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Sales Prices Hit Record Highs in Brooklyn and Queens as Rental Rates Cool

The quarterly median sales price of homes in Brooklyn and Queens jumped 20 and 10 percent, respectively.

Real Estate

Everything Anthony Bourdain Ate in Queens on ‘Parts Unknown,’ Season 9 Episode 4

In the latest episode of CNN show “Parts Unknown,” adventuring TV chef <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> visits Queens — calling it “a wonderland’ for food. The episode, the fourth episode of the ninth season of the show, takes a look at the diversity of food in the borough, as well as the immigrants who make up the …

Queens’s proposed elevated park the QueensWay gets new renderings

See what the first half-mile stretch of this park could look like<p>It’s been relatively quiet on the QueensWay front for a few years now, but plans to bring a High Line-style park to the abandoned Rockaway Beach Rail Line, stretching from Rego Park to Ozone Park, is gaining momentum again.<p>On …

See What QueensWay Would Look Like in Forest Hills and Glendale

Supporters of the park have released new renderings of the project.

Urban Design

Anthony Bourdain will eat his way through Queens in Sunday’s episode of ‘Parts Unknown’

Queens residents know that the borough’s people and food are one of a kind. But on Sunday, the entire country will be in on the secret, …

These 9 Queens neighborhoods rank in the top 50 NYC neighborhoods to live in

Queens is well represented on a new report ranking the best neighborhoods to live in throughout New York City.<p>A total of 22 Queens neighborhoods …

U.S. Census

Spa Castle owners charged with tax fraud

TimesLedger Newspapers<p>Share on TwitterTweet<p>Share on Facebook<p>Subscribe<p>Get our stories in your inbox, free.<p>Like TimesLedger on Facebook.<p>Spa Castle’s …

Corruption

New York City to ICE: stay out of our schools

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that city school employees have been instructed to turn away Immigration and Customs …

Immigration

The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools

This month, a select group of eighth graders in New York City found out that they were being offered a spot at some of the nation’s best high schools, the eight “specialized” city public high schools that include Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Tech and Bronx Science. About 28,000 students took …

CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates

Twenty-thousand new students arrived at public community colleges in New York City last fall only to be told they were not ready for college-level work. Instead, they were placed in remedial classes to complete the preparation they were supposed to have received in high school.<p>But for a significant …

New York City Expands Elementary School Literacy Program

Education officials plan to more than double the number of literacy coaches in elementary schools next fall<p>New York City officials plan to more than double the number of literacy coaches in elementary schools next fall in a push to get children reading on grade level by the end of second grade.<p>In …

Education

CUNY probe widens as spending irregularities could have spread ‘like a plague’

The state inspector general is ramping up her probe of the City University of New York to include hiring and spending practices at its two-year …

Get a Library Card

You may obtain a free library card if you live, work, go to school, or own property in New York State. Children 11 years old and younger must have a …

Genealogy

Asian kids dominate admission to city’s elite high schools

Once again, Asians kids dominated the annual stampede for admission to the city’s eight elite high schools for the upcoming academic year, according …

E-cigs craze sparks smoking surge in N.Y. high schools

They’re smokin’ in the boy’s room again, only now, they’re puffing electronic cigarettes.

Public Health

New Yorkers struggle under new high school equivalency test

The decline in passing scores on the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC, is similar to decline other states are seeing in GED pass rates<p>The …

'What Does Queens Sound Like to You?' Artist Asks Ahead of Show

Marinella Senatore is bringing her large-scale performance to the Queens Museum in April.

United States

Black Female Pilots Fly Plane Together for First Time in Delta History

The landmark journey also marked the beginning of Women's History Month.<p>Two women made history over the weekend by becoming the first black female pilots to fly together. First Officer Dawn Cook and pilot Stephanie Johnson comprised the entire cockpit of Delta Flight 555, which flew from Detroit to …

How accessible are New York City’s high schools? Students with physical disabilities are about to find out

Michelle Noris began her son’s high school search the way many parents of children with physical disabilities do: by throwing out most of the high …

Studios have brought an economic boom to western Queens, causing property values to jump

Pioneering soundstages in Long Island City and Astoria are seeing a return on their real estate investments as residential development booms<p>After …

Real Estate

Park-rich Queens needs trains more than green space afforded by QueensWay, which passes

Reactivate a rail line in a Queens transit desert<p>Good transportation is the lifeblood of any city, and New York is certainly no exception. If people …

Urban Design

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of an abandoned rail line in Queens

In the NYC tradition of repurposing old metro lines to serve as public spaces, the abandoned lines of the Rockaway Beach branch of the Long Island …

Long Island Rail Road

8 musts if you're hungry and in Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, Queens, may have only been settled in the late 19th century, but the neighborhood’s true beginnings were approximately 23,000 years ago. …

Sax Phenomenon Grace Kelly Comes To Flushing

article<p>BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer When it comes to music, things have always come easily for Grace Kelly. The award-winning saxophone phenomenon …

Horns

New York City is touting grad rates at its lowest-performing high schools, but far fewer students are graduating from them

When education officials announced this month that New York City had achieved the highest graduation rates in history, they made a point of …

These Queens neighborhoods make list of best places for dating in New York City

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, real estate site StreetEasy has compiled a list of the best neighborhoods for dating in New York City, and two …

Long Island

City's Graduation Rate for High School Students Hits All-Time High

NEW YORK - The graduation rate for high school students continues to rise throughout the city and state.<p>A record 69.6 percent of city students who …

Education

Reaction in New York to Betsy DeVos? A Lot of Shrugs

On Tuesday, the day the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary with an unprecedented tiebreaking vote from the vice president, hundreds of high school students in New York City left their classrooms and convened downtown in Foley Square to protest the presidency of Donald J. Trump, …

Rare old NYC subway photos

The days of graffiti-covered subway cars may be long gone, but today's experience of riding the rails may not be so different from decades past.<p>As …

Loneliness