Queens Night Market returns

The Night Market is holding a sneak preview for ticketed visitors from 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and will open to the public for free beginning May 7 and running every Saturday through the end of August.

Andean bear cubs on display at Queens Zoo

Two Andean bear cubs born at the Queens Zoo over the summer spent months in a den bonding with their mother. But the youngsters are now exploring the zoo's outdoor bear habitat.

Sorrow, frustration for local Afghans as crisis continues

With the death toll from Thursday's airport bombing continuing to rise and the White House warning another attack is likely, the crisis in Afghanistan is weighing heavily on local Afghans, who fear for their families.

Venus Williams receives wild card into U.S. Open

Two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams will be back in Flushing Meadows this year after being granted a wild card into the Grand Slam tournament. She won the tournament in 2000 and 2001 and hasn't missed it since 2006.