Queens Museum Appoints New Director

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Museum has a new leader at its helm. The Board of Trustees named Laura Raicovich as the museum’s new president and executive director. Her appointment came after a national search that was the result of the departure of former director Tom Finkelpearl, who left to become the Commissioner […]

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EDC Hosts Queens Restaurant Week Kickoff

BY LUIS GRONDA     Staff Writer Several restaurants got to showcase their delicious cuisine at the kickoff of Queens Restaurant Week. The Queens Economic Development Corp. launched its annual Queens Restaurant Week at Atlas Park in Glendale Monday afternoon. The event served as a celebration of the diverse food Queens has to offer and encouraged […]

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Rubie’s Introduces Its New Mega Store

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Visitors to Rubie’s Costume Company’s newly renovated store in Richmond Hill are welcomed by life-size superhero statues and a variety of animatronics, including a gigantic troll, which comes to life every 15 minutes to tell children how hungry he is and invite them to his home for dinner. In September, […]

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Artists Rebuild Sandy-Torn Studio In LIC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer As much of New York remains shattered by Superstorm Sandy, two artists are putting the pieces back together. Eddie Rehm and Kenneth Ian Husband have collected what remains of their shared art studio, torn apart by the 2012 storm, and rebuilt it as an installation entitled “Misappropriation of a Modern […]

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Op-Ed: Jamaica A Showcase For Housing Goals

BY GREATER JAMAICA DEVELOPMENT CORP. Downtown Jamaica is a thriving retail, residential, civic, cultural, educational and regional government center. With its central location in Queens served by a regional transit hub with easy connection to Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and JFK International Airport, Jamaica’s downtown has exceptional potential for becoming a showplace for Mayor de […]

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CB2 Approves Silvercup West Renewals

CB2 Approves Silvercup West Renewals

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Silvercup Studios’ stalled plans for a $1 billion, six-acre waterfront development got a jolt from Community Board 2 last week. CB2 overwhelmingly voted to approve a handful of special permit renewals for the project, which would bring eight soundstages, three towers, studio space and a waterfront esplanade and plazas to […]

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Freight Train Derails in Maspeth

Freight Train Derails in Maspeth

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A freight train derailed Wednesday night in Maspeth, spilling almost 100 gallons of fuel. The train derailed at 60th Lane and Eliot Avenue at around 7 p.m. on the tracks running underneath the intersection. The FDNY and the NYPD arrived at the scene soon after it derailed to attend to […]

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