October, 2016

Long Island City

Queensboro Dance Festival celebrates a thriving artistic community

When dancer and choreographer Karesia Batan moved to Long Island City 10 years ago, she initally found it difficult to get in touch with the area’s creative community. Comment

September, 2016


Elmhurst dancer overcomes injuries and launches a new phase of her career

An injury to a dancer often results in the end of a career, but for Alice Wu, 18, it was just the beginning. Comment

April, 2016


Bayside High and senior center celebrate 80th birthdays with prom

The overhead lights of the auditorium in Bayside’s Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center had been dimmed to strike the mood for the senior prom. Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” faded in over the speakers as students from Bayside High School slow danced with senior citizen community members. Erin Brennan, the senior center’s program director, beamed as a student and a senior shuffled together on the dance floor. Comment

March, 2016

Long Island City

Jessica Lang Dance is moving to LIC

The Long Island City arts and culture scene is about to add another institution. Comment

January, 2016

Long Island City

Long Island City’s doyenne of dance faces crippling rent hike

In Long Island City, a once-thriving artist community is fighting for its very existence because of crippling rent hikes, while the area still enjoys the top arts destination billing for Queens. Comments (3)
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