Main image photo credit: Lefrak City Pool. Long Island Daily Press, ca. 1975.
How hot is your summer? What do you do to cool down? Where do you go? What do you love (or hate) about summer in the city?
Explore these “hot topics” while enjoying an exhibition of historic… READ MORE
Queens Public Library’s Queens Memory Project has embarked on an ambitious, new participatory digital archiving project—and we’re seeking your input.
The recently launched Queens Name Explorer map unlocks the history behind our borough’s named places—including streets,… READ MORE
He did such a wonderful job last year, we’re excited to welcome back the one and only Torae as host and MC for the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands!Born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Torae’s career has spanned several parts of the hip hop industry: he’s been a rapper,… READ MORE
For the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands, we’re welcoming back last year’s crowd favorites, Global Warming. Global Warming started out in 2012 at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens. Though it began as a fun side project, they were soon overwhelmed by demand for… READ MORE
Next up in Battle of the Bands Spotlights, we’ve got Noise on 93rd. Getting their start in a basement located in Queens Village, Noise on 93rd have honed a unique sound, taking inspiration from the very best of boundary-pushing '90s alternative rock, the melodies of indie pop,… READ MORE