“Art in the Garden—Paul Lin: Botanical Therapeutic Art,” Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
(BPT) - Do your kitchen and bathrooms look a bit drab? If you don’t have the time or budget for a full remodel, there are still many simple updates you can do to refresh these spaces and invigorate each with impressive style. From affordable faucet updates to pretty paints, each takes one day or less to complete, instantly providing a dramatic effect.
An almost year-old altercation at a McDonald’s in Downtown Flushing was brought to light last week when four Korean-American groups held a demonstration outside the Main Street eatery.
James Jin Kim, 62, of Flushing claimed in a civil suit that he was yelled at and attacked by a McDonald’s employee after he complained last February that the coffee he ordered was taking too long. He wants $10 million in damages.
(BPT) - It’s the first week of 2015; a time when many people are deciding on and kicking off their New Year’s resolutions.
(BPT) - Feeling tired of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan meccas when on vacation? You’re not alone. Next year, travelers will choose smaller destinations and opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture. As daily life is increasingly hectic, people will want to unplug and relax without the stressors of a big city.
(BPT) - The start of a new year is the perfect time for making goals to improve your health and well-being. But too often, people make grand resolutions that are too lofty to accomplish. In fact, about half of men and women say they have made New Year’s resolutions they could not keep, according to an ORC International poll from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
(Family Features) A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal – including veggies – may be challenging, but it’s an important step to ensuring a well-rounded diet all day long.
(Family Features) Life is full of celebrations, especially during the festive holiday season. From small gatherings with co-workers to large family parties, having the right wine to give or to serve is the best way to make every occasion merry.
(Family Features) The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to go all out for your guests. From decor tips to hosting secrets, it only takes a few special tweaks to make your party the talk of the season.
(Family Feature) Stock up on pretty paper, ribbons, boxes and bows — the holiday season is here. This gift guide offers an assortment of unique ideas to help you mark those recipients off your list. Use it, and you’ll have your seasonal shopping duties all wrapped up in no time.
When a grand jury last week decided not to indict the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal hold, outrage spread across the country. Demonstrations sprang up in Garner’s neighborhood in Staten Island, around the city and as far as California. On Sunday, Jamaica became the latest scene for protesters to voice their anger over the grand jury’s controversial decision.
The demonstration was organized by the advocacy groups 100 Suits for 100 Men, based in Southeast Queens, and Youth Huddle, which is a part of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
(BPT) - While you're making resolutions and setting goals for the new year, consider adding updating the look of your home to your list. If your walls are looking a little dated, follow these five color suggestions to give your space a renewed look.
There are many dining options throughout Queens this holiday season, including, at top, Bungalow Bar and Restaurant on Rockaway Boulevard, where stockings for those who donated to a charity hang.
As we look forward to the joys of the holidays, it can be all too easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of the season and spend more than you can afford. According to a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, it is projected that the average household will spend $684 on gifts this year. But forgetting about your monetary realities, even for a moment, could leave you stuck with a financial hangover in the New Year. With some careful planning, attention to detail, and creative thinking, you can avoid getting caught with your finances out of order. Here are a few simple steps to follow:
Talk before you shop — Before you set out on your holiday shopping excursion, have an open and honest discussion with friends and family members about what you are each comfortable spending on each other this year. Having established price limits not only makes it easier to stick to a budget, but also relieves the pressure to overspend.
What happens if the dog eats your Christmas turkey and the house is wrecked, ala “A Christmas Story,” or you don’t celebrate the holiday?
Ordering Chinese food might be one of your best bets, simply because there are hundreds of restaurants throughout Queens.
There’s something about the winter holidays that makes everyone want some new clothes.
For shoppers who want to experience some holiday ambience while finding new clothing at good prices, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt recommends the Myrtle Avenue business district in Ridgewood.
It’s almost time to light the menorahs, spin the dreidels, and finish up last-minute shopping for Chanukah (or is it Chanukkah or, perhaps, Hanukkah?).
Picking out the perfect items can become at least as difficult as deciding upon the correct spelling of the holiday (which runs eight days, after all!), but there are several places around Queens that should have just what you’re looking for.
Gift-shoppers throughout Queens should take a cue from the holiday decorations already festooning streets throughout the borough: Elegant accessories are at the center of holiday fashion this season.
Thanks to jewelry trends, there are plenty of options for selecting the right ring, necklace, bracelet or other accessories.
The Queens Chronicle presents our Holiday Shopping & Dining Guide for your enjoyment.
After a day of holiday shoppping and dining, what could be better than coming in from the cold to watch some of the Christmas classics on TV with family or friends?
Sure, you can download or stream just about anything these days, but many still watch their favorites the old-fashioned way — when the networks air them (and certainly the advertisers prefer that).
There are 170 youngsters living at the Kings Inn Family Center in East Elmhurst, and despite their circumstances, they are all looking forward to Christmas and some presents from Santa Claus.
The children range in age from infant to 18 years old. They are away from home and their friends, in a strange environment, and don’t know what their futures hold.