Astoria ‘Saw Lady’ Works On Richard Gere Film

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of Astoria’s musical stars put her talents to use in an upcoming Richard Gere film. The music of Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz contributes to the soundtrack for “Time Out Of Mind,” a movie that looks at the day-to-day desperation of homelessness in New York City. Gere plays George, who […]

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Public Theater Brings The Bard To LIC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Shakespeare paid a visit to the Fortune Society and its clients Tuesday afternoon. The Fortune Society is a Long Island City-based nonprofit that supports reentry to society and the workforce for the formerly incarcerated. Alongside services such as job training, substance abuse treatment and housing support, the organization makes […]

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Have A Happy Halloween In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer It is that spooky time of year again. Halloween is right around the corner, taking place on the last Friday of October. As is the case every year, there are many fun activities for Queens residents to enjoy. This coming weekend, the Queens Zoo will offer two days of Halloween […]

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Red Storm Ready For Hoops Season

The Kansas City Royals have received national attention for making their first playoff appearance since 1985. That was the same year that Ronald Reagan began his second term as president and Marty McFly went back to 1955. It was also the last time that St. John’s made the Final Four. Although a Final Four appearance […]

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Resorts World Hosts Comic Convention

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer If you were among the ones unable to attend New York Comic Con earlier this month, you will have a chance to make up for it later this year. Resorts World Casino will host its first comic book convention, called “Winter Con.” The event will take place over the course […]

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CMJ Festival Set To Rock NYC

BY LUIS GRONDA AND JOE MARVILLI Staff Writers New York City is about to turn into a music heaven once again, with the College Music Journal Marathon starting on Tuesday. Beginning on Oct. 21, the CMJ fest is five days of almost non-stop music shows at venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The festival features more […]

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Fall Fun At Long Island Aquarium

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead has a variety of upcoming events for all ages to celebrate Halloween and the fall season. On Nov. 1, it is hosting the first Bats, Barnacles and Broomsticks Halloween party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The party will have trick […]

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E.J. Simon To Read At Hometown Bookstore

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Next week at the Astoria Bookshop, “Death Logs In.” Queens native E.J. Simon will be stopping by his hometown bookstore to read from and discuss his novel of that title, the sequel to his debut “Death Never Sleeps.” The pair of thrillers center on two brothers: a straight-laced CEO […]

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