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The Kingsland Homestead’s newly renovated porch was dedicated Oct. 17 to the late Joseph Brostek, who had served as a longtime trustee and leader for the Queens Historical Society since 2014.
Brostek passed away March 25, 2020 at the age of 87.
Queens can have more history than one realizes — provided one knows where to look.
And the folks from the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood will be leading a walking tour of history hidden in plain sight on Sept. 26. The itinerary? Stockholm Street, with its architecture, its past, and its impact on New York City since the 1800s.
Welcome to Woodhaven: home of the itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini.
Sunshine pop icon Brian Hyland was a Woodhaven teenager when his feel-good swimsuit anthem became the No. 1-charting song in at least seven different countries around the world. He hasn’t forgotten his roots.
People came out to dance to some R&B and jazz music, eat jerk chicken and find some deals on sunglasses, head wraps and other items from vendors on the 25th anniversary of the Jamaica Arts and Music Festival, a 10-block street fair, which was held on Aug. 7.
“We had an amazing amount of traffic. People called and asked, ‘Is it going to be on the Avenue? Is it going to be outside?’” said Tyra Emerson, the executive director of Cultural Collaborative Jamaica, one of the main sponsors of the event, which typically has 100,000 in foot traffic.