November 23, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Gianaris, Civil Rights Groups, Address Hate Crime Surge

Following a series of hateful attacks and rhetoric, state Senator Michael Gianaris, joined by civil rights groups including NYCLU, Make the Road Action New York, Muslim-American Society of Queens, New York Immigration Coalition and the NYU Islamic Ce More...

East River Kiwanis’ Efforts: Clothes, Food, Magic

The East River Kiwanis Team had a busy weekend, holding a Clothing Drive for veterans, a Food Drive, and Magic Show.  More...

Constantinides’ Supporters Gather At Tut’s Hub

Tut’s Hub owner Khaled Abdelhaleem (r.) welcomes Council Member Costa Constantinides (l.) to the artistic, authentic Egyptian food headquarters in Astoria, at 30-91 Steinway Street. More...

NYCHA Breaks Ground, Largest FEMA Grant In History

An $88 million recovery and resiliency project by The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) at Astoria Houses broke ground in September as part of a $3 billion Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, the largest in US history.  More...

New Astoria Apartments

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Local Express

Joe Miccio

In 1991, New York City Firefighter Joe Miccio was approached by a friend who asked him to teach her child how to play chess. More...

Santa’s Coming To Steinway!

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) has invited everyone to join them for A Holly Jolly Celebration on Sunday, December 11th, from 12 pm to 4 pm on the corner of Steinway Street and 31st Avenue. More...

Aloha NYC

Aloha NYC is Astoria’s newest, most unique addition to the sizzling night life scene. Aloha NYC offers an exciting lounge experience that will transport you to a white, sparkling sand beach oasis. 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...

Astorians Meet To Discuss Future Of Astoria Park

A crowd filled the Joseph A. Roves Room in Bohemian Hall on November 16 to discuss the best use of $30 million that is being made available to spend on Astoria Park, through the city’s Anchor Parks Program. City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. More...

Knights Of Columbus Food Drive A Big Success

The Monsignor Dillon Knights of Columbus Council 5872 in Whitestone with St. Ambrose Council 1463 in College Point held their annual Food Drive for the needy. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club Honors Firefighters

On November 16 Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club members George Perno, President, Tony Meloni, Chair of Police and Fire awards and Paul Halvatzis presented firefighters Anthony Ziano, Lt. More...

Cuomo Announces MTA Subway Enhancements, N Line

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on November 16 two major milestones in the initiative to create new and improved subway stations throughout the New York metropolitan area as a part of his plan to reimagine the MTA for the 21st century. More...

$4.5M Reconstruction Design Of Dutch Kills Playground

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski unveiled designs for the $4.5 million renovation of Dutch Kills Playground. More...

Koo, Flushing Organizations Donate 300 Turkeys

City Council Member Peter Koo joined with Flushing-based organizations on November 17 to distribute 300 turkeys to community senior centers, public housing residents, and faith-based institutions. More...

The History Of Thanksgiving And Its Celebrations

Throughout history, mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies.  More...

St. Francis HS: Lewis Classic, Tree Lighting, Toys For Tots

St. Francis Prep mounts a C.S. Lewis classic, hosts a Tree Lighting, and (as always) finds plenty of ways to help others.  More...

Tree Lighting At McManus Memorial Park

The First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 4, from 6 pm-8 pm, at McManus Memorial Park (81st Street and Grand Central Service Road). More...

Resorts World Exhibit Features Pomonok Seniors’ Art

Resorts World announced on November 16th the opening of a new exhibit on display at the Red Wall Art Gallery, entitled “Life Reimagined,” featuring artwork by residents of the Pomonok Senior Center located in Flushing. More...

7th Annual PJ Drive

The Seventh Annual Pajama Drive was held on November 18th, hosted by Maria L. Delgado and state Senator Jose Peralta. The party was held at Central Bar Restaurant, which donated food. More...

The Pulpit

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Neighbor’s Car Pins 5-Year-Old Astoria Boy

Police and firefighters are calling it a Thanksgiving miracle.  More...

UCCA, DOC Donate Turkeys At St. Margaret Mary

A turkey giveaway was held by the NYC Department of Correction and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) at St. More...

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