Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer


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Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time.

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Local movie maker brings piece of Jackson Heights to Queens World Film Festival


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One Jackson Heights filmmaker is keeping a promise and taking it to the big screen.

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates opening night


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The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.

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Curtain set to rise on 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival


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Photos Courtesy of the Queens World Film Festival

The 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival is ready to hit the stage strong and put Queens on the map.

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DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school


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Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded.

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Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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7 p.m.  Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and officials from the United Federation of Teachers hit the streets today campaigning for Assemblymember Mike Miller in the 38th District. “When an elected official like Mike stands up for his constituents, we hope on election day his constituents stand up for him,” said Dermot Smyth, […]

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Queens World Film Festival: Around the world, around the corner


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Elliot Lobell first fell in love with stop motion animation when he saw “Star Wars.” From that moment, he knew he wanted to be an animator. One catch – he couldn’t draw. Stop motion animation bridged the gap for the Queens native, bringing anything he dreamed to life. He created figures from clay, fabric and […]

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A flourishing future for Queens parks


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY DOROTHY LEWANDOWSKI Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Helen Marshall and all of our Queens elected officials, we are continuing to benefit from the largest period of park renovation and expansion since the 1930s. Over the past decade, almost half a billion dollars has been allocated for more than 600 upcoming and completed projects […]

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Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground


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Renderings Courtesy of the Parks Department

One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim […]

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Amalgamated Bank opens new branch


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Amalgamated Bank welcomed the community to its new branch in Jackson Heights, located at 78-01-37th Avenue, on Thursday, April 7. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of Amalgamated’s fifth branch in Queens and its first in Jackson Heights. The bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking George Maloney, Branch […]

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LAIA celebrates community women


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The Latin American Intercultural Alliance (LAIA) celebrated women’s history month and recognized distinguished women from the NYC community – including The Courier’s very own Vicki Schneps. The event was held on Saturday, March 19 at P.S. 69, located at 77-02 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. New York State Senator Jose Peralta honored the women for […]

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District 30 rezoning plan passes


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After months of waiting, parents and educators in School District 30 will finally know the rezoning plans for elementary schools in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. The Community District Education Council 30 (CDEC 30) met on Thursday, December 16 to announce it had reached a decision with the Department of Education (DOE) on rezoning of […]

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