The corn maze, an annual feature of the Queens County Fair, which is coming up at the Queens County Farm Museum, on Sept. 20 and 21 on the 74-acre working farm in Floral Park.
The ability to spend a few hours exploring culture from some of the country’s earliest history to some of its newest art is available to Queens residents without even crossing a river.
And with school starting, many of those listed here — which are not quite all Queens has to offer — have educational programs for those of all ages, and some discounted admission for students and school groups.
More than 200 residents gathered across the street from the Rochdale Village apartment complex on Tuesday night in an effort to rally their neighbors — and state officials — to make changes in governance and management.
Residents met in Holy Unity Baptist Church, saying the complex’s board of directors would not grant state Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) permission to have it on the grounds.
A rendering of the new playground that will be constructed next month in Hamilton Park in Hamilton Beach. The $40,000 project will be funded entirely by Resorts World Casino New York City, it was announced Monday.
An often-forgotten park on the shores of Jamaica Bay that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy is getting a fix up, thanks in part to a big donation from Resorts World Casino New York City.
The gaming facility, located about a mile away from the park, announced it will donate $40,000 to reconstructing the Hamilton Beach Playground in Hamilton Park. The playground, located on federal land between the A train subway tracks and Hawtree Creek, across from Charles Park, was devastated in Sandy and has not been repaired since.
For the second time this year, the defunct Parkway Hospital at 70-35 113 St. in Forest Hills has been auctioned off.
On Aug. 8, Auberge Grand Central, a Rego Park-based limited liability company, placed the winning $1 million bid on the former medical center, which closed in 2008, in Queens Civil Court.
A disintegrating sidewalk is just one of the problems in the College Point Corporate Park.
The Moore Homestead, 45th Avenue and Broadway, in Elmhurst, March 28, 1930. The telephone building at right still stands.
Queens has always been famous for historical properties but is equally famous for seeing them torn down in the name of progress. Here is one such case.
The Rev. John Moore, one of the earliest settlers of Newtown (now Elmhurst), arranged to buy land from the native Indians. Capt. Samuel Moore, his son, was granted 80 acres and built the center house here in 1661. The extension on the right was added years later.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and Queens Museum, on view thru November.
Incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella relishes his label as a maverick and is hoping it will carry him through to victory on Sept. 9.
That’s when the Democratic primary for the 11th state Senate District seat will be held. He will face former Comptroller John Liu and since no Republican is running in November, the primary victor will go to Albany for the next two years.
The U.S. Tennis Association has announced the opening night program for the US Open on Aug. 25, while defending US Open champ Rafael Nadal said Mondayhe has dropped out of the competition due to a wrist injury.
The opening night ceremony entertainment will include Fitz and the Tantrums performing a three-song set and will be surrounded by a video and lighting spectacle with projections of great US Open moments.The national anthem will be performed by the three Winans brothers, BeBe, Marvin and Carvin.
First off, I would like to thank outgoing Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner Terry Holliday for all he did for veterans. He was always available and did the best he could with the budget he was given. He will be missed.
One of the biggest problems for veterans in the outer boroughs is the location of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs. World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans are also senior citizens and have to travel into Lower Manhattan to get to MOVA, which means public transportation: walking and going up and down many stairs to get into Manhattan. Even if you could drive into the city, there is no place to park.
What we veterans need is easier access to MOVA. Each borough should have an office that veterans can get to locally, especially those who are handicapped.
We served our country. Many of us still serve our community. Why are veterans the last group of citizens to get the help and respect we deserve?
Though he is still just 22, Christopher Peguero of St. Albans has been building a resume of community service projects.
And with litter and dumped trash creating eyesores in many communities in Southeast Queens, forming the South East Queens Clean Up Group probably just came naturally to him.
A 32-year-old man was killed early Monday morning in a hit-and-run collision in Maspeth.
According to authorities, Karoll Grzegorczyk, of Ridgewood, was attempting to cross Fresh Pond Road in the middle of the block between 60th Drive and Eliot Avenue when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan traveling southbound on Fresh Pond Road shortly before 3 a.m.
It may be the dog days of August, but nothing seems to be slowing down for the summer in Woodhaven.
The monthly meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association drew a high-energy crowd to the Emanuel United Church of Christ on 91st Avenue Saturday morning.
A 55-year-old man from Suffolk County is facing hate crime charges for allegedly harassing a Sikh man in Ozone Park last month before intentionally running him over with his car.
Joseph Caleca, 55, of Setauket, LI was awaiting arraignment Tuesday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime, first-degree assault as a hate crime and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.
The new Queens Library board took further shape Tuesday, as Borough President Melinda Katz made her first appointment to the 19-seat body since she and Mayor de Blasio together purged eight members on July 23 in response to the controversy surrounding the institution.
The new member is Robert Santos of Sunnyside Gardens, who Katz said in a prepared statement “has had a long, wide-ranging career in higher education, cultural institutions, municipal government and construction.”
Flushing’s Pomonok Housing was once considered the crown jewel of the NYC Housing Authority, but some tarnish has accrued over decades of neglect, mismanagement and budget cuts, according to tenants.
Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, guided elected officials through the development last Thursday to show them the unkempt grounds, flooded parking lot, broken doors and overall lack of maintenance.
Sal Simonetti, an Ozone Park native, is Eric Ulrich’s new chief of staff.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) appointed a lifelong Ozone Park resident to be his new chief of staff last week.
Sal Simonetti, who has been president of the Our Neighbor’s Civic Association in Ozone Park for several years, was promoted to the post. He had previously served as deputy to Ulrich’s former chief of staff Rudy S. Giuliani, who resigned last week after he was appointed borough director at the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Build it Back Program, a position in which he will report directly to Amy Peterson, the head of the city’s Hurricane Sandy recovery program.
Some children dread the end of the summer, as they know the school year and all the homework that comes with it are just around the corner.
Other children love walking with their friends in the hallways and tackling challenging schoolwork.
More than three years ago, dignitaries, civic leaders and even some South Queens residents gathered under a tarp in the lot next to what was then known as the South Queens Boys & Girls Club at 110-04 Atlantic Ave. in Richmond Hill to put shovels in the ground. On that chilly rainy April day, they promised to be back in several years to welcome the first children into a bigger, better club.
On Tuesday, three years, four months and a name change since the first brick was laid, and in noticeably different weather conditions, the job was done — for the most part.
Area civic leaders remain concerned about the future of the Klein farm property in Fresh Meadows following its recent sale to a convicted felon who illegally tore down trees on the protected site.
Ziming Shen of Manhattan, who runs a preschool on the historic Klein property at 194-15 73 Ave., remains under house arrest for stealing funds designated for poor children’s lunches from his chain of Red Apple preschools.