Taste Of Sunnyside Back Under The 7

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A block-long buffet of dumplings, pub food, bubble tea, craft beers and more will sit under the 7 train in Sunnyside again this May. Taste of Sunnyside, presented by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, is back for another year under the train at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard. The […]

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Musician Of Queens: Kento Iwasaki

Musician Of Queens: Kento Iwasaki

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer For Elmhurst-based composer Kento Iwasaki, music has a narrative. The artist draws from a variety of musical and artistic traditions to create compelling songs that tell a story. Iwasaki’s works include everything from orchestral pieces, to narrated folktales, to performance pieces and accompanied spoken word. “I find gestures in music […]

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Casino Exhibit Brings Spring To Life

The Queens Botanical Garden will be displaying Spring Into Queens, an exclusive horticultural exhibit at Resorts World Casino that highlights floral works of art, for the entire month of April in the Red Wall Gallery. The gallery was designed by Garden staff member Shari Romar and members of the QBG Gallery Committee. The Garden is […]

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Bayside Boxer Triumphs At Golden Gloves

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Stepping into the ring at the Barclay’s Center on April 2, 25-year-old boxer Stylianos Kalamaras of Bayside was confident he would defeat his opponent Franklin Johnson and take the title as the 2015 New York Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion. With five victories under his belt – two by way […]

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Film Puts New Voices In Horror Genre

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer For a little more than a week, film fans have the chance to support a new horror film that will put underrepresented voices into the genre. “Paralysis,” written and directed by Rego Park-based filmmaker Robin Shanea Williams, is a short film that fans can contribute to online, at indiegogo.com/projects/paralysis, until […]

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LIC Gallery Celebrates Women Through Art

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer As a coda to Women’s History Month, a Long Island City art gallery curated a varied exhibit honoring women and meditating on women’s issues. The Conception Gallery in Long Island City’s Falchi Building held its opening night for the exhibit, called “Woman Up,” last Friday. Curated by Rachel Wilkins-Blum […]

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Boro Staple In ‘Deli Man’

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer If you were to ask Jay Parker, owner of Ben’s Best Kosher Gourmet Delicatessen in Rego Park, why he has devoted the last 31 years to serving customers in the community, he’d say it’s because of his ethical obligation – to provide thousands of New Yorkers with Kosher deli meats […]

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Heems’ Rhymes Are Queens Inspired

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Himanshu Suri, also known as Heems to those familiar with his music, has made it from the suburbs of Bellerose to a music career that is surging. Suri, who grew up in Bellerose and Glen Oaks, has risen to solo stardom with the release of his first full-length album “Eat […]

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