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Register early for the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk by Earth Day for discount

The LIC Waterfront 5K run/walk is back in Long Island City on June 4. Pictured are participants during last year’s event (Photo Alex Lopez Photography)

Apr. 15, 2024 By czarinnaandres Apr. 15, 2024 Sponsored Post Organizers of the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk are encouraging people to sign up for this year’s event before Apr. 22 to take advantage of a $5 discount. The ninth-annual Waterfront 5K event takes place on June 1, 2024, and is organized by Hunters Point Park… Read more »

Citizens Bank supports Queens community with new initiatives and sponsorships

Apr. 11, 2024 By admin Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Citizens Bank announced a series of new initiatives to support a range of community programs in Queens over the summer, becoming the first-ever title sponsor of the Queens 10K.  The event, organized by New York Road Runners, is part of the organization’s Five-Borough… Read more »

Mayor’s Office launches new interactive map to tackle environmental inequity in NYC

Apr. 8, 2024 By admin Apr. 8, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain The Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice has launched a new interactive map detailing hazards in each neighborhood in the city in a bid to tackle environmental inequity across the five boroughs.  The Environmental Justice NYC (EJNYC) Mapping Tool, the first-ever online resource… Read more »

Bayside Historical Society marks 60 years of preserving local heritage

Feb. 22, 2024 By Christian Murray and QNS Staff A local historical society that has been instrumental in protecting historic buildings in Bayside is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.  Located at the historic 19th-century Fort Totten, Bayside Historical Society (BHS) has been preserving and promoting local history for the past 60 years, advocating for… Read more »

Queens gets its own Monopoly: Call for locals to shape the board

Feb. 13, 2024 By admin Feb. 13, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Roll the dice, Queens! Entertainment giant Top Trumps USA will launch a Queens edition of board game classic Monopoly this fall and is seeking the input of Queens residents and businesses to capture the true essence of the borough. Top Trumps has collaborated… Read more »

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off in Queens

Feb. 5, 2024 By admin Feb. 5, 2024 By Jada Camille and Czarinna Andres It’s a cookie lover’s favorite time of year: local Girl Scouts will begin selling their beloved treats online and outside of Queens storefronts. From Feb. 1 until the end of April, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and more will be collecting orders for Thin… Read more »

Melanie Safka, Astoria native who performed at Woodstock, dead at 76

Jan. 26, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 26, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Musician and Astoria native Melanie Safka, best known for her hit songs “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and “Brand New Key,” died Tuesday at the age of 76, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Better known by her stage name “Melanie,” she was among those who performed at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. She was one of just three solo female performers at the event. It was her experience playing at Woodstock that inspired her to write her song Lay Down (Candles in the Rain),… Read more »

Best Productivity Apps to Keep You On Track this New Year

Jan. 6, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 6, 2024 By Amanda Salazar New year, fresh start. Now is a great time to start trying out new ways to keep yourself on track and focused on your work. Whether you’re a student, have a full-time job or are somewhere in between, these nine productivity apps can help… Read more »

Eating healthy without breaking the bank

Jan. 2, 2024 By admin Jan. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Eating healthy is often perceived as an expensive endeavor, with organic produce and specialty health foods often sold at a premium price. However, with some savvy meal planning, it’s entirely possible to maintain a nutritious diet without straining your budget. Here, we’ll explore some… Read more »

NYC earthquake: 1.7 magnitude tremor originating in Astoria

Jan. 2, 2024 By admin Jan. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Residents of western Queens, Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side of Manhattan got a shaky start to the week Tuesday morning, with a 1.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Astoria. The seismic activity was recorded at precisely 5:45 a.m., according to the United States… Read more »