November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Features

SHAREing & CAREing’s 22 Years Fighting Cancer

On November 10, hundreds of local residents and cancer survivors from Queens and Long Island gathered at Riccardo’s By the Bridge in Astoria to help celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the non-for-profit social service organization that credited More...

Constantinides To Chair Hearing On Power Plants

City Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, will hold a committee oversight hearing on power plants within the city on November 28th. More...

OCECM To Re-evaluate Street Fair Rules

The Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination (OCECM) has announced it will delay proposed new rules governing street fairs.  More time was needed “to thoughtfully and thoroughly incorporate community feedback” from a publi More...

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Melanie “Goldie” Huerta

Queens native Melanie Huerta, also known as Goldie, is a singer/songwriter/producer, talent manager, event coordinator, philanthropist, and founding member of The Goldmine in Brooklyn. More...

4th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition announced that it will be hosting its 4th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration in December. More...

Koo Funds New School Library & Technology

City Council Member Peter Koo joined with staff and students from Junior High School 189 on November 14th to cut the ribbon on the school’s new library and technology initiative. More...

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Chrissy’s Wish Memorial Fund

Chrissy’s Wish Memorial Fund was born after Mario and Linda Rossi’s daughter, Chrissy took her life in July, 2006, at the age of 26, after suffering more than half her life with depression and bipolar disorder. More...

How To Store Your Warm Weather Gear

It's that time of year when the weather turns crisp, colors brighten, and there are a dwindling number of perfect days left to relax outside or take one more drive, ride, or trip to the lake.  Too soon, it will be time to put away your classic c More...

Garden School HS Students Collecting For Haiti Relief

When Hurricane Matthew devastated much of Haiti in October, Garden School high school students Arianna Nieto, Anthony Petruso and Merna Hagar knew they had to do something to help.  “We were horrified to hear about the devastation that Hur More...

Neighborhood Discusses Noise Issues With Crabhouse

On November 9, at the Crabhouse Restaurant, 2-03 Borden Ave. in Long Island City, there was a meeting about excessive noise. The restaurant was charged with originating it and disrupting the life and sleeping hours of residents living nearby. More...

Astoria Park Alliance Anchor Park Recommendations

“The Anchor Park investment of $30 million in Astoria Park is a rare opportunity to improve the park for many generations. The allocation is wonderful and most welcome. More...

Huge Turnout At Long Island City Partnership Trade Show

Thousands of guests and more than 100 businesses attended Long Island City’s annual, premier business-to-business event on November 10th. More...

St. Francis Prep To Celebrate Thanksgiving By Giving

On Monday, November 14th, Saint Francis Prep students will be hearing presentations from local a community leader regarding the invaluable work being done by his agency. Mr. More...

Astoria On Location: Rikers Island In Movies

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Santa HQ At Queens Center Mall Innovative, Interactive

Queens Center Mall this season introduces a thoroughly modern, extraordinarily experiential visit with Santa – the new Santa HQ – in partnership with HGTV, one of America’s leading home and lifestyle brands.  More...

Stavisky Announces $100K Funding To Elmhurst Hospital

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announced on November 7 that $100,000 of state funds are being allocated to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. More...

Don’t Fall Prey To Thanksgiving, Holiday Shopping Scams

Retail experts say holiday shoppers this year are being treated to a variety of money saving deals by supermarkets, local retailers and big-name bargain stores that include “no-down payment” layaway plans. More...

City Restores Fall Leaf Pickup

Department of Sanitation (DSNY) officials last week announced that fall leaf collection has been restored throughout neighborhoods in western Queens and other parts of New York City. More...

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