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Astoria Bookshop

Whether you’re staying in Astoria or hitting Rockaway, Astoria Bookshop is here to help you find your new summer read. Check out some of their personal favorites below, or come on by to browse and find some new favorites of your own. As alw More...

Make Music New York In Woodhaven

The citywide celebration of Make Music New York in Woodhaven attracted many community residents who enjoyed the music of Plastic Soul on Wednesday, June 21, the first day of summer. More...

On The Road In Greece: Shopping In Corfu City

Leaving St. Spyridon Church in Corfu City May 24rh, I saw a group of Greek stores. Sophia Fokas’ Store was colorful, with icons, colorful silver and costume Greek jewelry,  religious items and linens.  I young woman caught my attention. More...

ACE Programs For New Center For Workforce Development In LIC

NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, ACE founder Henry Buhl, ACE Executive Director James Martin, Executive Director of the Horticultural Society of New York Sara Hobel, and ACE staff cut the ribbon on the new ACE Center for Workforce Develo More...

Memories From A Devoted Reader

Congratulations on a great run of 35 years! I hope it continues for a long time. My family moved to Jackson Heights from Manhattan in 1959. More...

A Big Splash To Start The Season At Astoria Park Pool

NYC Parks Commissioner FAICP Mitchell J. Silver and Councilman Costa Constantinides on June 28 officially opened the Astoria Park pool for the summer season in a “big splash” ceremony held at the landmark itself. More...

Farm-To-Table Freshness From United Brothers Fruit Markets

No picnic or barbecue is complete without fresh fruit and veggies. More...

King Manor Museum: Over Two Centuries Of History In Queens

King Manor Museum is the home of Founding Father Rufus King, framer of the Constitution of the United States of America, and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.  More...

New Development At Vacant Astoria Lot

The owners of a vacant lot at 31-11 37th St. in Astoria have filed an application for development of a five-story, 39-unit, mixed-use building at the site.  More...

Queens Showed Its Colors At The NYC Pride March

Tens of thousands of marchers lined up for what was called the largest march of its kind in the nation, The NYC Pride March. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

When modern homelessness first emerged in the late 1970s, hundreds of thousands of homeless were forced to fend for themselves with little emergency assistance from governments and communities. More...

On The Road In Greece: Procession In Old Corfu City

I stumbled on a litany Pentecost Procession on my way to St. Spyridon Church. St. Eleftherios Church had the procession blessing all in the neighborhood. Chanting was inspiring through the old cobblestone streets of Corfu City.  More...

DEP Joins Constantinides To Distribute Rain Barrels

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Saturday joined Councilman Costa Constantinides to distribute rain barrels to approximately 100 homeowners in the Astoria, Jackson Heights, Woodside and East Elmhurst neighborhoods of More...

Mayoral Control Of City Schools Extended To 2019

A tentative deal to renew mayoral control for two years has been reached, ending a potential crisis in the administration of New York City’s public schools, the largest system in the United States, with 1.1 million students. More...

Local-Express

Charles Mandracchia

Charles Mandracchia is a Queens resident and public school teacher at PS/MS 42Q, and the creator of the short film, “You Got A Problem,” which has been officially selected for screening by the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema. More...

Queens College Holds Alumni Reception

Queens College held an Alumni Reception on Wednesday, June 21, at the Benjamin Hotel at 125 E. 50th Street in Manhattan. More...

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