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Former City Councilmember Juanita E. Watkins passes away
News Queens Courier Staff 1/28/2013 at 4:13PM

BY SONDRA PEEDEN Former City Councilmember Juanita E. Watkins passed on Sunday, January 20 after a long illness. Watkins grew up in Brooklyn, was an excellent student and the first from her family to go to college. She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, and attended Teachers College at Columbia University [...]

Time to Create: Artist Violet Baxter paints L.I.C.
Time to Create: Artist Violet Baxter paints L.I.C.
Arts & Music Steve Mosco 1/12/2012 at 5:37PM

Art is comprised mainly of two elements: time and raw materials. While the art itself is physically constructed with materials – paint, clay, trash, whatever – it is time that decides whether or not the art lives on. Prehistoric people decided to paint on cave walls, and time decided to preserve that work for modern [...]

Stanford pulls out of applied science campus consideration
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2011 at 10:14PM

Stanford University – one of the institutions in the running to build an applied sciences campus in New York City – has withdrawn its application, the school announced in a statement. “After several weeks of negotiations with New York City, university leaders and the Stanford Board of Trustees have determined that it would not be [...]