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    This 2,025-square-foot condo in prime Long Island City boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms and also three balconies. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and exposures to the north, south and west.

    The open kitchen has Fisher & Paykel stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, garbage disposal and large pantry. There’s also a Bosch washer and dryer. The en-suite bathroom off the master bedroom has two sinks and a rain shower.

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    This studio rental is part of Santorini, a six-story apartment building right on the border of Astoria and LIC. The kitchen has dark wood cabinets below and clean white cabinets above the counters which is an interesting contrast to the light wood floors. The appliances are stainless steel, and there is a dishwasher and built-in microwave.

    The studio covers 460 square feet. The building has a common roof deck and courtyard, a children’s playroom, a fitness center, and an outdoor play area. There is laundry on each floor, and the building offers indoor on-site parking. The monthly rent is $1,950.

    The N and Q trains and the Q66 and Q102 buses are around the corner, and the M and R trains are about a ten-minute walk away. There are multiple grocery stores and many restaurants to choose from in the area, and there are schools and playgrounds nearby too. Click through for more photos.

    35-40 30th Street, #5D [Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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    What is Antonio to do? He’s a well-respected community leader, but through a complex effort to help a friend in love he owes a pound of his own flesh to a man who despises him.

    And what about that pathetic Sir John Falstaff? He devised a get-rich-quick scheme that backfired big time. Now he’s being humiliated bigger time.

    These two scenarios come to eight Queens parks in July and August (the Bronx, Jersey City, and Southampton, too). The Hip to Hip Theatre Company is back for its ninth year, providing free, family-friendly performances of Shakespeare plays. This summer, Woodside-based co-founders Jason and Joy Marr have chosen The Merchant of Venice, a dark drama about a 16th century merchant, Antonio, who defaults on a loan from a moneylender, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, a comedy about a flat broke, alcoholic aristocrat, Sir John Falstaff, who tries to bed the wives of two rich men. However, the women are not amused and respond with a series of practical jokes.

    The fun begins on Wednesday with Merchant at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. On Thursday, Merry Wives plays at Crocheron Park in Bayside. Then, the professional actors do 17 more productions in such neighborhoods as Forest Park, Fresh Meadows, Long Island City, and Sunnyside.

    Click here for the complete schedule.

    Photo by Hip to Hip Theatre Company

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      This one-bedroom is part of a 12-story building in LIC. The apartment is newly renovated and has some interesting details. The kitchen is is nicely finished with a peninsula that has a built-in sink and dishwasher and extra counter space on top. There’s also an entire wall made of cabinets for storage.

      All of the rooms are a good size, and the apartment has a large balcony and a washer and dryer in the unit. Now here’s the interesting details: a wall in the living room and a few others in the entrance of the apartment are painted bright lime green.

      The building is very close to the Long Island City LIRR station as well as the 7 and G trains and the Q103 bus. Hunters Point South Park and the East River Ferry are a ten-minute walk down the avenue. There are restaurants, schools, and other parks in the area. The monthly rent is $3,800. Click through for more photos.

      5-49 Borden Avenue, #9 [Exit Kingdom Realty] GMAP

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      You won’t believe your ears or your pocketbooks. Queens is about to experience a streak of fantastic, free, outdoor concerts over the next five days. Listeners will be able to bring their folding chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes to Flushing, Long Island City, Queensbridge, and Sunnyside and enjoy everything from hip hop to polka to R&B. George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Chi-Lites are the biggest acts, but some performers, such as minimalist musician Florent Ghys (above), are masters of lesser-known genres.

      Here is the schedule:

      • The Glukh Polka Band plays polkas, waltzes, and polonaises at Flushing Town Hall on July 12 at 2 pm.
      • Florent Ghys mixes minimalist music with classical forms, musique concrète, and even clapping and hair dryers as part of the Bang on a Can series at Noguchi Museum on July 12 at 3 pm.
      • The Chi-Lites, a group from the 1970s Chicago scene that was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2000, kicks off the borough’s SummerStage series at Queensbridge Park on July 14 at 7 pm.
      • Gerard Carelli & His Orchestra do a wide variety of swing music in Juniper Valley Park on July 14 at 7 pm.
      • George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, bring their unique funk to Queensbridge Park as part of SummerStage on July 15 at 7 pm.
      • Yesterday and Today, a Beatles tribute band, jams near the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on July 15 at 7 pm.
      • Large Professor, a hip hop star from Flushing, and Marley Marl, a hip hop star from Queensbridge, take the stage at Queensbridge Park as part of SummerStage on July 16 at 7 pm.
      • Alí Bello & The Sweet Wire Band perform Latin jazz fusion in Sunnyside’s Bliss Plaza on July 16 at 6:30 pm.
      • Soul Inscribed plays a mix of hip hop, dub, funk, and soul, while Jennifer Cendaña Armas tells diaspora stories as part of SummerStage in Queensbridge Park on July 17 at 7 pm.

      Photo by Florent Ghys

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        This studio rental in Long Island City is part of a ten-story building. The studio has an open layout with nice space in the kitchen area. There are stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and the unit has a private balcony. If your favorite color is blue you’ll love this place.

        The building has a 24-hour gym and a shared roofdeck. Monthly rent is an even $2,000.

        The F/M, N/Q/R, E, G, and 7 trains are all within walking distance from the building. The building is also close to the Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q69, Q100, Q101, and Q102 buses. There are parks, playgrounds, small shops, and dining options in the area too. Click through for more photos.

        41-21 24th Street, #1C [Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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          This rental is part of Crescent Club, a modern luxury building in Long Island City. The building offers different sized apartments, but this listing’s floor plan shows a studio. The apartment is very spacious and has floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen has new appliances with a nice peninsula for extra counter space. There is also a private balcony.

          The building itself has tons of amenities including a fitness center, storage, onsite parking, backyard and roof access, and other outdoor play areas. The listing doesn’t say anything about laundry though. The monthly rent is $3,350.

          Crescent Club is a short walk away from the 7 and N/Q trains, and there are many bus options nearby too. Queensbridge Park and the East River are a 15-minute walk away, and there is shopping and dining options all around the building. Click through for more photos.

          41-17 Crescent Street, PH3E [Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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          On Monday, we posted about the Historic Jackson Heights Weekend, which features two days of walking tours around the neighborhood. This was accurate as far as it goes, but it deserves an amplification, as there are guided treks all around the borough this weekend.

          On Saturday, official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum gives his signature expedition, The World of the 7 Train. It’s actually a series of six walks along with subway rides. He discusses the history and impact of the 7 line, while stopping in Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, and Flushing, where the event ends with lunch, probably at a Chinese restaurant.