Private buyer set for Steinway Mansion


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Photo Courtesy of Gary Vollo

The Steinway Mansion, which was built in the 1850s, has reportedly been on the market for about two years and recently a private buyer is said to be in contract to purchase the landmarked home.

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Music festivals to raise money to save Steinway Mansion


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Photo courtesy of The Friends of Steinway Mansion

The music will play on to help the Steinway Mansion survive. The Friends of Steinway Mansion was recently created with the goal to preserve the icon that sits atop a hill at 18-33 41st Street in Astoria. In order to turn the mansion’s 27 rooms into museum space or a teaching and learning center for […]

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Coalition formed to save Steinway Mansion


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Photo courtesy of Gary Vollo

A new group is aiming to preserve the iconic Steinway Mansion for future generations to enjoy the historic local landmark. The Friends of Steinway Mansion is a newly formed coalition with members including Steinway & Sons, the Queens Economic Development Corporation, local officials and historians. “It is the stuff of New York legend. Within its […]

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Benepe tours Steinway mansion


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ASTORIA – Since touring the Steinway Mansion in the early fall, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. has spearheaded the effort to turn the property, currently for sale, into a community resource. Recently, he organized a tour of the 25-room mansion on 41st Street and 18th Avenue for Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. […]

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Star of Queens: Lauren Elizabeth Cornea, Clinton Club of Northeast Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Lauren Cornea has been a Young Democrat with the Clinton Club of Northeast Queens, which serves the neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, and Whitestone, since 2010.

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2014 LIC Arts Open kicks off Wednesday


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The art scene in Long Island City is heating up and opening its doors during the fourth annual LIC Arts Open – a 5-day extravaganza where over 250 artists will occupy galleries, performance studios and open their studios to visitors.

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East Elmhurst students to plant, learn from school garden


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One East Elmhurst middle school is helping students plant a brighter future.

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Radioactive Ridgewood site added to Superfund list


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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After months of planning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that a radioactive Ridgewood site has been added to the federal Superfund list, allowing the agency to further look into the site to reduce radiation levels.

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Readers continue to share their World’s Fair memories


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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In anticipation of NYC Parks’ World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, which will be held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, May 18, readers of The Queens Courier have been sharing their World’s Fair memories and memorabilia with us.

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New LIC housing opens for formerly incarcerated moms and families


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By the time he was 15, Orion Bustamante had seen the ups and downs of life — his father went to jail, his mother was left without a job and he and his two younger brothers felt the fright of losing their home and going to live in a shelter.

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New Queens golf group hopes to grow sport in black community


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Vernel Bennett, of Laurelton, and Jacques Leandre, of Rosedale, started the United Black Golfers Association (UBGA) — the first of its kind in Queens, they said — and the group will begin hosting meet-ups on golf courses shortly.

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Whitestone Bridge art contest draws more than 300 entries


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More than 300 students entered the Welcome to Whitestone Civic’s Bronx-Whitestone Bridge drawing contest to honor the 75th anniversary of the bridge.

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