More Millennials Now Live In Suburbs Than In Cities

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Millennials aren’t killing the ‘burbs. They’re embracing them. A new Ernst & Young survey of 1,200 adults aged 20-36 shows that more millennials are buying homes in the suburbs than in cities.

In fact, when choosing where to live, millennials are behaving much like their parents did. Overall, rent or own, 38 percent of millennials live in the suburbs, compared to 37 percent in the city.

Among millennial homeowners, the suburbs are the clear No. 1 choice: 41 percent of millennial owners opt for suburbs over cities, small towns or rural areas. That’s up from 36 percent in 2016, Cathy Koch, EY’s Americas Tax Policy Leader, tells CNBC Make It.

 It’s not just that they’re settling down as they get older, either, Koch says. When looking at the very same age group today compared to two years ago, there’s an increase in the share of millennials living in the suburbs.

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More Than 50 Employers To Attend Forest Hills Job Fair Friday


Print out a stack of resumes! 50+ employers are coming to Forest Hills for a free job fair Friday.

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Print out a stack of resumes, because more than 50 employers are coming to Forest Hills for a job fair Friday.

Commonpoint Queens, previously known as the Central Queens Y, is hosting a free job fair Friday for positions in healthcare, food services, hospitality, customer service, retail, communications, manufacturing and information technology, among other fields. Continue Reading ›



A small breed of dog with tons of personality is holding on to the top spot as the most popular dog breed in Queens.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently released their 2018 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in New York City. The French Bulldog topped the list as the most popular dog breed in Queens, particularly in Astoria, in 2018. Continue Reading ›

Ninth Annual Queens World Film Festival Opens In Astoria

The 2019 Queens World Film Festival will screen more than 200 films from March 21-31.

ASTORIA, QUEENS — The ninth annual Queens World Film Festival kicks off Thursday in Astoria.

The Queens World Film Festival returns to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image from March 21 to March 31 with more than 200 indie films from 31 countries. The lineup includes 16 world premieres, 79 films by women, 15 films by Asian filmmakers and 14 LGBTQ-themed films, according to the non-profit Queens World Film Initiative.

The opening night event, entitled “Worldly Vision,” features seven short films by filmmakers from Iran, Egypt, Switzerland, Canada and the United States. The program includes a screening of the Academy Award-nominated short film “Marguerite.”

Festival highlights include screenings of the restored 1991 film “Thousand Pieces of Gold” on March 26 and of Sundance 1992 winner “In the Soup” at MoMI on March 28, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell.

On March 31, the festival will announce the winners of its “Best of” awards in categories like best feature, best actor, best cinematography and best screenplay. Winners receive free memberships to screenwriting website INKTIP, and one filmmaker will receive a full day at a sound studio and a complete lighting package from Brooklyn Fire Proof Studios.

Tickets are available at Click here to see the full festival lineup.
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Station Square To Reopen In May, Restoration Of Brick Roadway Almost Complete

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The restoration of the brick roadway at Station Square is nearly complete and the historic area is expected to reopen to traffic in May.

The roadway at Station Square, which is located by the Forest Hills LIRR Station and is the main entry point to Forest Hills Gardens, has been undergoing a major revamp over the past year to prevent it from deteriorating beyond repair. Continue Reading ›

Your Library Card Now Gets You Free Access To More Than 30 NYC Museums


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NYC’s library card just got a Moviepass-sized upgrade. NYC library members can now access 33 cultural bastions throughout the city thanks to the new Culture Pass initiative, which seeks to give equal admission to the city’s finest attractions to all New Yorkers, regardless of economic circumstances.

And may we just say: It’s a pretty sweet deal, regardless of which borough you reside in. I can’t count the number of times I was too broke to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens when I had to return a book at the Central Library next door. And the Whitney? Am I about to become, dare I say, fancy? Though rent is unmanageable and the MTA is devolving into a Mad Max-levels of chaos, it is nice to know that the city wants us to explore what it has to offer.    Continue Reading ›

NYC Named World’s Best City, As If We Didn’t Know That Already

NYC Named World's Best City, As If It Wasn't AlreadyTime Out had to survey more than 30,000 people to find out what New Yorkers have always known.

NEW YORK — In case they had any doubts, New Yorkers now have some hard evidence that they live in the greatest city on Earth. New York City was named the world’s best city in the 2019 Time Out Index, which the global culture magazine published this week.

Time Out surveyed more than 30,000 people across 48 cities to confirm what dwellers of the five boroughs have always known. The ranking is also based on the views of Time Out’s local editors and city experts. Continue Reading ›

Helen Keller Mural Will Go Up In Forest Hills In May

Helen Keller Mural Will Go Up In Forest Hills In May

Helen Keller, the blind and deaf author and lecturer. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A mural honoring Helen Keller will go up this spring in Forest Hills, where the blind and deaf author and activist lived for two decades.

The mural, designed by street artists Crisp and Praxis, will go up in May in the Ascan Ave. underpass below the Long Island Rail Road. The design features Helen Keller’s face and her pets, her long-demolished Forest Hills home and her well-known quote, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

From 1917 to 1938, Keller lived at Seminole Ave. and Fife St. — what is now the corner of 112th St. and 71st Rd — with her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, according to historian Michael Perlman, who is coordinating the mural project. Keller and Macy attended services at the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills. Continue Reading ›