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Ridgewood art center provides free space for locals and intellectually disabled
Ridgewood art center provides free space for locals and intellectually disabled
Business Eric Jankiewicz 7/16/2014 at 1:05PM

An arts center in Ridgewood is applying for a liquor license. Okay, sounds like Williamsburg so far. But while it wants to serve alcohol for its weekend music shows, the owners also want to make more money so that they can continue to offer free services on weekdays to the local community — especially the intellectually disabled.

Man arrested in 2013 LIC murder
Man arrested in 2013 LIC murder
Police Angy Altamirano 5/14/2014 at 1:11PM

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for the murder of an aspiring hip-hop artist last year in Long Island City.

Kids dance classes in Queens
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2012 at 2:16PM

As your kids start a new school year and exercise their minds again, it’s a great time to sign them up for an extracurricular activity that will exercise their bodies, such as dance. Here’s a list of places in Queens where they can take dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. All Star [...]

Look cooler in any hip hop class
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 4:37AM

BY SHAWN BYFIELD If you are thinking about taking a plunge into the world of hip hop dance there are some things you should know. Hip hop class is a great outlet to release the everyday stress of life and learn a bit of history.  The class is a great physical activity and excellent exercise [...]

‘BEASTIE BOYS’ MCA Dead at 47
News Jay Lane 5/04/2012 at 1:13PM

“Beastie Boys” rapper MCA – real name Adam Yauch – has died. In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node (below). He has since undergone surgery and radiation therapy. So far, it’s not clear if the death is related to the rapper’s battle with cancer. Russell Simmons‘ website GlobalGrind.com first [...]

Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl
Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl
News Jay Lane 3/09/2012 at 2:24PM

Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl A substitute school teacher is facing charges she had an illegal sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student at a Long Island high school. Kaitlin Grant of Elmont was arrested Friday. The 23-year-old woman is charged with criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of [...]

Luxe penthouse up in smoke
Luxe penthouse up in smoke
News Jay Lane 1/08/2012 at 9:54AM

Luxe penthouse up in smoke A raging fire destroyed a luxurious, multimillion-dollar penthouse on the Upper East Side last night, authorities said. The blaze started at 7:50 p.m. at 2 East End Ave., quickly engulfing the three-floor penthouse in flames. It took firefighters more than an hour to get the inferno under control, the FDNY [...]

From St. John’s to stardom; J.Cole debut album is number one
From St. John’s to stardom; J.Cole debut album is number one
Arts & Music Cheryl Hoahing 10/10/2011 at 11:05AM

Jay-Z signed him to his record label. He’s performed at Yankee Stadium. He was nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award. And his first album just debuted at number one. Who is this hot new rap artist? It’s St. John’s University graduate J. Cole. Jermaine Cole, 26, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, where his parents [...]