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In #Queens step back in…

In #Queens step back in…

In #Queens step back in time to the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs on an April 8 walking tour exploring the fairs’ end… https://t.co/glT9tnPygT [Full Story…]

Queens Drag Queen Films Cooking Show on Flip Camera

Queens Drag Queen Films Cooking Show on Flip Camera

Unlike many of the large production cooking shows, drag queen Soraya Sobriedad films her show on healthy Puerto Rican cuisine from the comfort of her cramped apartment kitchen in Queens with a small Flip camera. The camera is operated by his neighbor and episodes are unscripted. Sobriedad, also [Full Story…]

Queens Group to Open Co-Working Space

Queens Group to Open Co-Working Space

A group of three Astorians are planning to open a communal work space early next year for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and stay-at-home employees in the area. According to the NY Daily News, one of the organizers and at-home software developer, Nelson Ramirez said, "You can only go to a Starbucks so [Full Story…]

NYPD Security Cameras Lacking in Bronx

NYPD Security Cameras Lacking in Bronx

Residents of the Bronx say that their security is being ignored. According to the NY Daily News, 492 locations in the city are equipped with camera boxes, and there are two NYPD cameras in each box. Currently, Manhattan has 177 boxes, Brooklyn has 153, Queens has 77, the Bronx has 43, and Staten [Full Story…]

Queens Tech Meetup 2 Tomorrow at Hunter’s Point Plaza

Queens Tech Meetup 2 Tomorrow at Hunter's Point Plaza

Tomorrow the Queens Tech Meetup 2 is taking place, and will be host to the following presenters: Charlie O'Donnell-Founder of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and also works as a Community Builder and Venture Capitalist. Was also part of the original investment team at Union Square Ventures with Fred [Full Story…]

Queens Graduates Head to DC To Showcase Their Smartphone Apps

Queens Graduates Head to DC To Showcase Their Smartphone Apps

A group of newly graduated students from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood are heading to a Washington DC conference tomorrow to showcase the smartphone applications they developed during their senior year. The apps range from games to service based programs, and some have been downloaded [Full Story…]

#FathersDay – National GeekDad Day Event Taking Place Today at NY Hall of Science

#FathersDay - National GeekDad Day Event Taking Place Today at NY Hall of Science

For Father's Day today,  the NY Hall of Science in Queens is hosting National GeekDad Day. The event takes place in the inventor's workshop where participants can use old building materials and loose parts to design inventions.  This event is part of WIRED's National GeekDad Day celebration that [Full Story…]

Queens Tech Meetup to Hold Inaugural Event Tonight at 7 p.m.

Queens Tech Meetup to Hold Inaugural Event Tonight at 7 p.m.

Taking place tonight at 7 p.m. at Hunter's Point Plaza in Long Island City, Queens will be the inaugural meeting for the Queens Tech Meetup.  Hosted by Alexis Ohanian, co-Founder of reddit,  Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, and Songza,  the purpose for creating this new meetup is "to build a [Full Story…]

NYTimes Queens Subscribers Get Rejected Because of Hyphens

NYTimes Queens Subscribers Get Rejected Because of Hyphens

The New York Times has kept its print business going, despite other newspaper businesses converting to full digital. However, according to the MediaPost, The Times' website is rejecting addresses that contain hyphens, which are very common in Queens, NY. When the site rejects a hyphenated address, [Full Story…]

NY Immigrant Communities Still Renting VHS Tapes

NY Immigrant Communities Still Renting VHS Tapes

For the older immigrant communities in NY, VHS tapes have not replaced DVDs. Store owners in Queens and Harlem hold on to these tapes in hopes of either selling the cassettes or renting them to those in the immigrant community still interested in this technology. According to The New York Times, [Full Story…]

Shapeways Opening New Plant in Queens

Shapeways Opening New Plant in Queens

Shapeways, an NY tech startup which helps customers make, buy and sell products via their 3D printing platform, is opening up a new manufacturing plant in Long Island City this summer.  Eventually, the factory could employ up to 80 workers, according to NY Daily News. Shapeways gives artists and [Full Story…]

Queens Newspaper Offers Competitive Pay Wall — Since 2003

Queens Newspaper Offers Competitive Pay Wall -- Since 2003

With big names like The New York Times, Newsday and The Wall Street Journal all with digital subscriptions for their readers, one NY community newspaper has had a functional paywall since 2003 -- The Wave.  The paper, one of the city's oldest since 1893, serves the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. For [Full Story…]

NY Sen. Schumer Blames National Park Service for Kaufman Studio Delays

NY Sen. Schumer Blames National Park Service for Kaufman Studio Delays

Today during a speech at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, NY Senator Chuck Schumer said that the National Park Service is holding up efforts that would expand the lot, namely in an efforts to build an outdoor movie studio.  The proposed studio had been given initial approval by the park service, [Full Story…]

Cox: Tech World Can Learn from Electronic Quartet Kraftwerk

Cox: Tech World Can Learn from Electronic Quartet Kraftwerk

Since Tuesday, Kraftwerk, the groundbreaking German electronic outfit, have been performing at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City.  According to an op-ed written by Rob Cox, "ultimately, success in technology – as in art – is derived from the expression of big ideas, not simply a mastering of its [Full Story…]

NY Public Libraries Begin Shift to Digital

NY Public Libraries Begin Shift to Digital

The Queens, Brooklyn, and NY Public library systems are all in the process of creating a shift in how they serve their patrons; more specifically, a shift from books being the center of the locations. Rather, many of the libraries will be equipped with technology centers, large work spaces, artists' [Full Story…]