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Historical Map of the Astoria Waterfront

A map of the Astoria waterfront from 1876 was donated to OANA by Firefighter Al Soto and Engine 262 on 21st St. We greatly appreciate their contribution. It is an interesting map, showing advertising at that time, plus name changes on the local streets.

What is interesting is the Ferry Dock to 92nd st in Manhattan. What is old is now new again! Especially with this week’s opening of the SoundView Ferry Landing in the Bronx!

Does anyone have any insights or comments? Has this brought anything new to light in regards to your neighborhood?

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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