September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Calling All Performers & Vendors For Astoria Alive Fest!

Entertainment needed! Perform (for free) at the Astoria Alive Street Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association on Sunday, October 16, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. More...

Gianaris Inducts World War II Vet Into Hall Of Fame

State Senator Michael Gianaris, joined by Councilman Costa Constantinides, honored World War II veteran, Luke Gasparre, during the FIAO Italian Night in Athens Square Park. More...

Koo, DOT: Roosevelt & Prince Repaved

Council Member Peter Koo joined members of the NYC Department of Transportation’s Queens Street Maintenance team on August 30 to announce the completion of the repaving of Roosevelt Avenue and Prince Street in downtown Flushing. More...

Stavisky, Kim: $230K For YMCA Lobby Renovations

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing), joined by Executive Director Jenn Silvers of the YMCA of Greater New York – Flushing, announced the allocation of $230,000 for lobby renovations. More...

NYC Helps Make Path To Citizenship Easier

The deadline to apply for a state lottery that will pay the $680 application fee for naturalized U.S. citizenship is September 23. More...

Astoria Woman, 80, Killed In Freak Accident On Broadway

An 80-year-old woman was killed and two others were severely injured in Astoria, after a van lost control and went in reverse down 32nd Street, crossed the intersection at Broadway, and backed up into a food cart.  Police from the 114th responde More...

Queens Museum Closed Until September 11

Due to the heightened security for the US Open tennis tournament, access to the Queens Museum, which is located a few hundred feet away, is affected. More...

Flushing Town Hall’s Exciting Fall Lineup: Concerts, Family

Embracing its mission to provide “Global Arts for a Global Community,” Flushing Town Hall brings the world to Queens’ doorstep this fall with an amazing lineup of jazz concerts, world music, dance, family programs, workshops, film, More...

Pop Up Fare Astoria!

Thousands flocked to Pop Up Fare Astoria on 30th Avenue, between 31st and 38th Streets on Labor Day, September 5. More...

Funds Available For Rebuilding Hart Playground

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer met to inaugurate the rebuilding of Hart Playground in Woodside on August 22. More...

Crowley Honors Astorian With Congressional Award

On Tuesday, August 23, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, presented Astoria resident Thomas Flynn with the Congressional Award Bronze Medal at a private ceremony in his Queens District Office. More...

Help Decide How To Spend $1 Million In Your Community

How would you spend $1 million in your neighborhood? Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer invites his entire district to come together to help decide the best way. Participatory budgeting is “Real money. Real projects. More...

114th Precinct To Launch Neighborhood Policing

The 114th Precinct will launch the Neighborhood Policing Program in October. More...

Piazza Jersey Headed For 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The jersey worn by Mets catcher Mike Piazza in the first professional baseball game in New York after the September 11 attacks will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum later this year.  More...

Walkathon Benefits Croatian Children’s Hospital

The Children Have Dreams Too organization marched through Astoria Park Sunday, August 28th. Walkers raised money to purchase a ventilator for Kantrida Children’s Hospital in Croatia. More...

Local Express

Frances Luhmann McDonald

“I think it all started in PS 122 – my life, that is – continuing on with a New York City education, a New York City job, and raising my two kids in New York City. More...

Long Island City Mural Unveiled

A team of young artists have inspired a holistic view of healthy living at the Queensbridge Houses through a new mural on the Jacob A. Riis Settlement House community center (10-25 41st Avenue, Long Island City). More...

Chick-Fil-A Has Come To Queens Center

Chick-fil-A has selected Queens resident, Paul Daniels as the local franchise owner of its first Queens restaurant, which just opened at Queens Center Mall on September 1. More...

The Pulpit

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Sept. 11 Ceremony To Mark Start Of Hell Gate Centenary

The New York Anti-Crime Agency, along with the Hell Gate Centenary Committee, the NYPD, FDNY, 114th Explorers, QW CERT and The Astoria Park Alliance, will host its 15th annual “Day Of Service In Remembrance Of 9/11.” This year, the Day of More...

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