New Service Disruptions

At the MTA and Transit Wireless announcement for expanded subway wireless and WiFi service, the two partners set up a demonstration of the new underground connectivity that wasn’t quite worthy of an Apple presentation. Steve Morello, MTA Counselor to the Chairman, joined the press conference, which took place last Thursday at Long Island City’s Court […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Saturn Unleashed

Musicians Of Queens: Saturn Unleashed

If you want to hear some creative, memorable instrumental rock from Queens, then you should listen to Saturn Unleashed. With sharp, varied guitar tones, slippery bass lines and drumming that goes outside the lines, this Jackson Heights band is not to be missed. Coming together from two separate high school music projects, Saturn Unleashed consists […]

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Taking the Plunge

Former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. showed that he cared Friday night when he took part in a dunk tank fundraiser at Katch Brew & Grill in Astoria. Folks lined up to try and drop the former public safety chair, who was raising money for Shareing & Careing, a one stop organization providing cancer support services […]

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Queens Train Stations In Need

Two subway stations in Queens are among the most in need of repairs, according to a report released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli last week. According to the report, the Seneca Avenue station along the M line in Ridgewood and the 52 Street stop along the 7 line in Woodside are in the top five […]

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New Restaurant Row Ravaged

Some new restaurants are leaving a bad taste in Queens’ mouth. A QConf tipster spied this sign on 59th Avenue at the Queens Center Mall. The sign commends Miller’s Ale House and Dallas BBQ for responsible building practices, while declaring Olive Garden, Joe’s Crab Shack and Longhorn Steakhouse – the three tenants of Elmhurst’s new […]

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An Extra Life

Who said playing video games is bad for your health? On Oct. 25, tens of thousands of people will be playing video games during a 24-hour marathon to raise money for sick and injured children throughout the United States and Canada. Last year, $4 million were raised through the Extra Life marathon to benefit Children’s […]

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Musicians Of Queens: The Bone Chimes

Musicians Of Queens: The Bone Chimes

It can be tough finding the right band in New York City. Besides finding people with a similar vision as you, there’s also the matter of chemistry. Even if the musicians are aligned musically and socially, they just may not have that essential vibe. Tobi D’Amore struggled with finding the right musicians for a couple […]

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Halloran Speaks In Brooklyn?

Former City Councilman Dan Halloran is making his first public appearance since he was convicted in July for his role in a political corruption scheme. He will be discussing his ongoing court battle and what he learned during his time on the City Council at LiberyFest NYC on Saturday in Brooklyn. The purpose and goals […]

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Queens Filming Goes Crazy

At Community Board 2’s monthly meeting last Thursday, many residents said that they’re getting fed up with filming. Several renowned movies and films have recently shot scenes in Western Queens, such as “Nurse Jackie” and “Orange is the New Black,” bringing excitement and big names to the Borough but taking street space in the process. […]

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