March, 2017


Immortal words: Flushing poet to have his ode engraved in stone in Italian town

You don’t often hear about a former high school teacher from Flushing having his poem immortalized in marble by the patriarch of a prominent family living in Southern Italy. Comments (4)
St. Albans

Death of milkman on train tracks haunts poet’s memories of his youth

Nicole (Lucivero) Martini never met her grandfather Nick for whom she is named. Her brother Nicholas never met him either. Comments (14)

February, 2017

Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circus set to return this fall

Big Apple Circus has been saved and will continue its mission of helping disabled children. Comments (3)

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Museum of Moving Image shuts anti-Trump exhibit to protect public safety

The Museum of the Moving Image has closed the anti-Trump exhibit called “He Will Not Divide Us” after the museum deemed it a public safety hazard because of violent threats and many arrests. Comments (4)

Renaissance man’s vision created A Better Jamaica

A Better Jamaica, a non-profit organization created to strengthen the southeast Queens region, celebrated its 10th year anniversary on Jan. 31. Greg Mays, 55, founded the organization to improve the bond between residents in the area. Comment

Jamaica rapper breaks the mold

Jamaica author and rapper Robert Torrez — a.k.a. Sabor Latino — doesn’t write about the stereotypical fare of rap lyrics. Comment
Long Island City

Two LIC hotels offer residency programs to artists

The Queens Council on the Arts announced an open call to all borough-based artists to apply for a new residency program in partnership with two Long Island City hotels. The newly established QCA Art Hotel Residency will provide space for two artists to work in spaces inside the Z NYC Hotel and the Paper Factory Hotel for three months. Comments (1)

An ‘Om’ of your own

If recent presidential executive orders are causing hyperventilation, Manhattan’s Rubin Museum of Art — which celebrates the art and culture of the Himalayas and neighboring regions — is offering a way to slow down, take a deep breath, and say “Om.” Comment

Hollis born founder of WorldStarHipHop dies at 43

Lee O’Denat, the Hollis-born founder of the popular website WorldStarHipHop, died at age 43. Comments (2)

January, 2017


Flushing community prepares for Lunar New Year celebrations

The Flushing community is preparing to kick off the Year of the Rooster with Lunar New Year celebrations. Comments (3)

A bittersweet gingerbread giveaway

Children from all over the state came to the New York Hall of Science in Corona for the Gingerbread Lane Giveaway Monday. Comment

Bayside Council for the Arts to host ‘Literary Night on Bell Blvd’

What started out as a one-night writers’ showcase on Bell Boulevard got shut down by the snow Saturday. Comments (2)

Queens theater writer gives voice to anti-Trumpters in new production

Divisive and downright ugly from the first primary to the final tally, last year’s presidential election had supersized portions of the key ingredients one would expect to find in a meaty theatrical drama: conflict, contrast, and the quest for power. With these elements still very much in play after Nov. 8, the flabbergasted duo behind feminist theater company The Dirty Blondes had no question as to how they would answer the president-elect: Cancel the production booked for January and heed the call of an ominous new muse. Comments (3)

That’s ‘anOTHER’ story

A new play out of Queensborough Community College exploring what it means to be the “other” in America was selected to open the main stage performances at the regional-level Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival this week. Comment

Bayside Council for the Arts to hold Literary Night on Bell

The Bayside Council for the Arts will showcase readings from writers around the neighborhood Saturday. Comments (1)
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