2021-01-27 E-Edition

Save Our Storefronts Coalition

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris joined the Save Our Storefronts coalition in visiting small businesses throughout Astoria on Friday, Jan. 22. The visits came just days after the Senate passed a commercial eviction moratorium and other measures aimed at helping small businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Earlier this week we passed a small business relief package that is just […]

‘Open For Business?’

I On Politics

BIDEN-HARRIS INAUGURATION: In celebration of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on January 20, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney issued the following statements: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: “Today’s inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a demonstration of the American people’s resolve and optimism. While our nation continues to […]

Meng: Biden-Harris Administration Promises ‘Healing, Hope & Opportunity’

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement hailing the swearing in of President Biden: “I congratulate Joe Biden on becoming the 46th President of the United States, and I cannot wait to partner with him and our new Vice President Kamala Harris to address the many critical issues impacting our country. “As I have said, I look forward […]

City Selects Development Partners To Build Affordable Senior Housing

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced the selection of a development team, HANAC and Mega Development LLC, to transform a Cityowned site in Astoria into 100% affordable senior housing. The mixed-use development at 31-07 31st Street will feature 135 affordable homes for seniors, a community center and commercial space. The housing, 30% of which […]

Welcome To Our Medical, Health & Fitness Issue

In our last Medical, Health & Fitness Issue, we thanked all the medical professionals and first responders, frontline and essential workers who have risked their very lives in order to treat those infected with COVID-19 – and we continue to be just as grateful today. Health workers have been stretched almost to the point of breaking, with the demand for […]

Letters to the Editor

The Pride Of Queens A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris, Congratulations on your new positions. I am enclosing a small gift – a copy of the Flushing Remonstrance. I sent this to your predecessor president when he took office. Based on what has transpired over […]

Lyft, DOT Launch Citi Bike’s Expansion Into Astoria

Lyft and the New York City Department of Transportation launched Citi Bike’s expansion in Astoria and Steinway, which will bring an additional 52 docking stations to the neighborhood, more than doubling the number of stations from the previous expansion. The service area will now extend north of Ditmars Boulevard and east of Steinway Street. The first of these stations went […]

3-Acre Sunnyside Parcel Listed for $12.5M

A 3-acre parcel in the heart of the Sunnyside commercial district has been listed for sale for $12.5 million. Six businesses located on the parcel on Queens Boulevard between 45th and 46th Streets were devastated by an inferno that tore through the stores on December 13, 2018, leaving more than 100 workers jobless. The blaze so devastated the structures that […]