Students can get a chance to be published in Queens literary journal.
Sunnyside and Forest Hills are both having a restaurant week for the first time.
In recent years, new reading series and book stores have emerged in Queens.
With already existing artistic institutions and writers living or working in the borough these new additions are helping to make literature in Queens more visible.
Here is a map of the events this month.
For the first time people from various parts of the Queens disparate literary circles met at the Queens Literary Town Hall. The event took place at Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space in Astoria on October 18.
First Tuesdays, a monthly open mic reading series at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, offers literary translators, who are usually left out of the spotlight, a chance to step up to the microphone.
This Sunday will be the last day of 30th Avenue’s Restaurant Week and I’ve created a nifty interactive map help you find your way around.
Click on a spot or toggle the box on the upper left side to find out the deals for each location.
Queens is legendary for having an array of cuisines representing food from across the world. And from now to Thursday you can enjoy three-course dinners at $28 or get lunch for $14 from dozens of restaurants in the borough.
The citywide diabetes-related deaths reached an all time high in 2011 and made up 10.8 percent of all city’s mortalities, according to a report by the city published this month.
That’s close to double what it was in 1990 when it was only 6 percent. This was happening at a time when the overall number of deaths in the city was decreasing.
Community District 12 (CD12), which encompasses Jamaica and St. Albans, had the highest number of diabetes-related deaths (182) in Queens in 2011, according to a report by the city. It also had the highest diabetes-related death rate (82.2) in the borough.
A Queens writer is trekking across the borough asking random people on the street, outside stores and inside colleges to jot down a line of poetry using a manual typewriter as part of a quest for a borough-wide epic.
Gabriel Cabrera’s “Traveling Typewriter” project aims to publish a collaborative poem as an e-book or chapbook, bringing together the myriad voices in Queens.