Jackson Heights man, inspired by own experience, helps teens with cancer stay positive


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Photos by Don Kang and Justin Vaseur

Danny Alotta wants to make over cancer. The Jackson Heights native is helping some of its youngest victims in a way that helped him through his own battle with cancer years ago.

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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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Artist, volunteers beautify pedestrian walkway that connects Woodside and Jackson Heights


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One busy overpass filled with traffic from pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles has received a stroke of color.

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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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Jackson Heights mural discourages drunk driving


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

A 20-foot by 100-foot family-friendly mural focusing on the prevention of drinking and driving, titled “Hit the Brakes on DWI and Choose the Right Path,” was unveiled on Wednesday at 34-20 Junction Blvd.

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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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