The “world’s borough” is ready for its six-month-long anniversary party. Officials unveiled a long lineup of Queens events Friday to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 World’s Fairs held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
A Hillcrest High School student recently exposed to tuberculosis is receiving treatment and recovering, officials said, as cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection in the city rise for the first time in a decade.
The treasurer of the Mid-Queens Community Council has resigned and others are mulling an exit, following a heated spat with the group’s leader and a failed bid to overthrow her, The Queens Courier has learned.
Studying for the year’s biggest standardized tests can wait, District 26 Superintendent Anita Saunders said. Scholars at P.S. 173 have a more important task at hand — memorizing the 120-word oath they took Friday to put safety first as passengers and pedestrians.
This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.
The plan is to walk again and then ultimately soar through the city’s skies in a flying trapeze. Teena Katz, who lost her legs after she was struck by a No. 7 train at Grand Central Station, is recovering quickly from the horrific accident last December.