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Jamaica

Homeless playwright brings his work to Manhattan stage

Garrett Buhl Robinson calls the two-star hotel where he lives in Jamaica the shelter. Published Mar 18, 2016
Flushing

Art comes to life around the borough

An art intervention can happen anywhere. Published Nov 12, 2015
Flushing

Songs in the key of freedom

This past weekend, Lefrak Concert Hall resonated with the messages of forgiveness, reconciliation and understanding as two of South Africa’s musical icons, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, celebrated two decades since the end of apartheid. Published Mar 3, 2015
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway rabbi pleads not guilty in misused special ed funds case: DA

A Far Rockaway rabbi and three colleagues allegedly pocketed $12.4 million allocated for preschool special education services at a Cornaga Avenue nonprofit and funneled it to personal purchases, from kosher catering for Orthodox camps to a $30,000 plumbing job, the Queens DA said. Published May 18, 2014
New Voices

Queens Museum exhibit showcases provocative artwork

For the next month, the Queens Museum will host the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective’s yearly visual arts exhibition, titled “A Bomb, with Ribbon Around It.” The name refers to a critique of the works of Frida Kahlo, whose artistic style and complex identity flew in the face of her contemporaries. Published Dec 30, 2013
Flushing

Elusive Bowne HS bird could be enjoying Flushing dating game

The wayward peacock who has been comically eluding authorities after escaping from John Bowne High School several weeks ago may just be looking for love. Published Aug 29, 2012
Food

Dining Out: Dinner at the Farm series is a Queens locavore’s delight

On a recent Wednesday night in September, we dined al fresco against the backdrop of fecund fields of vegetables, while being eyed suspiciously by an itinerant chicken and catching the occasional whiff of fresh manure. Did this happen at some bucolic paradise in upstate New York? Uh-uh. It was right here in our own fair borough at the Queens County Farm Museum. Published Sep 30, 2010

Mysterious dogs sent on wild goose chase at Fort Totten

Dogs made of bark that cannot bite have been popping up around Fort Totten to scare off gaggles of geese, but no city agency has yet to come forward to take credit for placing the pretend pooches at the historic fort. Published Jul 31, 2010
Opinion

Our History: Boro love of ice skating began in the 19th century by dancer

A sight or sound can take you back to another time, especially at this time of year with cold, crisp days and the possibility of snow falling. Memories return of pastimes triggered by the sight of a small pond once nestled in a forest. Published Feb 10, 2010

Day Tripping Outside Queens

Entering Murray’s Cheese, at 257 Bleecker St., one is confronted by the strong odor of a multitude of different cheeses. Thick, triangular wedges, round balls, cone-shapes — a vast selection of cheeses from around the world is displayed behind a glass counter, on shelves lining the back wall and in the floor-to-ceiling refrigerator at the back of the store. Published Jun 18, 2003

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