Woman to give free manicures at Socrates Sculpture Park


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Photo by Mikel Durlam

Breanne Trammell is taking her revamped 1968 compact trailer back out on the road to help polish the lives of local western Queens moms in need of a well-deserved pampering.

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Taking risks at Socrates Sculpture Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Troy Benson

ALAN CAPPER “We believe in taking risks with what we show. We also have to counter the negative feelings about art today by providing openness and access to stimulating work,” says John Hatfield, executive director of Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park. He was standing in the center of the park two days before the […]

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‘Vista’ on display at Socrates Sculpture Park


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Socrates Sculpture Park is giving the community a chance to enjoy the outdoors while also taking in some artwork. “Vista” its spring exhibition, opened on May 8 and will be on display through August 7. Curator Alyson Baker explained that each spring artists apply and submit proposals for what they’d like to create. “What’s great […]

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Local artist to donate ceramic tile installation to Astoria Heights Park


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Photos courtesy of Penelope Eleni

A mother of three is making her way back into the art world by creating an art installation that will bloom at a local Astoria community park.

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George Clinton to perform as part of free summer festival at Queensbridge Park


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Photos courtesy of City Parks Foundation

SummerStage, the city’s largest performing arts festival, is marking its 30th anniversary with six-day mini festivals at eight local parks, including one on the Long Island City waterfront.

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Community feedback leads to permanent bus service expansion along Vernon Boulevard


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The MTA announced on Friday that weekend and increased weeknight service on the Q103 route, which runs down Vernon Boulevard between Astoria and Long Island City, will be permanently added after a successful pilot program started last June.

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Former LIC baked goods warehouse fetches $14 million


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Photo courtesy of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates and Scott Bintner/PropertyShark 

The property, which includes two interconnected warehouses at 33-33 and 33-35 11th St. in Long Island City, was recently sold for $14 million by owners 33-11 Associates Partnership and Jacobson Realty Corp. Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates (KDA) represented the sellers in the deal.

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LIC, Jackson Heights highlighted in new ‘See Your City’ campaign


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Poster courtesy of NYC & Company

Two western Queens neighborhoods are part of a new campaign encouraging New Yorkers to stretch their legs and explore their own backyards.

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Queens ‘Zombie Ride’ to encourage safe biking


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Photo courtesy of Kidical Mass NYC

Advocacy organization Kidical Mass NYC will be hosting its third family bike ride and the first in Queens on Saturday, Oct. 25 through parts of Long Island City and Astoria.

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