Queens Symphony Director Steps Down

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer After eight years with the Queens Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Kitsopoulos is taking a final bow. Kitsopoulos was only the third director to lead the QSO in its more than 60-year history, according to the QSO. Since he took the position in 2006, he has focused largely on international art […]

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Red Storm Looks Strong Against Providence

When the season began, D’Angelo Harrison, Rysheed Jordan and Chris Obekpa were expected to lead the Johnnies and improve their NBA draft stock. Instead, it’s been Sir’Dominic Pointer leading the way, playing himself into the Big East Player of the Year conversation. “I’m just trying to help my team out right now,” Pointer said after […]

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Parks Art Award Comes To Court Square

Local emerging artists have the opportunity to see their work on display at Court Square Park through a Parks Dept. grant. The annual Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award provides a grant and outdoor space for a sculpture installation to an emerging artist from the City. CWEAA changes location each year and is now coming to […]

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Interactive Public Art Up In Sunnyside

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A colorful new public art piece is up in Sunnyside, displaying and transforming a familiar message. The piece by Brooklyn artist Margeaux Walter, uses a vacant billboard to play on the “Keep Calm and Carry On” slogan that was born from World War II propaganda efforts and has since exploded […]

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Punk Band Bayside To Play Best Buy Theater

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you are a fan of punk rock, there is a show this spring that is not to be missed. Queens punk band Bayside is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a countrywide tour, including a date at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan. The four-piece will also reissue their latest […]

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St. John’s-Duke Rivalry Has Storied History

For the Blue Devils, it means playing in “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” For the Red Storm, it’s a chance for a statement victory. The fact that St. John’s and Duke aren’t conference opponents doesn’t get in the way of some great games. “I think there is extra motivation playing Duke, because they are a […]

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Queens Cop Writes Book On Early NYPD Era

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While the NYPD has an essential role in the day-to-day life of New York City, not many people know how it got started. One NYPD lieutenant is looking to change that with his latest book. NYPD Lt. Bernard Whalen released “The NYPD’s First Fifty Years: Politicians, Police Commissioners and Patrolmen” […]

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Yum Is Right!

Yum Is Right!

King Yum 181-08 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows (718) 380-1918 Cuisine: Chinese Credit Card: Yes Reservations: Yes Hours: Sunday to Thursday Noon to 9:30 p.m., Friday Noon to Midnight, Saturday Noon to 11:30 p.m. www.kingyumrestaurant.com At some restaurants, no matter what you order, you wind up with a delicious, rewarding and filling meal. That is the […]

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