Astoria Lego designer featured in new documentary


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Astoria resident Cody Wells is the Lego designer behind the company C3Brix — which specializes in Lego mosaics, portraits, models and figures — and in the past year has seen an increase in success, including being featured in the documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary.”

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PHOTOS: ‘Shades of Blue’ with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta films in Maspeth, Middle Village


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Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta hit the streets of Maspeth and Middle Village on Wednesday to film scenes for the new NBC police procedural “Shades of Blue.”

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Astoria venue to host comedic watch party for first Republican debate


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Photos courtesy of Q.E.D.

Q.E.D., located at 27-16 23rd Ave., will be hosting a Republican Debate Watch Party on Aug. 6 that will feature ongoing commentary by comedians John Fugelsang and Frank Conniff in the style of the TV comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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$2 parking at the LIC Flea this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com


The popular Long Island City flea market, located at Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will hold a special this Saturday and Sunday giving guests the chance to park for $2 at a local garage just two blocks away.

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Queens Theatre screens classic Lincoln Center performances outdoors at Flushing Meadows


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Photo courtesy of Queens Theatre

Video versions of great Lincoln Center works will screen outdoors on Tuesday nights in August on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Festival Lawn, thanks to a new month-long partnership between Queens Theatre and Lincoln Center Education.

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Ray Liotta to be in Middle Village for new NBC show ‘Shades of Blue’ shoot


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Photo via Google maps/Wikimedia Commons/gdcgraphics

Ray Liotta, best known for his role as the mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas,” will be in Middle Village on Wednesday for a shoot for the new NBC crime drama “Shades of Blue.”

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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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Queens filmmaker wows 2015 indie movie circuit


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Photos courtesy of Andrew Koss

“Zizi and Honeyboy” has just won the award for Best Biographical Drama at the Manhattan Film Festival,” writer, co-producer and star Andrew Koss announced to nearly 100 whooping and applauding friends and family members shortly before a private screening of the short movie at the Towers Cinema in late June.

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Rural Route Film Festival returns to Museum of the Moving Image


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Image courtesy of the Rural Route Film Festival

A documentary on the Moken, “Sailing a Sinking Sea,” will help launch the Rural Route Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image on Friday with director Olivia Owens Wyatt in person.

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Vote for your favorites at LIC Flea’s Second Annual Food Vendor Awards


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Over 40 food, dessert and drink vendors will descend upon the Long Island City waterfront this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, for the Second Annual Food Vendor Awards at the LIC Flea & Food market.

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Astoria puppet goes through to ‘America’s Got Talent’ live rounds


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Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC

A one-of-a-kind act is returning to his hometown to take the stage at Radio City Music Hall vying to win $1 million and the heart of a former Spice Girl.

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