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July, 2018

QueensLine

Queensline: JFK Airport opened in July 1948

Welcome to July 1948! Comment

June, 2018

QueensLine

Actor Robert Davi has stayed true to his Queens roots

Born on June 26, 1951 and raised in Astoria, Robert Davi is an actor, singer, writer and director perhaps best known for his vivid portrayal of a colorful assortment of Hollywood villains, thugs and tough guys. In a film and television career spanning over 40 years, Davi has appeared in TV series from “Charlie’s Angels” and “St. Elsewhere” to “Criminal Minds,” among the 130 films on the silver Comment
Editorial

A historic weekend in Queens

Queens added to its rich past with a historic weekend. Comment
QueensLine

June 1964: Queens College disappearance, civil rights drama and Mets’ marathon double-header

Welcome to June 1964! Comment

May, 2018

QueensLine

Walt Whitman spent part of the 1830s in Queens

Born Walter Whitman on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, N.Y., Walt Whitman was a quintessentially American poet, essayist and journalist. He is best remembered for his collection of poetry “Leaves of Grass,” an American epic that champions and identifies with the common man. Comment
QueensLine

Heading to the past for a look to the future

Welcome to May 1886. Comments (2)
Willets Point

Memories of Willets Point

The transportation system in New York City is typically abominable. Comments (4)

April, 2018

QueensLine

Longtime NBA player, executive has Forest Hills roots

Born on April 24, 1955, in Satu Mare, Romania, Ernie Grunfeld is currently the president of the NBA’s Washington Wizards. Comment
Woodhaven

Woodhaven pop-up museum will launch in May

A pop-up museum on the history of Woodhaven is set to launch in May. Comment
QueensLine

A look back to April 1963 in Queens

This is the way it was in April 1963 in Queens. Comment

March, 2018

Hundreds of LaGuardia Community College students stood shoulder to shoulder with the trailblazers of the borough’s LGBTQ civil rights movement Monday afternoon for the opening of a new exhibit called “The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens” located in the college’s historic Hall of Flags in Joseph Shenker Hall. Comments (5)
QueensLine

Roosevelt, the rails and more in 1937 Queens

In 1937, the nation was still in the grip of the Great Depression, a period in our history where the economy all but collapsed and one in four workers was unemployed. Comment
Astoria

Demolition work begins on historic Astoria house

Demolition work began on a house once belonging to a family of classical music legends and contemporaries of the Steinway family after a drawn-out effort to save the unofficial landmark. Comments (4)

February, 2018

QueensLine

No. 7 train adds cars, push to make Long Island a state and more in February 1950

Its February 1950 and the No. 7 Train is adding new cars. The maroon cars with wide beige strips above and below windows will help glamorize the Flushing Line. Cooling fans and heat will be governed by thermostats sensitive to car temperature changes, including shifts brought about by an increase or decrease of passengers. Comment
Flushing

Queens Library honors 19th century Flushing philanthropist

Queens Library celebrated Black History Month by honoring 19th century Flushing philanthropist and educator Mary Shaw. Comments (2)

January, 2018

History

Mayor accepts recommendations on handling controversial statues

The statue of a physician who operated on women without their consent will be moved, but the Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park will stay put. Comments (1)

Classifieds

Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.
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