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NYC Planning's Flood Zone Resiliency

NYC Planning’s Flood Zone Resiliency

We have an important presentation by Nilus Klingel from the NYC Department of City Planning: he will be talking about Flood Resiliency Planning and the Flood Resiliency Zoning Text Amendment (initially adopted in 2013 following Hurricane Sandy). City Planning will be adopting a revised text amendment in 2018, and is looking for input from the...


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Halletts Point Traffic Circulation Changes

Halletts Point Traffic Circulation Changes

At the May OANA meeting, Keith Dumanski from the Durst Organization gave us a valuable update on the traffic circulation changes that will be happening as Phase 2 of the Halletts Point Development project gets under way. The traffic changes will be as follows: (Letters correspond with letters on...


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2017 Independence Celebration in Astoria Park

2017 Independence Celebration in Astoria Park

Once again Central Astoria LDC brings us the amazing Independence Celebration in Astoria Park! On Thursday June 29 at 7.30 pm, join friends and neighbors for a performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park, followed by the spectacular Grucci Fireworks. Hope to see...


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LIC Arts Stroll on June 17th

LIC Arts Stroll on June 17th

The Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) is hosting an Arts Stroll on Saturday, June 17th. The stroll features guided tours of Socrates Sculpture Park, including the special exhibition Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again; and a history tour of The Noguchi Museum. The program begins at Socrates Sculpture Park at...


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Mount Sinai Queens Blood Drive

Mount Sinai Queens Blood Drive

On Thursday June 27 from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm, you can help to save a life by donating blood. New York Blood Center vans will be across the street from Mount Sinai Queens all day. Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before you donate. 25-10 30th...


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Astoria Greenmarket Will Not Return This Summer

Astoria Greenmarket Will Not Return This Summer

Sadly, the GrowNYC farmers’ market will not return to Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. DNAInfo is reporting that the closure is due to lack of sales. It would seem to the casual observer that the park is busy every Saturday during the summer months, but GrowNYC says that on...


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Kaufman Arts Festival

Kaufman Arts Festival

On June 24th and 25th, the Kaufman Arts District will host the first Backlot Arts Festival and the Astoria Post reports that there will be film screenings, art exhibits, workshops, performance art, music, and more. Expect to see book crafting at The Astoria Book Shop; a pop-up gallery at...


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June at the Noguchi Museum

June at the Noguchi Museum

The Bang on a Can Music Series returns to the Noguchi Museum on Sunday, June 11, from 3 pm – 4 pm with Innov Gnawa. Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Weather permitting, the...


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Cashless Tolling Only at the Triborough/RFK Bridge

Cashless Tolling Only at the Triborough/RFK Bridge

As of June 15 2017, currency will no longer be accepted at the Triborough/RFK Bridge as cashless tolling begins. Governor Cuomo’s office is encouraging commuters to get E-ZPass and save on tolls. According to the Governor’s office, cashless tolling will reduce congestion and improve travel time for motorists, and...


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Waterfront Bike Parade Returns

Waterfront Bike Parade Returns

The popular LIC Bike Parade returns on Saturday June 10! The fun begins at Socrates Sculpture Park at 11 am, with bike decorating workshops and parade float-making, giveaways and bike repairs. The parade will leave the main gate of Socrates at 2 pm, proceeding southbound along Vernon Boulevard, ending...


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Official Opening of Nari Ward G.O.A.T., again

Official Opening of Nari Ward G.O.A.T., again

On Saturday June 3 from 3 to 7 pm, celebrate Socrates Sculpture Park’s first exhibition devoted to a solo artist, Nari Ward G.O.A.T., again, at the official opening.. There will be a tour of the artworks with the Director of Exhibitions, music and spoken-word performances and a workshop presented...


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Central Astoria LDC’s Astoria Park Carnival

Central Astoria LDC’s Astoria Park Carnival

From June 7 to June 11, it’s the return of the highly popular Astoria Park Carnival, brought to the community by Central Astoria LDC. There will be games, rides, food vendors and fun for kids of all ages! The hours are: Wednesday and Thursday June 7 and 8 from...


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Jazz Series at Socrates Sculpture Park

Jazz Series at Socrates Sculpture Park

Last year’s popular First Thursdays jazz series returns to Socrates Sculpture Park. From 6.30 to 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month this summer, relax after work to the mellow sounds of jazz in the park at the summer events stage near the East River. This series...


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La La Land in Astoria Park

La La Land in Astoria Park

On Friday June 9 from 8 to 10.30 pm, join the Astoria Park Alliance for APA Presents Movies Under the Stars: La La Land. Thanks to the generous partnership of Benedict Realty Group, there will be free popcorn for all attendees and a blanket giveaway for the first 50....


