NYC Spotlights Immigrant Arts And Edu.

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Continuing its effort to dismantle a “Tale of Two Cities” economic chasm in New York, the City Council has introduced new priorities in cultural funding. Last Wednesday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the creation of a Cultural Immigrant Initiative, aimed at bolstering cultural funding that targets the City’s […]

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Bacon And Beer Are Returning To Citi Field

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Queens residents will get a second chance to enjoy alcohol with a side of bacon next year. The Bacon and Beer Classic is coming back to Citi Field next year and this time, you will be able to see both of New York’s baseball teams play as you enjoy delicious […]

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Star Red Hawk Signs With Dominican

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer He has the stature of LeBron James, a relentless work ethic, and now, a scholarship to shoot hoops at a four-year college. Charles Williams is the star center of the LaGuardia Community College Red Hawks basketball team, which first hit the courts in the fall of 2013. As LaGuardia announced […]

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New Book Highlights Central Queens Celebs

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Forest Hills resident and historian is coming out with a book highlighting the famous natives that have come out of the central Queens neighborhood. Michael Perlman will release a book next year titled “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park,” taking a look at several well-known people that […]

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Book Maps Paths In Queens Neighborhoods

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While Queens offers its residents so much diversity, culture and history, seeing it all can be a challenge. With so much to do, where should you start? Fortunately, a new walking guide to the Borough should help anyone with this problem. “Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, […]

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Ja Rule And Fat Joe To Play Resorts World

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Two hip hop stars of the past are coming to Resorts World Casino this weekend to throw down those rhymes that many people love. Ja Rule and Fat Joe will be playing a show this Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at 8 p.m. Both artists were in their prime during the […]

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‘Orange’ Star Coming To LIC’s Chain Stage

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A holiday fundraiser at the Chain Theatre brings Barbara Rosenblat to Long Island City, in the form of 14 different characters. The “Orange is the New Black” star – she plays Miss Rosa on the hit Netflix series –  will perform a staged reading of Jane Wagner’s “The Search for […]

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Queens Band Selected To Tour Venezuela

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens band will represent American culture during a tour of Venezuela early next year. The U.S. Embassy in the South American country selected Street Beat Brass Band for a tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The band, which has three members from Queens, will be musical ambassadors as […]

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Pearl Jam Fundraiser Scheduled For Jan. 8

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The effort to bring Pearl Jam to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium has its first fundraiser scheduled. The PearlJamForestHills movement will have its first in-person fundraising event on Jan. 8 at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens. The fundraiser’s founder, Daniel Sheffer, said it is an opportunity for Pearl Jam […]

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