June 20, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Kaufman Arts District Brings Free Summer Fun to Astoria

The Kaufman Arts District in Astoria is celebrating the start of summer with a free cultural event that will take place on the Kaufman Astoria Studios Backlot.  On Friday, June 29, The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment’s  “Broadwa More...

UCCA Holds Annual BBQ

The United Civic Community Association held their annual BBQ on Thursday June 14th at Central Lounge located at 20-30 Steinway Street. The event, which has become an annual fundraiser for the association, also featured a 50/50 raffle. More...

Passes Gianaris’ Bill For Proper Burials Of Vets’ Remains

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris announced the State Senate passed his legislation (S.3477A) which gives New York’s veterans a dignified burial. More...

QSAC’s 40th Anniversary Gala

QSAC held its gala at The Lighthouse at the Chelsea Piers in celebration of its 40th Anniversary on June 12. Over 370 people attended the event which raised over $450,000.  More...

Welcome To The Neighborhood, Food Universe Marketplace!

The long-anticipated Grand Opening of the newest Food Universe Marketplace took place on Friday, June 15, at 34-14 Steinway Street, steps away from the 34th Avenue entrance to the Steinway Street tra More...

‘Fútbol’ Fever On Steinway

Basurero on Steinway Street in Astoria was the scene of World Cup excitement as fans cheered for Colombia in the game with Japan. More...

Quinn Funeral Home Heats Up Police Appreciation

Officials at Thomas M. More...

LIC Artists’ Postcard Show Fundraiser At Plaxall

LIC Artists are holding a Postcard Show Fundraiser at Plaxall Gallery. It is an open call for submissions, so anyone who wants can send in their work. The deadline for submissions is June 28. More...

The St. Antonio Abate Feast

Sponsored by the St. Antonio Abate Fraternal Society of Castrofilippo, the 48th annual feast in honor of St. Antonio Abate was held from June 14 to 17. More...

City Bans Foam At Long Last

A ban on expanded polystyrene food service items in New York City will go forward after a lawsuit to prevent its implementation was dismissed.  More...

Vallone Announces City Council Budget Allocations For NE Queens

The New York City Council passed a budget on June 14, of $89.2 billion for fiscal year 2019. More...

Subway Stations To Reopen On June 22

Straphangers displaced by a recent overhaul of the 36th Avenue (Washington Avenue) and 30th Avenue (Grand Avenue) N/W elevated subway stations in Long Island City and Astoria will have reason to celebrate this week.  More...

25 Years To Life Sentence For Astoria Park Murder

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

UCCA Helps Prevent Identity Theft With Shredding Event

It was a warm summer’s day when a shredding truck pulled up to the parking lot of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church (23-25 Newtown Ave., Astoria). More...

Come Enjoy CALDC’s Exciting Independence Celebration

Very few events in Astoria can gather over 20,000 people, but it’s not uncommon for the Central Astoria Independence Celebration in Astoria Park to bring thousands to the shorefront to enjoy the patriotic concert of beautiful music and fabulous More...

A Historic First Drive-In Movie Night At Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas presented a historic first drive-in movie night at the Astoria Park parking lot on Friday, June 15 at sunset.  More...

Silverstein Acquires Queensboro Farms Dairy Plant Site

A rundown Astoria commercial strip could be in for some big changes, if mega-developer Silverstein Properties decides to bring a taste of the Great Metropolis to the western Queens neighborhood.  Silverstein Properties, owner of the World Trade More...

Governors Ball Graces Randall’s Island With Tunes, Toasts, And Takeout

Governors Ball took place this year on Randall’s Island on June 1-3. Eminem, Halsey, Jack White, and Travis Scott had the biggest crowds, but fans of all ages were enthralled by the nonstop food and music. More...

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Dutch Kills Wraps Up For The Season

The Dutch Kills Civic Association had its last meeting of the season on June 14.  More...

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Crystal Wolfe

Crystal Wolfe is the author of “Our Invisible Neighbors,” a nonfiction novel with personal accounts, causes, and solutions to homelessness, and a book of poetry and prose, “The Resurrected Dream.” “Our Invisible Neighbor More...

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