09/17/13 11:00am


By all accounts, Normal Road, which runs between Parsons Boulevard and 162nd Street near 85th Avenue, is quite normal indeed — occupied on both sides with one and two-family homes and tree-lined, at least in spots. But by that standard, you’d have to name most of the hundreds of miles of streets in Queens normal. What sets this street apart from the other “normal” streets in the borough?

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12/11/12 10:00am


Image source: NYDN – the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria/LIC is one of the top in the city

We know there are a bunch of choices out there when it comes to schools for your kids – public, private, parochial, charter, and even homeschooling. So what schools have you have good experiences with? We’d love to know. Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.


This week we checked out the opening reception of Carried Away, an art exhibit at Materials for the Arts in Long Island City (GMAP). On view are several colorful works that resemble Buddha heads and headless ancient Greek sculptures. The modern, down-to-earth twist is that they’re all made of plastic bags and other found and recycled materials such as bottles, spools of thread, and PVC pipes.


11/07/12 9:30am


Image source: DNAinfo – Beach Channel High School before Hurricane Sandy hit

Homeschooling has become the number one choice for some parents in hurricane ravished Rockaway peninsula, according to DNAinfo. Parents would rather keep them home and educate them there (or skip class entirely) than send them into parts of Queens they are unfamiliar with and/or too far from home. In the words of Belle Harbor resident Kristine Memoli, “If something happens to my children, I won’t know and won’t have a way to get to them.”