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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/09/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Periods of rain. High around 45. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 33. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Bring your friends, bring a scarf [...]

Dragon boats give back
Dragon boats give back
News Queens Courier Staff 11/17/2013 at 12:52PM

As this year’s participants of The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) will receive thousands of dollars for the charities of their choice, the city begins to prepare for next year’s boat race. On behalf of the HKDBF-NY 2013 Charity Boat Race, which took place on August 11,  participants’ $7,500 will be [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 11/15/2013 at 9:44AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: The Rocket Thrower in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project
Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project
Top Stories Melissa Chan 10/30/2013 at 4:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ranks of officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the $68 million Queens Museum expansion project. “There always seems to be something new and magical happening in this incredible space,” the head of the city said. “It really is an experience like no other. This is one of the great cultural institutions [...]

Free senior fitness classes at Queens parks
News Queens Courier Staff 9/22/2013 at 12:06PM

This fall, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga instruction and tennis lessons at four Queens parks. The activities, which are open to New Yorkers 60 and older, begin the week of September 23 and will take place twice a week at each park through November 1. All equipment and instruction is free. Sessions [...]

Spike in crime sparks push for park safety
Spike in crime sparks push for park safety
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2013 at 1:00PM

The city may continue to report decreasing crime rates, but its park safety is up for question. Crime in city parks this spring was 44 percent higher compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data. From April 1 to June 30, 128 crimes were reported in the 31 city parks for which [...]

Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 2:20PM

Millions of dollars are coming to the Queens Museum of Art. The city’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Tuesday, August 27 approved more than $18 million in capital funds that Borough President Helen Marshall has allocated to help pay for the expansion of the museum. The OMB also okayed around $19.8 million for [...]

23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands
23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/12/2013 at 3:13PM

The 23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) roused a rip-roaring good time in Queens. The two-day event at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on August 10 and 11 was fun for everyone in the family, including pets. Thousands of people enjoyed free giveaways, an arts and crafts booth, various types of food [...]

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2013 at 4:32PM

In celebration of the “Year of the Snake,” the organizing committee of the 23rd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) announced that this year’s competition is to be held on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 in Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — rain or shine. Admission is free. It will feature [...]

Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40
Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/02/2013 at 12:42PM

Renderings of a possible stadium for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team, New York City Football Club, made their way onto the Internet yesterday. The renderings were made in 2012 by the organization, but it is not known who leaked them online. “This rendering was a conceptual design that Major League Soccer produced when [...]