Walk Into History At Flushing Meadows

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief Last year, Queens celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 event. To commemorate, thousands came to the former fairgrounds at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. But while some icons from that fair remain – the Unisphere and New York State Pavilion […]

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Queensboro Symphony Orchestra Readies Debut

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer The “World’s Borough’s” newest ensemble, the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, is gearing up for their first performance this Sunday, March 22. Founded by Korean-born conductor Dong-Hyun Kim, the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra is the young maestro’s third time forming, sustaining and leading a full symphonic orchestra. He previously did the same with […]

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York Track Takes Second In CUNY Meet

For the second consecutive year, the York College Men’s Track and Field team had another solid performance at the City University of New York Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, which took place at the New Balance Track & Field Center, finishing second overall. The Cardinals fell short to City College at the meet last Sunday at […]

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Queens World Film Festival Returns This March

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Beginning next week, the fifth annual Queens World Film Festival will showcase 117 short and feature films – 19 made here in Queens – with daily screenings at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City and PS 69 in Jackson Heights. Kicking off […]

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Student Bakes His Way To A Scholarship

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer When Luis Mendez attempted to bake a lemon scented cake topped with crème fraiche, chopped macadamia nuts and a lemon basil sorbet for the first time he could not get the sorbet to freeze up. As the clock ticked away during America’s Best High School Chef Competition, he began to […]

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An ‘All-Star’ Effort Raises for Autism

BY MICHAEL STAHL Staff Writer Proud parents, excited siblings, and beaming teachers packed a performance space at All-Star Studios in Forest Hills on Sunday to see students shimmy and shake their way through a dance team showcase that doubled as an Autism Speaks fundraiser kickoff event. Thirty-one girls aged seven to 14 twice performed an […]

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FDNY Faces Irish Cops At MSG

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer The FDNY Bravest Boxing team is lacing up its gloves to lead off St. Patrick’s Day with a night of professional and amateur boxing at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 14. The event titled “McMayhem in Midtown” will feature the Garda Siochana’ boxing team of the Irish […]

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