Con Edison Asks Customers in Western Queens and Upper West Side to Conserve Energy

Company Reduces Voltage by 5 Percent to Maintain Reliability Con Edison is asking customers in certain neighborhoods in Queens and the Upper West Side of Manhattan to conserve energy while company crews repair equipment. Con Edison has reduced voltage in these areas by 5 percent to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs. The western Queens area is bounded […]


Con Edison crews continue working in extreme conditions across New York City and Westchester County restoring power to customers affected by the heat and humidity. The company has restored service to 14,000 customers who lost service since the heat wave began on Sunday. Crews are working to restore about 1,900 customers. About 1,400 of those are in the areas of […]

Summer Heat Wave

SUMMER’S FIRST HEAT WAVE IS HERE, AND SO ARE SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES Con Edison Offers Conservation Tips, Energy Efficiency Programs Con Edison reminds customers that with temperatures reaching into the 90s this week, it’s a great time to conserve energy, save money and help keep service reliable. The heat, humidity and increased demand for electricity to power air conditioners can cause […]

Con Edison Building Energy Hub in Brooklyn

A NEW YORK ENERGY INNOVATION FIRST: BATTERY STORAGE & VEHICLE CHARGERS ON ONE SITE Con Edison and a business partner plan to turn an empty lot in Brooklyn into a hub of clean energy innovation with a battery energy storage system and 18 publicly available electric vehicle chargers. Con Edison has issued an award letter to Centrica Business Solutions, which […]

What’s In Sunnyside

      June 24, 2021 OUTDOOR MOVIES AT NOONAN PLAYGROUND: QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS Join us tomorrow 6/25 at around 8:30pm (after sundown) for an outdoor movie night at Noonan Playground! We will be partnering with the Queens World Film Festival to bring you a viewing of a selection of local short films. Location: Basketball Court @ Noonan […]

Astoria Bookshop Updates

We’re open again for in-store browsing! Plus new books and staff picks View this email in your browser Dear Friends of the Astoria Bookshop,June 1st was a major milestone for the bookstore: after weeks of rearranging our displays, counting our books, and cleaning the heck out of everything, we re-opened our doors for in-person browsing! We’re so excited to invite […]

Queens Chamber Events for Members and Friends

Membership Membership RSVP TODAY RSVP TODAY RSVP TODAY RSVP TODAY STAY INFORMED STAY INFORMED Make Your Website Work For You Jul 13, 2021 (2 PM – 3 PM) (GMT-4) Happenings in Queens New Member Orientation: Rules of Engagement To Maximize Your Membership Jul 14, 2021 (10 AM – 10:30 AM) (GMT-4) Techniques for Managing Employee Speech … Summer Workshop Jul […]

In Memory of Tom Lainis: A Pioneer of the Dormition Greek Orthodox Church of Southampton, NY

“With heartfelt sorrow and deep pain, and yet in hopeful anticipation of the Heavenly Kingdom, we are saddened to inform you of the passing of our much-loved brother in Christ, Tom Lainis. Our condolences and prayers are with Tom’s entire family. May His Memory Be Eternal!” said Father Alexander, Father Constantine and the Parish Council of the Greek Orthodox Church of the […]

Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of Renovated Arcadian Greek Center

The Geros Tou Morea NY Chapter#1 of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America has a Blessing of the Waters ceremony (Agiamo) on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 2-5 pm in the center at 39-05 27 St., Astoria, NY. Rev. Rev. Paul Panos (Apostolos Panagopoulos) performed the ceremony. Persons attended from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Support was shown for […]

Community News

DSNY Waste Drop Off Sites to Reopen The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced last week that its Special Waste Drop-Off Sites throughout the five booughs will reopen on July 10th. “Commonly-used household products can be harmful to you, our Sanitation workers and the environment,” DSNY officials said. “Help keep New York City healthy, safe and clean by following the law […]