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International Cultural Fest: A Stunning Success

International Cultural Fest: A Stunning Success

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s International Cultural Fest on April 23rd St was a big hit with the crowds who flocked to Steinway Street to join in the community celebration that presented the cultures of many nations. Amazing performances by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY, Ballet Los...


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Share your ideas for Charybdis Playground

Share your ideas for Charybdis Playground

Astoria Park was one of 5 parks chosen to receive $30 million for major improvements through New York City’s Anchor Parks program. The park’s track and field area is currently in the design stage, and the next step is community feedback for the Charybdis Playground area. Please join NYC...


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“Wildfest” at Socrates Sculpture Park

“Wildfest” at Socrates Sculpture Park

Born to be wild? Then head on over to Socrates Sculpture Park on Saturday May 20 from 12 noon to 3 pm, for “Wildfest,” a new mini-festival that focuses on earth-based art and activities. There will be a Native American cultural presentation from the First Nations People of the...


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Clean-up on Astoria Cove site

Clean-up on Astoria Cove site

If the faces in the picture of a clean-up at Astoria Cove/9th Street are familiar they should be: NYPD 114th Precinct Sector David Neighborhood Coordinating Officers Joseph Esposito and Keith Matthes are working with the community to clean up a site whose condition has been a cause of local...


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“Trivia for a Cause” to Benefit APA

“Trivia for a Cause” to Benefit APA

Do you always seem to know the answers on Jeopardy even when the contestants don’t? If you love quizzes, on May 21 at 7 pm, head over to QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, for Trivia with a Cause with Trivia NYC. The event will benefit Astoria Park Alliance. There will...


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“Astoria Provisions” to Replace Astor Bake Shop

“Astoria Provisions” to Replace Astor Bake Shop

A new restaurant is rising on the site of the former Astor Bake Shop, which closed in January. According to the Astoria Post, the new project will be a combination coffee shop/bakery/restaurant/gourmet grocery. John Parlatore, who also owns Gastroteca at 33-02 34th Avenue, plans to open sometime in the...


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Ahoy! NYC Ferry Service Launches

Ahoy! NYC Ferry Service Launches

The merry month of May brought some extra joy to residents of the Rockaways as the new NYC Ferry service began connecting them to other boroughs. Astoria will welcome the new ferry service in August, and the new boats look amazing, with comfortable seating, wi-fi and a snazzy snack...


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N Train Service Weekend Repairs This Summer

N Train Service Weekend Repairs This Summer

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION news for Astoria residents: “N” subway service will be suspended for several weekends this summer for much needed repairs. DNAInfo’s Jeanmarie Evelly reports that on the weekends of May 20-22, Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30), June 3-5, August 12-14, August 19-21, August 26-28, Labor Day Weekend (September...


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“Old Astoria” Activist Honored by Local Lawmakers

“Old Astoria” Activist Honored by Local Lawmakers

President of the Astoria Houses Residents’ Association and OANA supporter Claudia Coger was among three Astoria women recently honored by local lawmakers. The other honorees were Ann Bruno, Community Board 1 member and President of the 114th Precinct Community Council and Mackenzie Farquer, proprietor of Lockwood Shops and Managing...


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Welling Court Mural Project 2017

Welling Court Mural Project 2017

The date has been announced for this year’s Welling Court Mural Project: it will be on Saturday June 10. Every year since 2010, artists have created site-specific works on the walls, gates and garage doors of the streets around Welling Court. Watch the artists at work on the day—many...


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Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting

A record number of District 22 residents—over 3,600–voted in the Participatory Budgeting process this year. Local residents were able to select projects that would benefit from $1 million in the budget of our City Council Member, Costa Constantinides. DNAInfo reports that the most voted-for project was a program to...


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New Building at 26-19 2nd Street

New Building at 26-19 2nd Street

According to YIMBY, an application has been filed for a six-story building at 26-19 2nd Street in Astoria. Despite its proximity to the Halletts Point development, this is a separate project, on a lot that is currently empty. 26-19 2nd Street – Photo credit Richard Khuzami


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Astoria Park Alliance Spring Social

Astoria Park Alliance Spring Social

Our friends at the Astoria Park Alliance are hosting a Spring Social and Fundraiser on Monday May 8 at 6pm. The venue is Vintage, at 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard, and the event will feature a silent and live auction with some great prizes. Proceeds will help Astoria Park Alliance to...


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Sanitation Garage in Ravenswood to be Replaced

Sanitation Garage in Ravenswood to be Replaced

At a lively Town Hall Meeting in LIC on April 27, Mayor de Blasio announced that the DSNY garage at 34-28 21st St, which has been a source of complaints from local residents, will be relocated. $130 million has been allocated in the Mayor’s executive budget to pay for...


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Big News from Durst on Hallets Point Development

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 operate in Brooklyn. Services include: Full Service Deli Meat Department Fresh Produce Department Dairy...


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