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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Knicks legend John Starks scores with LeFrak City library visit


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Photos by Stephen Vrattos

Legendary Knicks shooting guard John Starks visited the Queens Library at LeFrak City on Tuesday as part of the 9th annual “Knicks Read to Achieve” summer reading program, sponsored by Optimum Community and Madison Square Garden.

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Top five summer activities in Astoria Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

The park is the perfect staycation destination for day trippers, tourists and neighborhood regulars.

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LIC taxi lot sells for $43.5M, 186-unit luxury residential tower coming


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Eastern Consolidated

The huge development site at 22-12 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, which is currently occupied by a taxi company, has sold for $43.5 million and the new owner plans to build a luxury condo building on the site.

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