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Big News from Durst on Hallets Point Development
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Big News from Durst on Hallets Point Development

The Durst Organization has a couple of important announcements about the Hallets Point Development! First Durst has awarded the operation of the Supermarket in Building one (Already under Construction) to Brooklyn Harvest market. They currently...

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May 01, 2017
Whitey Ford Field, A Great American Diamond
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Whitey Ford Field, A Great American Diamond

There is a gem on Hallets Peninsula on the waterfront in Astoria. Next to the Durst Organization’s new Hallets Point development is a Great American Diamond, with a view of the Hell Gate: Whitey Ford...

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February 03, 2017
DOT: 27th Ave Speed Hump
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DOT: 27th Ave Speed Hump

We are pleased to announce that the NYC Department of Transportation, Queens Borough Commissioner has informed us that they’ve approved installation of a speed hump on 27th Avenue between 8th and 21st Streets. You can...

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October 04, 2016
DOT: 18th Street Speed Hump
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DOT: 18th Street Speed Hump

We are pleased to announce that the NYC Department of Transportation, Queens Borough Commissioner has informed us that they’ve approved installation of a speed hump on 18th Street between Hoyt Avenue and Astoria Boulevard. You...

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October 04, 2016
NYC To invest $150 Million in 5 City Parks
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NYC To invest $150 Million in 5 City Parks

Five New York City Parks are about to get upgrades that include new running tracks, hiking trails, baseball and soccer fields. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently unveiled plans to invest $150 million in 5 NYC...

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September 05, 2016
Cuomo 421a Property Tax Break Proposal
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Cuomo 421a Property Tax Break Proposal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to revive a property tax break may be essential to building new rental apartments in New York City, but it appears to be something identical to a City Hall plan from...

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September 05, 2016
NYC SAFE Disposal Event
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NYC SAFE Disposal Event

Time to get rid of those old car batteries, solvents, out-of-date medication and other items that it’s not safe to dispose of in the household trash. The New York City Department of Sanitation is holding...

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September 04, 2016
Aki Development Brings Luxury To Queens
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Aki Development Brings Luxury To Queens

Aki Todic and Brett Harris of Aki Development are both essential members of OANA, and have an impressive history of giving back to the community. Aki Todic has said that “Astoria, Queens, the best...

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September 04, 2016
Block Party for Earth Event
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Block Party for Earth Event

Big Reuse is throwing a block party in celebration of the planet we call home… Earth! Saturday, September 24 at 12 PM – 4 PM Astoria NY 11102 Between 3rd & 4th Streets Learn more...

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September 04, 2016
Queens Library job hunting program
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Queens Library job hunting program

Are you job hunting this summer, or looking to add skills to your resume that might help you with a job search? The Astoria Branch of the Queens Library has you covered with workshops this...

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July 26, 2016
BQX Connector Project Gets a Streetcar Czar
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BQX Connector Project Gets a Streetcar Czar

On July 15 2016, City Hall announced that Adam Giambrone had been appointed to lead Mayor de Blasio’s BQX Connector project. Giambrone spent years working on developing Transit City, a system of suburban streetcars, only...

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July 16, 2016
Coffeed Comes to Astoria
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Coffeed Comes to Astoria

A new coffee shop is coming to Astoria: the planned location is 26-08 Hoyt Avenue South, between Crescent St and 27th St. But not just any coffee shop: this is a new branch of COFFEED,...

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July 06, 2016
Independence Day Celebration in Astoria Park
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Independence Day Celebration in Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Development Association continued to delight the residents of Astoria with the annual Independence Day fireworks and concert in Astoria Park. Chairs and blankets covered the Great Lawn as neighbors listened to the...

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July 04, 2016
2017 Queens Art Funding
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2017 Queens Art Funding

Applications opened on July 1 for the 2017 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) funding cycle. Queens Council on the arts invites Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations who produce cultural programming in all arts discipline and...

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July 02, 2016
New Department of Sanitation Location
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New Department of Sanitation Location

The New York City Department of Sanitation is looking for a new location for the Queens West One (QW1) Sanitation garage. DOD officials said that the present garage at 34-28 21st Street, which has housed...

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June 28, 2016
East River Bridge Tolls Proposals
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East River Bridge Tolls Proposals

Attention drivers! Legislation was introduced in the State Senate in June by State Senator Andrew Lanza of Staten Island that proposes a $5 toll (provided drivers have EZPass) on the Queensboro Bridge. Lanza’s plan would...

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June 23, 2016
Funding For Charybdis Playground
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Funding For Charybdis Playground

Astoria Park’s popular Charybdis Playground, which has not been renovated in many years, is to receive $1 million for improvements. Council Member Costa Constanides, when announcing that he had allocated these funds in the budget,...

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June 20, 2016
Brooklyn Queens Connector Meeting in Astoria
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Brooklyn Queens Connector Meeting in Astoria

On June 14, the first Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) community meeting was held at the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Astoria. Residents had many questions about Mayor de Blasio’s street-car proposal, including what would be...

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June 15, 2016
Welling Court Mural Project
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Welling Court Mural Project

On June 11 the artists who participated in the Welling Court Mural Project chatted to local residents and discussed their art during a day-long event as 2016’s murals officially replaced last year’s. 140 colorful murals...

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June 12, 2016
Western Queens Waterfront Symposium
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Western Queens Waterfront Symposium

OANA chair Richard Khuzami took part in a valuable symposium on May 21st about the future of the Western Queens waterfront, an event co-sponsored by the Waterfront Alliance, the Greater Astoria Historical Society, and Green...

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May 22, 2016
Plan The Hell Gate Bridge’s Centennial
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Plan The Hell Gate Bridge’s Centennial

How would you throw a party for a bridge? Astoria residents are invited to share their ideas at a planning meeting for a celebration of the Hell Gate Bridge’s 100th Birthday. Here’s an email with...

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April 23, 2016
Astoria’s Parks Need More Officers
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Astoria’s Parks Need More Officers

When the City recently announced funding for 67 additional Parks Enforcement Personnel (PEP Officers), Queens residents and elected officials cried foul over the fact that only 8 of those PEP officers were being assigned to...

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April 22, 2016
TACKLING 21ST STREET TRAFFIC
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TACKLING 21ST STREET TRAFFIC

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association has been calling for a comprehensive traffic study in our area since August of 2015. After a recent tragic hit-and-run fatality on 21st Street and 30th road, traffic safety in...

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April 21, 2016
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