May 2, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Council Unanimously Passes Constantinides’ Wind Energy Legislation

In honor of Earth Day, the New York City Council voted unanimously to pass a legislative package by Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, to encourage the adoption of wind energy. More...

Demi Steals The Show At Astoria Animal Hospital

Astoria Animal Hospital (30-80 Steinway Street) joined the Astoria Street Fair on Steinway Street, Sunday, April 29. The staff was on hand in front of the animal hospital to meet and greet visitors.  More...

Queens Banker Receives Award

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business honored alumnus and Quontic Bank CEO Steven Schnall, owner of Queens-based Quontic Bank. More...

A Special Visit and Reading At Saint Demetrios’ Pre-K

Prominent attorney, children’s book author, and founder of the Loukoumi Foundation charity, Nick Katsoris, met with the students of Saint Demetrios School (30-03 30th Dr., Astoria) on Friday, April 13. More...

Gianaris Intro’s Gun Origin Registry Bill, Fighting Gun Trafficking

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris introduced new legislation mandating the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) establish a database tracking the state and county of origin of guns used in crimes in New York. More...

Another Steinway Street Spring Fling & Movie!

The Central Astoria LDC and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides announced that the second Steinway Street Spring Fling, with a new twist, will be held on Sunday, May 6, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by a movie at 6:15 pm, at the Municipal Parking More...

Local-Express

Jenny Lefcourt

Jenny Lefcourt, a natural wine importer, puts together wine dinners at Alex and Lisa at LIC Market. A native New Yorker, Jenny originally landed in Paris to study French film during her PhD at Harvard. More...

New Kaufman Expansion Plans

The words Lights! Cameras! Action! More...

A Spectacular Community Celebration!

Central Astoria LCD’s ‘International Cultural Festival’:

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 4th annual “International Cultural Festival,” which took place at the Street Fair on Steinway Street on Sunday, April 29, was a spectacular community celebration that attracted a tre More...

The Pulpit

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Driver, 86, Charged In Hit-Run Death Of 9-Year-Old

Residents in Jackson Heights are expressing shock and disbelief over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was fatally struck and left to die by a hit-and-run driver on April 28.  More...

Armenian Genocide Commemorated In Times Square

The towering tenor voice of Elie Berberian reverberated among the thousands gathered in Times Square, echoing the unveiled pain and fighting spirit of Armenians throughout centuries as the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was commemorated o More...

Stringer Visits Greek Community Breakfast

Loud applause greeted City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and fellow politicians at the Greek Community Breakfast sponsored by his office on Friday, April 27, in the Stathakion Cultural Center (22-51 29th St., Astoria). More...

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens Youth Of The Year Dinner

More than 400 guests attended the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens “Youth of the Year” Dinner honoring First Central Savings Bank; Scott Molina, President of Resorts World Casino NYC; and D. More...

Mayor Gets $125 Million For Fair Student Funding

With the Mayor’s Executive Budget due soon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson found an additional $125 million in Fair Student Funding for New York City public schools starting in September.  More...

The Mary Louis Academy Names Next Principal

The Sisters of St. Joseph and The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) Board of Trustees announced that after a careful and thorough search process, Ann O’Hagan-Cordes has been selected to be the new Principal of TMLA. More...

Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Funding Approved

The MTA Board approved a capital plan amendment on April 25 that significantly increases the agency’s investment in ADA accessibility projects as part of the 2015-2019 MTA capital plan. More...

Hellenic Film Society USA Presents Greek Film Expo

The Hellenic Film Society USA presented the Greek Film Expo from Friday, April 27 through Thursday, May 3.  More...

A New Destination for Dance in Astoria

RIOULT Dance Center:

Internationally acclaimed modern dance company RIOULT Dance NY will open an 11,000-square­ foot facility, designed expressly for dance, in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, on the corner of 34th Avenue and Steinway Street. More...

STEINWAY DEALS BOOKLET Returns To The Steinway Street Spring Fling!

The Steinway Astoria Partnership BID and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides announced that the highly anticipated, and sought-after STEINWAY DEALS BOOKLET is back, and may be picked up at the second Steinway Street Spring Fling on Sunday, May 6, More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Holds Nominations For Upcoming Election Slate

The Astoria/LIC Kiwanis held on Wednesday, April 25 their nominations for the election of officers for the 2019-2020 term. Pat Gravino was selected for President and Paul Halvatzis for Vice President. More...

Ivan Aivazovsky Lecture At Armenian Church Of The Holy Martyrs

Professor Catherine Tsounis presented a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “Ivan Aivazovsky: Remembering Armenia and the Eastern Roman Byzantine Heritage,” on April 25 to a filled church auditorium of the Women’s Guild of the Armenia More...

Neighbor Ralph Passes Away

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved neighbor at the Queens Gazette, Ralph Natale. He was a person that we all waved to on a daily basis for many years. More...

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