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Op-Ed | Community composting: A cry for help

Mar. 5, 2024 By Mark Laster New Yorkers produce 4 million tons of household waste yearly, most of which is shipped to landfills or incinerators. About a third of this is organic waste, which includes yard waste and food scraps. When organic waste is buried in a landfill, it often breaks down to produce the…
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Bayside Historical Society marks 60 years of preserving local heritage

Feb. 23, 2024 By admin Feb. 22, 2024 By Christian Murray and QNS Staff A local historical society that has been instrumental in protecting historic buildings in Bayside is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.  Located at the historic 19th-century Fort Totten, Bayside Historical Society (BHS) has been preserving and promoting local history for the… Read more »

Queens gets its own Monopoly: Call for locals to shape the board

Feb. 13, 2024 By admin Feb. 13, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Roll the dice, Queens! Entertainment giant Top Trumps USA will launch a Queens edition of board game classic Monopoly this fall and is seeking the input of Queens residents and businesses to capture the true essence of the borough. Top Trumps has collaborated… Read more »

Flushing Town Hall & Aigner Chocolates unite for Valentine’s Day: Spreading love in Queens with a heartwarming puppet show

Feb. 7, 2024 By czarinnaandres Feb. 7, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi How sweet it is! A “sweet” and unexpected collaboration between Flushing Town Hall and a beloved chocolate shop in Forest Hills, is spreading love and kindness to Queens families…just in time for Valentine’s Day. And there’s a sweet surprise that kids will surely love: The popular venue will be presenting a heartwarming puppet play on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2:15 p.m. “Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch” explores the power of love and kindness — an important message, especially these days. Aigner Chocolates, hailed as the town’s finest chocolatier, and… Read more »

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off in Queens

Feb. 5, 2024 By admin Feb. 5, 2024 By Jada Camille and Czarinna Andres It’s a cookie lover’s favorite time of year: local Girl Scouts will begin selling their beloved treats online and outside of Queens storefronts. From Feb. 1 until the end of April, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and more will be collecting orders for Thin… Read more »

Best Productivity Apps to Keep You On Track this New Year

Jan. 6, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 6, 2024 By Amanda Salazar New year, fresh start. Now is a great time to start trying out new ways to keep yourself on track and focused on your work. Whether you’re a student, have a full-time job or are somewhere in between, these nine productivity apps can help… Read more »

Eating healthy without breaking the bank

Jan. 2, 2024 By admin Jan. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Eating healthy is often perceived as an expensive endeavor, with organic produce and specialty health foods often sold at a premium price. However, with some savvy meal planning, it’s entirely possible to maintain a nutritious diet without straining your budget. Here, we’ll explore some… Read more »

NYC earthquake: 1.7 magnitude tremor originating in Astoria

Jan. 2, 2024 By admin Jan. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Residents of western Queens, Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side of Manhattan got a shaky start to the week Tuesday morning, with a 1.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Astoria. The seismic activity was recorded at precisely 5:45 a.m., according to the United States… Read more »

Join the Mulchfest magic: Recycle your Christmas tree in Queens starting Dec. 26

Dec. 21, 2023 By Kirstyn Brendlen It’s the mulch wonderful time of the year! Mulchfest, the city’s annual Christmas tree “tree-cycling” program, is returning to Queens starting Dec. 26. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 7, residents are invited to take part in the tradition by dropping their live Christmas trees off at one of 15 Mulchfest… Read more »