10/03/14 1:00pm

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Fresh apples. Pumpkins of all sizes. Ochre colors. Autumn is a great time to be outdoors. The Queens County Farm Museum is ready for the season with a wide array of activities including sheep-shearing, nighttime wandering, hay rides, and a haunted house. More info and photos on jump page.

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11/05/12 9:30am

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Image source: RunningTractor on Flickr

As we’re all witnessing, power is slowly being returned in clusters to New  York City. On Friday afternoon it was widely reported that 84,936 customers in Queens were without power but by Friday night, 29,000 more were restored in this borough.

Con Edison has given itself a little leeway, promising that the majority of these accounts are expected to be returned to normal by November 10 or 11 – this seems to firmly apply to customers served by underground wires. The more complicated repairs, on connections provided by overhead wires, may take even longer. (more…)