July 25, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Chatpati Mela Celebrates ‘Home’ Through Food, Art, South Asian Performers

On Saturday, July 21 an estimated 2,500 people attended Chhaya’s Annual Chatpati Mela, or Street Fair in Jackson Heights. In light of increased gentrification and displacement in the neighborhood, Chhaya CDC chose the theme of “Home” for this ye More...

On the Road in Greece: the Tositsa Museum of Metsovo

Kapogiannis Tours took us to Metsovo to see a way off life that is now history. The Tositsa’s Museum is a priceless historical monument to one of the great Epirus merchant’s whose wealth helped form the Greek nation. More...

Renewed Call To Reactivate Dutch Kills Engine Co. 261

Neighbors, local lawmakers, union officials and local leaders are renewing their wake up call to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the FDNY, to reactivate Engine Co. 261 before it’s too late to save lives. More...

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Michael Freeland

Michael Freeland has established an extensive career as an actor and producer since arriving in Astoria in 2001. He currently produces The Sparrow Film Project in Astoria, which is in its 10th year. More...

The Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival

On July 21 the fifth annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival was held quite fittingly in Queens, as Louis lived in a home in Corona and was very fond of the area. More...

Motor City Revue & ‘Moonstruck’ Coming To Astoria Park!

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2018 Waterfront Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 pm, when Motor City Revue will take you back in time to where it all began with an incredible tribute to the best Motown so More...

WWI Soldier Honored

Catholic War Veterans from Post 1948 in Flushing gathered on Saturday, July 14 to honor local native Corporal William A. Leonard on the 100th anniversary of his death in World War I.  More...

Cops Nab 1, Hunt 1 In Queens Armed Robbery Spree

Police arrested a 19-year-old Brooklyn man on July 6, one of two suspects who terrorized victims in a violent armed robbery spree in northern Queens. More...

Contribution of Grandparents and Parents Supporting Greek Education Held

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” ~Rudolph Giuliani More...

Astoria Houses Basketball Court Recently Renovated

Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by local civic leaders and representatives from the New York City Housing Authority, unveiled on July 20 the newly renovated basketball court at the Astoria Houses, near 4-05 Astoria Boulevard.  More...

NYC To Enter New Era Of Freight Moving

New York City is the third most traffic-congested city in the world and is second only to Los Angeles in the US, according to INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. Traffic congestion cost the local economy $862 million in 2017. More...

Orangetheory Fitness’ Definitive Workouts Coming To Astoria

Orangetheory Fitness is coming to Astoria this fall! They will be located off 31st Street and Broadway, right under the N/W subway line. Orangetheory Fitness is a one-hour full-body workout that focuses on strength, power, and endurance. More...

Happy 94th Birthday Luke Gasparre!

“Lifelong Astoria resident Luke Gasparre celebrated his 94th birthday at Riccardo’s on Friday, July 20. More...

Golden, Hevesi Lead Coalition For Shelters For Trafficking Survivors

The primary need for victims of human trafficking is a safe place to stay to escape their abusers. More...

Annual Whitfield Celebrity Meet & Greet and Banquet

Resorts World Casino hosted the annual Trey Whitfield event series, raising money to ensure children of all backgrounds have access to a quality education. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Man Sentenced To Prison For Rape Of 14-Year-Old Girl

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on July 18 that a Richmond Hill man has been sentenced to three years in prison following a jury conviction last month for raping a teenage girl in February of 2016. More...

Truck Bursts Into Flames On Van Dam Street

On Thursday, July 19, at 4:15 pm FDNY was seen hosing down a truck that had burst into flames on Van Dam Street, between Hunters Point Avenue and 48th Avenue. More...

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