Inappropriate Plug?

In the midst of the Ebola craziness that has seemingly engulfed New York City in the past week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the chance to plug his recently-released memoir. During a press conference on Monday about the details regarding the Ebola quarantines, the Governor was joking about how people who are trapped in the quarantine […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Mariko

Musicians Of Queens: Mariko

Mariko writes music based on what is affecting her at the moment. She does not restrain herself by style or subject matter. Instead, her songs vary, creating a wide range of sounds and stories, each one just as compelling as the last. Just like New York City changes from block to block, Mariko’s records do […]

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

The front lawn of a house on 150th Street in Whitestone is decked out in a Ghostbusters setting for Halloween, with a bit of a twist. The heads of the team seem to be made up of politicians – John Kerry, Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy. No sign of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, […]

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Welcome Back!

One of the Borough’s own is back to play for one of the hometown teams. NFL wide receiver Kevin Ogletree signed a contract with the New York Giants, giving the team a little more depth at that position after losing star wide receiver Victor Cruz. Ogletree, 27, attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing before […]

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Surprises On The 7 Train

The Harlem Globetrotters treated 7 train riders to a free show recently as they dribbled up the Willets Point subway platform and onto the Manhattan bound subway. Unsuspecting riders were caught off guard by the talented ballspinners and vibrant personalities. A YouTube video, complete with the Globetrotter anthem, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” shows the entertainers spinning […]

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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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