December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Features

‘No Heat” Landlords Face Stiff Penalties

Queens apartment dwellers who find themselves in a deep freeze when landlords turn off their heat during frigid weather are urged to use the city HEAT law to help warm things up.The “HEAT” Act, “Heat Enforcement For All Tenants” Act, mandates strict More...

Electeds Collect Winter Coats For Families in Need

Council Member Costa Constantinides, Assembly Members Aravella Simotas and Brian Barnwell, and NYS Senator Michael Gianaris gathered on December 21 with over 100 winter coats donated by community members for families in need.  More...

Urban Upbound’s Holiday Party

Council Member Costa Constantinides joined Bishop Mitchell Taylor at Urban Upbound’s annual Astoria holiday party on Thursday, December 21 at the Astoria Houses Tenants Association Room at 1-24 More...

Ridgewood Reservoir On The NYS Register Of Historic Places

The New York State Historic Review Board voted unanimously on December 7 to add the Ridgewood Reservoir to the New York State Register of Historic Places. More...

An Extraordinary 2017 For Resorts World Casino New York

Resorts World Casino New York City celebrated its sixth anniversary in 2017 by breaking ground on a $400 million expansion project, unveiling a new gaming space with more than 330 games, and surpassing the $2 billion milestone in revenue generated fo More...

Astoria Bookshop’s Best of 2017

Astoria Bookshop is closing out their Best of 2017 list (Part 4) with nonfiction and poetry titles. Here are some of their suggestions for the essayists, memoir lovers, cooks and poets in your life. Read on for their favorites. More...

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Jason Guzman

Filmmaker and educator Jason Guzman has worked in education for the past 10 years teaching, designing curriculum and working on media projects with college faculty members. More...

Queens Tourism Council Wins Regional EDC Award

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative awarded $112,500 to the Queens Tourism Council last week.  More...

Historian Reveals Truth Behind Origins Of Famous Christmas Story

As this Christmas season comes to a close, we visit the history of Dr. Clement Clarke Moore and his immortal poem, “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.” More...

Hunt Suspects In Astoria Shooting By Fake UPS Men

Police this week are continuing their investigation into the allegedly unprovoked shooting of an Astoria man at his home on 24th Street and 20th Avenue on December 21.  Police said two men dressed as United Parcel Service (UPS) deliverymen knock More...

Debate On Ending Pre-Trial Detention; Cash Bail System

City and state legislators served as debaters and judges at a debate sponsored by The Fortune Society and the Rikers Debate Project.  More...

Simotas’ Small Business Bills Signed Into Law By Cuomo

Small businesses in New York State will be getting some relief from red tape, thanks to a package of three bills authored by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas which have been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. More...

Aldo’s Democratic Club Holds Holiday Celebration

On December 20 the Aldo’s Democratic Club had its Holiday Celebration at Telly’s Taverna in Astoria. Over 100 people attended including (l. More...

New Year’s Eve Traditions That Started In Astoria

New Year’s Eve Calling Cards – An Astoria Tradition  The emergence of a new year held special significance for young men and women living in Astoria in the early 1900s.  Young men carried small, ornately designed “calling More...

LGBTQ Senior Center Collects Donations For Teens In Need

This holiday season, members of the Queens Center for Gay Seniors (QCGS) have come together to collect donations for an LGBTQ youth center in Forest Hills. Both centers are operated by local nonprofit Queens Community House (QCH). More...

Lyons Mortgage’s Annual Holiday Party

On Wednesday, December 13, Lyons Mortgage held its Annual Holiday Party at the Astor Room, located at 35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria at the Kaufman Studios. More...

Resorts World Casino Donates Coats And Toys In Time For The Holidays

Resorts World Casino New York City continued their season of giving with donations for toy and coat drives to those in need.  More...

The Pulpit

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree With NYC Parks

For more than 20 years, MulchFest has provided New Yorkers with a fun, environmentally friendly, free way to recycle their holiday trees in neighborhood parks across the city. More...

Homeowners Can Now Save With Water Credit

Homeowners are getting a break after the New York Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the Water Board that 664,000 city homeowners of one- to three-family homes can receive a credit of $183 on their upcoming water bill.  More...

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