Woman dead after Jackson Heights apartment fire


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Police responded to the call of a fire at 85-10 34th Ave. on Saturday at about 3 a.m., and, after the FDNY extinguished the fire, Sophia Paz was found unconscious and unresponsive in the apartment’s bedroom, according to cops.

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Jackson Heights student, muralists color LIC


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Photo by Edward Fernbach

It has been 22 years since muralists and friends Alex Cook and Pasqualina Azzarello collaborated on a piece, and now with the help of Jackson Heights resident Sunny Hossain, they are adding color to Long Island City.

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Jackson Heights to celebrate arts during day-long festival


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Photo by Carlos Martinez, Hibridos Collective

Jackson Heights will bloom with the arts on the first day of summer.

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Jackson Heights to host 22nd annual Queens Pride Parade


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The streets of Jackson Heights will be filled with pride this weekend as the borough comes together to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community.

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Jackson Heights native creates website to prop up short men


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Photo courtesy Harold Everton

Jackson Heights native Harold Everton created AtEyeLevel.co, a website billed as a community forum for men 5’7” and under, last month to educate people about heightism and create a community where short men can give tips to overcome discrimination.

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Jackson Heights filmmaker turns to Kickstarter for new flick


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Photos Courtesy of Alex Webb

Actor Alex Webb has gone behind the camera to write, direct and produce award-winning films. Now, he is turning to Kickstarter to get his new film to the big screen.

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Five-alarm fire engulfs Jackson Heights commercial building, injuring nine


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Photos by Riyad Hasan

A five-alarm fire broke out Monday night at a Jackson Heights building that houses a college and several businesses, leaving nine injured.

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


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Images Courtesy Walk Up Productions

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

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Jackson Heights filmmaker celebrates 50th anniversary of Beatles visit with short film


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Photo Courtesy of Celeste Balducci

Just in time for the 50th celebration of The Beatles’ visit to New York, one Jackson Heights filmmaker takes a local look at the Fab Four’s American debut.

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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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