HPPC Pres Plots Upcoming Season

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Long Island City residents can expect more movies and new events from the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy this season. HPPC was formed last year after the Friends of Gantry broadened its mission to include more of the area’s waterfront, particularly Hunters Point South Park. With an eye towards the growth […]

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Chaotic Fun With Friends At Indiecade East

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer In most video games, defeating an enemy is the last you will ever see of them, but in Golden Ruby Games’ upcoming Extreme Exorcism, each enemy you take down will come back to haunt you. The Manhattan-based team of Mike Christatos and Andy Wallace were at Indiecade East at the […]

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Hundreds of Kids Get Fit at Glendale Complex

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Hundreds of kids from Queens and the rest of the City were getting quality exercise time on their day off from school. The Woodside-based Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation is hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament this week in every Borough except Staten Island. They kicked the festivities off on […]

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Handmade Dumpling Spot Opens In Sunnyside

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer A popular Brooklyn dumpling spot opened a second location in Sunnyside on Sunday. Dumplings & Things will bring authentic Chinese dumplings, noodles and rice dishes to the neighborhood. Owned by siblings Lorraine and Sam Li, the restaurant is located at 45-26 46th St. According to Lorraine Li, the Sunnyside location […]

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South Queens Scenes Shown At Casino

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer For Madeline Lovallo, the art being displayed at Resorts World Casino is a culmination of 40 years of putting paintbrush to canvas. Beginning Feb. 9 and running through the end of March, scenes of neighborhood relics Lovallo has painted will be shown on the second floor of the casino, across […]

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Astoria Bookshop Launches Popup At Q.E.D

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Two cultural hotspots in Astoria have partnered to expand the neighborhood’s literary scene. The Astoria Bookshop announced last week the launch of a pop-up book store at Q.E.D., a venue and educational center that opened last fall. The pop-up will feature works catering to the region’s expanding artistic community. […]

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Indie Game Conference Returns To Astoria

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer For the third year, IndieCade East will be setting up at the Museum of the Moving Image, from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. The three-day conference will include talks, panels, workshops, exhibits and games throughout the museum, all focused on the community of designers, thinkers and players of independently made […]

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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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