For $9, today's side deal gets you a one-year subscription to the Queens Courier (a $26 value). Founded in 1985 as an outgrowth of a local mother's interest and efforts in social activism, the Courier frames national stories through a local lens while providing insights into the borough's political, athletic, and artistic storylines. Covering all of Queens with its discerning and cycloptic news-eye, the Courier serves as a community advocate and watchdog, with an editorial section that brings a local voice to the dialogue on national issues. Its "Star of Queens" segment heaps praise upon the exceptional accomplishments of local citizens, and the Entertainment section is a local dining resource for everything from Peruvian eateries to Irish pubs and haunted delis.
Released weekly, in print and as a digital edition, Queens Courier covers the latest news and ideas brewing in its namesake borough. Its reporters cover topics from education to local art, and dole out "Best of the Boro" awards, based on reader votes and which businesses sport tiaras instead of awnings. The paper also highlights local events on its calendar, and features myriad discounts at local businesses.