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Elected officials gather to co-name street corner in Kew Gardens Hills in honor of late Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz


Mar. 5, 2024 By Rachel Butler The corner of Main Street and 75th Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills was co-named “Michael Simanowitz Way” in honor of the late assemblymember, in a ceremony hosted by Queens Council Member James Gennaro that took place on Sunday, Mar. 3. Gennaro was joined by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards,…
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Queens council member speaks out against repeated power outages in Middle Village, calls on Con Edison for solutions


Jan. 26, 2024 By Rachel Butler A local Queens Council member is seeking answers from Con Edison in the wake of repeated power outages in Middle Village. Council member Robert F. Holden, representing District 30, said the utility company needs to improve its service, noting how approximately 2,318 customers in Middle Village were without power…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens


Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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Korean restaurant opens in Forest Hills, third in a growing chain


Nov. 15, 2023 By Rachel Butler A Korean restaurant opened its doors in Forest Hills at 107-12 70th Rd., which formerly housed the burger joint Roam.  This is the third restaurant for Kuku Korean Cuisine, which opened its first location in Long Island City in 2020. The business also has a location in Williamsburg and…
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International stars discuss roles in upcoming Queens Theatre production


Oct. 26, 2023 By Rachel Butler A pair of famed international actors who are known from their work on the stage and on screen recently participated in a Q&A event about their upcoming play at Queens Theatre. Lupita Ferrer, a Venezuelan theater actress who has starred in movies such as “Mariana de la Noche,” “The…
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Rego Park celebrates 100-year anniversary with walking tour

Rego Park

Oct. 24, 2023 By Rachel Butler Rego Park celebrated its 100-year anniversary with a walking tour of the area organized by the Rego-Park Forest Preservation Council and the Historic Districts Council on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and was led by Historic Districts Council Executive Director Frampton Tolbert and joined by Rego-Park Forest Preservation Council Chairman Michael Perlman on the tour, which highlighted apartment buildings from the 1920s and 1930s and single family homes that make up the historic area, as well as community landmarks in Rego Park. The tour, which began on…
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Nonprofit bringing concert in Forest Hills in celebration of Filipino Heritage Month


Oct. 23, 2023 By Rachel Butler The nonprofit organization Musica Reginae Productions Ltd will be hosting a concert in celebration of Filipino Heritage Month at The Church-in-the-Gardens in Forest Hills on Saturday, Oct. 28.  The free concert, titled “Sari-Sari Storybooks with Music,” will be hosted by Dr. Barbara Podgurski, the organization’s executive and artistic director. The Sari-Sari Storybooks with Music concert will be a unique event featuring live readings of children’s storybooks based in the Philippines with accompanying live music.  Podgurski is expected to discuss two children’s books written by author Christina Newhard, along with co-author Alyssa Sarmiento, which will…
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