Photo Galleries

October, 2015

Long Island City

World art treasures find a home in Queens

From visually compelling textiles, to figurative objects and ceremonial items, to vessels and masks, ancient artisans across the globe crafted and weaved items that were not only functional but expressed their deep-rooted relationship with nature and cosmology, and mirrored what they saw around them. Comment.

September, 2015

Long Island City

New take on ‘Richard III’ questions what is disability?

Rachel Handler grew up in southern New Jersey, but with dreams of becoming an actor she always had her sights set on the Great White Way. Comment.

Bushwig, a gender-bending performance event, settles into Ridgewood

The queens are heading to Queens. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Honey Week returns with slate of sweet treats

Brooklyn Grange is sweet on Queens. Comment.

August, 2015

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens theater troupe heads to the Caribbean

Hillcrest High student Nadia Butler was looking for more out of her school break than an endless marathon of Netflix viewing and daily doses of chat show host Wendy Williams’ “Hot Topics.” Comment.

July, 2015


Head outdoors, it’s showtime

Anyone who made it through a 10th-grade English class knows in Shakespeare’s time men performed the roles written for women. Comment.

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June, 2015

Forest Hills

Art and music mingle with coffee at Red Pipe Cafe

What goes great with coffee and tea? Live music, beautiful artwork and a relaxing ambiance. Comment.

May, 2015


Queens brings in Memorial Day Weekend with 11 parades

Queens celebrated Memorial Day weekend with 11 parades, more than any other borough in the city. Comment.
Little Neck

Little Neck parade pays special tribute to Vietnam War veterans

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is often touted as the largest such procession in the country. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s University holds its 145th commencement

Family, friends and faculty members gathered on the great lawn at St. John’s Sunday to salute 2,200 students Sunday at the university’s 145th graduation ceremony. Comment.

5Pointz reunion helps inspire beleaguered school

The old 5Pointz crew reunited this past weekend at August Martin High School in Jamaica, where they found plenty of walls for their aerosol street art and one giant cause. More than 100 artists came from as far as Texas and Japan and joined with a team of students, who came up with the idea, and painted their signature graffiti murals in hallways and stairwells as part of an effort to change the culture at the beleaguered school. Comments (1).

March, 2015

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens’ theater with a flavor of the islands

In April 2014, Hillcrest High School theater teacher Harlan Penn traveled to Guyana as part of a church mission, but took time to meet with several acting companies while there. Comment.

January, 2015

Rockaway Park

Rockaway Theatre Co. shows its younger side

Although they will most likely find it buried under a couple feet of snow, Dr. Seuss and his cavalcade of characters, including Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, plan to drop by Rockaway Beach next week. Comments (1).

Subway shutdown hits the third rail

The decision by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to shut down the subway system for the first time in its 110-year history because of a snowstorm is being questioned as elected officials defended the move. Comments (3).
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