 Bus [NY Daily News]
Post-Sandy Beach Clean-ups Face Challenges [NY Times]
A Visit to Ridgewood’s Vietnamese Restaurant Bunker [NY Times]
Woodhaven Attracts New Arrivals [Wall Street Journal]
A Train Returns to Rockaways on May 30 [Crains]

Photo: Tom Giebel / Flickr

04/18/13 4:00pm

buttercup-bake-shop-lic-queens-cupcakes


Abandoned Jackson Heights cemetery may become park [Queens Courier]
Shoppers flock to new artisan flea market in Ridgewood [Queens Courier]
Astoria landlord charged with illegal conversion of two-family house into nine apartments [Queens Gazette]
Cousins cook up savory cupcakes in former Astoria salon [DNAInfo]
NYCHA allows residents of 43 developments to pay new parking fees in installments [NYDN]

10/23/12 9:00am

illinois-jacquet

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story – Tonight at 7pm stop by the Chapel of the Three Sisters in Jamaica to view this documentary about Illinois Jacquet, an internationally famous Jazz musician. For over seven decades, Jacquet played with great musicians like Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Lionel Hampton in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s before forming his own sextet. He is best remembered for his solo on Hampton’s piece “Flying Home,” which is recognized as featuring the world’s first R&B saxophone solo.

Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
7-9pm | FREE!

07/02/12 8:30am

Sunflowers

Small Queens organizations likely to be left out of huge arts grant program [NY Daily News]

ConEd union contract talks fail and thousands of workers locked out during hot weekend [NY1]

Photo essay of Louis Armstrong House promotes preservation [Urban Gardens]

Looks like Jackson Heights is finally getting some green space [Queens Chronicle]

Thousands of Hasidic Jews pilgrimage to Rebbe’s grave in Cambria Heights [Times Ledger]

Image source: QueensNYC Flickr pool – user elyaqim

06/30/12 10:00am

Ready for baseball

Sixers draft “best player in NYC,” Forest Hills native Maurice Harkless [DNAinfo]

Sad talk of 5Pointz razing plan: “It’s the closest thing to real hip hop” [NY Daily News]

What’s spiked and shoots water? Meet Wendy, PS1′s newest architectural phenomenon [Curbed]

Jamaica ESL teacher awarded Person of the Week [NY1]

ConEd to strike this weekend? [Queens Chronicle]

Image source: QueensNYC Flickr pool – user lizzard_nyc

06/29/12 8:30am

Queens 33rd St

Water taxi coming to Hallets Point thanks to city funding influx [DNAinfo]

Cornell’s Roosevelt Island facility hires first faculty member [Curbed]

New names for 7 Queens Turnaround school didn’t require the Sorting Hat [Queens Courier]

Obamacare divides Queens politicians; some celebrate coverage, some criticize job risks [Times Ledger]

Queens PS 99 class photo slide show show changing diversity [NY Times]

Image source: QueensNYC Flickr pool – user Astoria Haiku