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Here Comes CitiBike!
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Here Comes CitiBike!

The popular bike sharing program CitiBike will cut the ribbon on new docking stations in Astoria, Long Island City, Harlem, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights starting next week, DNAInfo is reporting. A DOT spokesman said...

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September 06, 2017
Friends of Whitey Ford Field Get Grant from Costa
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Friends of Whitey Ford Field Get Grant from Costa

Councilman Costa Constantinides has allocated a $5,000 grant through the City Parks Foundation on behalf of the volunteer group Friends of Whitey Ford Field.  This allocation is part of the City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative,...

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August 28, 2017
Astoria Ferry Schedule
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Astoria Ferry Schedule

The schedule for the new Astoria Ferry Service has been released! You can find it here: https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/astoria/ or if you want to download a copy of the schedule, click here. It’s safe to say that...

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August 22, 2017
114th Precinct Meeting
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114th Precinct Meeting

There will be a 114th Precinct Summit Meeting this Thursday August 24 at 7 pm. This is a great chance for people in Sector David to meet the officers and air any concerns you may...

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August 22, 2017
Street Renamed for Betty Jean DiBiaso
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Street Renamed for Betty Jean DiBiaso

A light post at the intersection of Ditmars Blvd and 19th now bears the name of Betty Jean DiBiaso Way that’s a tribute to a young woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in...

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August 21, 2017
The Muppets Take Astoria
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The Muppets Take Astoria

Our neighborhood has been known for its association with the entertainment production world since the studio known today as Kaufman Astoria was opened by Adolph Zukor in 1920 and local fans hovered around the lots...

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August 21, 2017
Check the Front Seat
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Check the Front Seat

The 114th Precinct is warning drivers in Astoria to remember to lock their cars and check for valuables on the front seats and in the glove compartments. Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune says that there have...

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August 10, 2017
Hollywood East River
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Hollywood East River

John Turturro, the New York-born actor best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, and the Transformers movies, will be at Socrates Sculpture Park on Wednesday August...

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August 08, 2017
The Floating Hospital’s Astoria Branch
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The Floating Hospital’s Astoria Branch

With health care much in the news these days, we wanted to remind Astoria residents that we now have a branch of the Floating Hospital right here In our neighborhood. The Floating Hospital was founded...

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August 01, 2017
Aviation Job Fair on August 3rd
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Aviation Job Fair on August 3rd

Job hunting? The Port Authority, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and the Council for Aviation Opportunity are sponsoring an Aviation Job Fair at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, on Thursday August 3rd...

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August 01, 2017
FINAL MAP OF CITIBIKE ASTORIA LOCATIONS
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FINAL MAP OF CITIBIKE ASTORIA LOCATIONS

The final map of Citi Bike locations in Astoria has been released! After a community outreach program, the draft station siting plans were released by NYC DOT in April. Comments received from local stakeholders about...

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August 01, 2017
A Sailor’s Life for You?
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A Sailor’s Life for You?

As Astoria awaits the launch of the new ferry line from Hallets Point Peninsula to Roosevelt Island, LIC and Manhattan, job seekers in our community should check this NY1 video: NYC Ferry is looking to...

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July 27, 2017
Astoria Ferry Service Will Begin on August 29
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Astoria Ferry Service Will Begin on August 29

Leaders of local Queens organizations and elected officials, including, amongst others, NYC Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, CB1 District Manager Florence Koulouris, Astoria Houses Residents Association President Claudia Coger, and OANA President Richard...

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July 27, 2017
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August at the Noguchi Museum

It’s a busy month at the Noguchi Museum! On Friday August 4, it’s Free First Friday. Enjoy free admission and extended summer hours from 10 am to 8 pm. Stroll around the art, take a...

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July 25, 2017
Roosevelt Island Tram Renovations
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Roosevelt Island Tram Renovations

Do you take the tram from Roosevelt Island to Manhattan? As of Wednesday July 26, there will be only one tram cabin running every 15 minutes as a program of renovations to the RI tram...

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July 25, 2017
Durst Secures $1 Billion Loan Package
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Durst Secures $1 Billion Loan Package

The Durst Organization has secured a a $1 billion financing package from a group of lenders led by Citi Private Bank. The Real Deal reports that some of the $1 billion may be used for...

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July 19, 2017
Funding for Hallets Point Peninsula
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Funding for Hallets Point Peninsula

The Hallets Point Peninsula is due to get some major upgrades, courtesy of nearly $7.5 million in funding for capital projects, secured by District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides. Constantinides secured $3 million for improvements...

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July 19, 2017
Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting
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Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

On Wednesday July 19, Mayor de Blasio is holding a Town Hall meeting at P.S. 70, located at 30-44-43rd St., Astoria. Doors open at 6 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Doors close at...

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July 15, 2017
City Hall Resource Fair
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City Hall Resource Fair

Have you ever wished you could talk to the top officials at City Hall? Now is your chance: on Tuesday July 18 from 9 am to I pm, there will be a City Resource Fair...

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July 15, 2017
City of Water Day at Socrates Sculpture Park
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City of Water Day at Socrates Sculpture Park

On Saturday July 15, Socrates Sculpture Park is a partner for Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day 2017, an annual 5-borough event that is dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of our New York...

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July 11, 2017
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