It’s In Queens (June 2 to June 9)

A water lantern festival, cheesemaking, and Queens Pride’s triumphant return add spice to an already hot week of carnival rides, outdoor movies, all-you-can-eat challenges, and a normal (normally psychedelic, that is) version of “Alice in Wonderland.” June 1, Astoria Park Carnival, June 5. Rides, games, and delicious carnival food. Admission is free. Rides are cheap. Astoria Park, Hoyt Avenue North […]

I On Politics

HOCHUL PROPOSES ADD’L ACTION ON STATE GUN LAWS: Governor Kathy Hochul on May 25 proposed additional action to strengthen and close loopholes in state gun laws in the wake of a horrific mass shooting in Texas that claimed the lives of at least 21 people – including 19 elementary school children. Out of an abundance of caution, Governor Hochul is […]

2022-06-01 E-Edition


On Monday, May 30, the annual Memo­rial Day Wreath-Lay­ing ceremonies were held at three war me­morials in Woodside: the Vietnam War Me­morial (57th Street and Woodside Av­enue), War Memorial Park (Woodside and Roosevelt Avenues), and Doughboy Park (Woodside Avenue, between 54th and 56th Streets). These cere­monies occur annually under the auspices of the Woodside Catholic War Veterans Post 870 (headquartered […]

UCCA Wreath-Laying Ceremony At McManus Memorial Park

The United Community Civic Associa­tion (UCCA) executive officers and members held a Memorial Day wreath- laying ceremony on Sunday, May 29, at McManus Memorial Park in Astoria Heights. United Community Civic Asso­ciation President RoseMarie Poveromo said, “McManus Memorial Park was named after Frank McManus, US Army PFC, who lived on 80th Street and was 21 years old, and who paid […]

Street Fair Takes Over Broadway

Astoria was the neighborhood to be in on Monday, May 30. The community was in a festive mood as a street fair lined Broadway on a beautiful, clear day. The warm sun graced vendors and residents as smiles were shared all around. The options to celebrate Memorial Day were endless. From lobster rolls to massive sausage links, there was no […]

Historic Tales Of Long Island City

Ask 100 people from the neighborhood who their favorite character is, and you will get 100 dif­ferent answers, each with a quick story. These nar­ratives are often passed down from one person to another making those characters legends that are woven into an essential part of our community’s oral and written folklore. Long Island City, along with her sisters Brook­lyn […]

June Is Busting Out All Over…

March went out like a lionAwakin’ up the water in the bay;Then April cried and stepped aside,And along came pretty little May! May was full of promisesBut she didn’t keep ‘em quick enough forsome And the crowd of doubtin’ ThomasesWas predictin’ that the summer’d nevercome… But it’s comin’ by dawn,We can feel it come,You can feel it in your heartYou […]

Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser For Trylon To The Editor: Please donate ASAP to our significant fundraiser to salvage and relocate the largely in­tact Trylon Theater facade, or a last Art Deco 1939 World’s Fair representation will be demol­ished forever: We will need to raise at least $25K quickly for the process to begin. Please be an angel and help save this treasure. […]

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