March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Celebrating Greek Independence

Elected officials and dignitaries took part in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Sunday, March 26th as it progressed along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.   More...

$2.5G Reward For Astoria ‘Hate’ Messenger

Following the recent vandalism of state Senator Michael Gianaris’ district office and footage released by the NYPD’s 114th Precinct over the weekend, the suspected perpetrator vandalized Senator Gianaris’ district office on Sunday n More...

Astoria Residents Come Out To Shred Their Sensitive Documents

On March 25th, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held another successful Free Shredding Event sponsored and hosted by UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo.  Many area residents came to the community event at St. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club Swears In New Members

Christos Theophanides and Kimberly Raganese were sworn in as new members of the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club by Lt. Governor Rebecca Ovadia during the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club meeting on March 22nd. More...

Crafting Stories Of The Queer And Latinx Experience

On the heels of the triumphant ensemble production of anOTHER, presented at the 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, J. Julian Christopher (aka C. More...

Local-Express

Effie Sfikas

Ever wonder where the beautiful headstones and monuments in our cemeteries come from? We did – so we asked Effie Sfikas of Monuments by Effie to tell us a little about her business. More...

Constantinides Casts His Participatory Budgeting Ballot

Council Member Costa Constantinides kicked off the start of Participatory Budgeting in his district by casting his ballot for his favorite projects. More...

LinkNYC Kiosks In Line For Astoria

A change in the Astoria landscape is underway that will catapult sidewalks along the Broadway commercial strip into the heart of new millennium communication.  More...

Columnist, 90, Wishes Gazette Many More

On March 20th, I celebrated my 90th birthday. More...

Stavisky Celebrates New York Farmers On National Agriculture Day

In honor of National Agriculture Day, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky recognizes the hardworking farmers in New York state. More...

Greater Astoria Historical Society Celebrates Hell Gate Centennial

The Centennial celebration of the Hell Gate Bridge is officially underway with several events taking place from now until the fall. More...

DOE Addresses City’s Student Immigration Rights & Policies

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal have announced additional procedures concerning federal requests regarding students in city school More...

Central Astoria’s Spring Break Fun In The Park

The Central Astoria LDC, famous for its Astoria Park events which include the Independence Day Celebration, Waterfront Concert Series, Movies on the Waterfront, Batty Over Halloween Celebration, and Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration, h More...

Astoria Civic Association Celebrates 84th Anniversary

Astoria Civic Association held its 84th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 25th, at Riccardo’s by the Bridge (21-01 24th Ave., Astoria). Also known as the Judge Charles J. More...

The Pulpit

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Man Robbed At Knifepoint In Senior Residence

Police are searching for two armed thieves who threatened and robbed an 83-yearold Long Island City man on March 25th, in an elevator at his senior citizen residence.  Officers said the suspects followed the gentleman into the lobby of his resid More...

Paul Simon Concert To Benefit LIC Arts Group

Queens native and music legend Paul Simon will bring an intimate evening of exclusive performances to Long Island City on April 5th, a concert designed to benefit a local non-profit arts education program.  More...

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