Volunteers create new classrooms for Astoria school


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Photos by Liam La Guerre and Dimension Data

As part of its Heads, Hearts and Hands program, workers from information technology services company Dimension Data volunteered to beautify I.S. 126Q on May 21 and convert storage space into new classrooms, allowing the school to serve an additional 120 students.

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Corona’s Langston Hughes Library wins $20K


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Photos by Don Pollard

The Langston Hughes Community Library, located at, 100-01 Northern Blvd., was announced on Thursday as one of five winners in this year’s 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

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Rooftop beekeeping, skyline views: Peek inside Hunters Point South affordable units


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Despite offering affordable housing for low and moderate-income earners, the Hunter’s Point South Living developments offer an array of luxury amenities, including top-grade finishes, fitness rooms, a rooftop garden and views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Jackson Heights students raise $2K for Nepal earthquake victims


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Garden School

A local nonprofit to benefit communities from Nepal received a $2,000 donation from the Garden School Key Club to go towards relief efforts after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the South Asian country on April 25.

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LIC public art looks to raise awareness about homelessness


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Photo Courtesy of Fanny Allié

Residents and visitors in Long Island City looking for a place to sit will get more than just that when coming into contact with a new public art installation aiming to raise awareness about homelessness.

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Pols propose $682M education package to help alleviate overcrowding


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Elected officials in the state Senate have put forth a new plan that hopes to bring some relief to the overcrowded school districts throughout the city including western Queens.

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De Blasio to be grand marshal of Queens Pride Parade


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Photo by Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio will make history in Jackson Heights next month as the first New York City mayor to serve as a grand marshal in the 23-year span of the Queens Pride Parade.

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Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the LIC Flea


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File Photo

With a three-day weekend on its way, make sure to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food to celebrate the holiday.

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Hundreds celebrate Taste of Sunnyside’s fifth year


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Stomachs were smiling under the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside on Tuesday night, as 28 local businesses came out to give the borough a taste of what they have to offer.

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Experience a world of fun at Astoria Park international fest


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the “World’s Borough” will celebrate later this month the cultural traditions of its residents.

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