Dozens of Rockaway beaches closed for swimming due to lack of lifeguards, Sandy damages


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Salvatore Licata

As of June 19, only 29 of the more than 100 beaches in the Rocakaways are open to swimming because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy coupled with a dearth of lifeguards, the Parks Department said.

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Swimming injuries – how to avoid them


By Queens Courier Staff

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It’s easy on the joints and provides a terrific workout in terms of aerobic exercise and improving muscle strength. With summer in full swing, many people are diving in. Competitive swimmers may be training for triathlons that often take place during warm weather months. At a […]

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Tips for summer swimming


By Queens Courier Staff

It’s pool season again – a time for pool parties and splashing with the kids. It’s also time to share tips on keeping swimming healthy and avoiding recreational water illnesses. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on “swimmer’s ear” underscores the need for the public to play an active role […]

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Navy SEAL from Queens dies in training accident


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Photo courtesy of Naval Special Warfare Group TWO

A 32-year-old man from Queens was one of two Navy SEALs who died in a training accident in a swimming pool at a Virginia base.

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LeFrak City cuts ribbon on new courtyard as part of multimillion-dollar renovations


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

A new era has begun at LeFrak City as the Corona apartment complex celebrated the grand opening of a brand-new courtyard filled with amenities just in time for the warmer weather.

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Camelback vying for top ski/resort title


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Photo courtesy of Camelback Mountain

Over recent years ski resorts throughout the country have been trying to figure out how to monetize their investment in warm weather. Some, such as Belleayre in upstate New York, Killington in Vermont and Park City/Deer Valley in Utah have regular concerts and shows on what would have been snow covered slopes only a brief […]

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Dining: The Don of a new day


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

Don Korean Cuisine is one of several new Korean kitchens appearing on the scene in western Queens. The place may be small, and the consulting chef may be perpetually tweaking the menu, but in the month since they have opened that have drawn quite a crowd — especially in deliveries.

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What’s old is new again!


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Maureen Walthers turning over the keys for her newspapers to new owner Victoria Schneps

For 107 years, the Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly have been sold on newsstands. They’re proud of their motto, “Fighting for the needs of Queens and Brooklyn,” and now they have joined our family of newspapers. I am so thrilled to bring them into our fold, moving from one family-owned company to another. Maureen Walthers […]

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‘Two’ much fun


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The view of Great Cruz Bay from the beach at the Westin Resort & Villas on St. John in the Virgin Islands

As the ferry made its way through gently cresting waters under a brilliant blue sky filled with puffy, cotton ball clouds, I saw a boat with the imprinted words “two much fun.” That’s how I felt about my week away on the secluded island of St. John in the Virgin Islands. Stu, my beloved husband […]

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