New ‘Welcome to Howard Beach’ sign donated by local organization


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Photo courtesy of Paul Ohana/ ADP USA

The old and beaten up Howard Beach welcome sign, located in the welcome triangle on Cross Bay Boulevard and 155th Avenue, will soon be replaced by a brand-new one, thanks to a donation by the Howard Beach Memorial Services.

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16th annual sand castle contest at Rockaway Beach


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Always wanted to build a castle with beachfront views? Now’s your chance. The 16th annual sand castle contest at Rockaway Beach will take place on Sunday, July 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beach 118th Street. Contestants are invited to bring their castle crafting tools – pails, shovels, putty knives, melon balers, plastic kitchen […]

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Subway service changes to affect 16 lines this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 2 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2 trains are […]

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PHOTOS: Sandy Then & Now


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Sandy Then and Now

THEN THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman NOW THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan THEN THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan NOW THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan THEN THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman NOW THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan THEN THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan NOW THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan   RECOMMENDED STORIES Swedish design firm wins […]

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Free lunches for kids to be distributed at Queens libraries this summer


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Liam La Guerre

Twenty-two Queens Library locations, in partnership with the Department of Education, will be distributing free summer meals to children and teens 18 years and under from June 27 to August 29.

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Restaurants & Bars 2014 winners


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

You voted, they won. Best of the Boro Restaurants & Bars 2014 winners  BEST AMERICAN/CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT Winner Crescent Grill 38-40 Crescent St. Long Island City, NY 11101 718-729-4040 Runner Up Veranda Restaurant & Cafe 20801 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11361 718-281-2233 BEST APPETIZERS Winner Donovan’s of Bayside 214-16 41st Ave. Bayside, NY 11361 718-423-5178 Runner Up […]

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Astoria and LIC among Queens stops recommended for East River Ferry expansion


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Photo Courtesy of the East River Ferry

The East River Ferry may soon be making more stops in Queens, according to a report released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

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