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Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
News Queens Courier Staff 6/11/2014 at 12:52PM

Soccer, or football as it’s known everywhere but in the U.S., is the world’s favorite sport — and every four years the planet is transfixed as the top national teams from around the world gather to crown a champion at soccer’s World Cup. 2014 is a World Cup year, and this year the month-long, 32-team competition will take place in Brazil starting Thursday.

Jackson Heights student, muralists color LIC
Jackson Heights student, muralists color LIC
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/09/2014 at 2:31PM

It has been 22 years since muralists and friends Alex Cook and Pasqualina Azzarello collaborated on a piece, and now with the help of Jackson Heights resident Sunny Hossain, they are adding color to Long Island City.

Fatty’s 2.0
Fatty’s 2.0
Dining Queens Courier Staff 6/06/2014 at 5:19PM

When Fatty’s announced it was moving almost a year ago, Astorians — and New Yorkers in general — were devastated, and also worried that a reopening would not, in fact, happen. Last month, however, Suzanne Furbota and Fernando Peña proved everyone wrong when they opened the doors to their new location.

Schmear tactics
Schmear tactics
Dining Queens Courier Staff 5/30/2014 at 4:44PM

Don’t get it twisted. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company isn’t even from Brooklyn. Instead, the moniker of this Astoria-born bagel company is a shout-out to the old-fashioned style of hand-rolling and water-boiling dough to give each bagel that extra special snap.