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Hip-Hop celebration comes to 5 Pointz Sunday

August 9, Staff Report
A celebration marking the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop is scheduled to take place at 5 Pointz on Sunday. DJ Kool Herc, who arguably pioneered Hip-Hop, will perform “Back to the Roots”. The story goes that 40 years ago Clive Campbell (aka DJ Kool Herc) created Hip-Hop after he brought two turntables and a microphone to a birthday party for his sister,…

Shark found on the N train

August 8, Staff Report
A number of Astoria-bound N-train riders discovered a shark on the subway in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The shark was first noticed when a rider got on at the 34th Street station at around 12:30 am,…

Man walks into Court Square Diner, takes cash

August 7, Staff Report A man walked into the Court Square Diner on Monday and helped himself to some cash, according to police. The man was caught on surveillance tape sneaking in the unlocked side door at the 45-30 23rd St.…

New diner to open in Queens Plaza

August 6, By Christian Murray
A new diner will be opening in Queens Plaza that will cater to local residents as well as office workers. Queens & Paupers, which will be located at 27-08 Queens Blvd South, aims to be an old-style diner that is open from morning ‘til late.…

Western Beef about to get the chop

August 6, By Christian Murray
A well known Steinway Street beef store is expected to close, as developers are likely buy the property. The site, where Western Beef is located, is on the market for $17 million and is likely to be snapped up by developers.…

New lunch venue to open near Queens Plaza

August 5, Staff Report
A large eatery/salad bar is about to open near Queens Plaza. Cranberry, which is located at 42-51 Hunter Street, will primarily be a lunch-time salad bar.  The establishment will offer everything from salads, pastas, Mexican fare to pizza.…

Family-fun movies to play at Gantry Plaza State Park

August 5, Staff Report
The New York State Parks Dept. is hosting a series of family-fun films at Gantry Plaza State Park every Thursday in August. The films will screen at sunset on the Main Lawn, which overlooks the East River.…