Meeting Videos

Watch Videos from the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association monthly meetings.

Thanks to everyone who attends the meetings and we welcome all newcomers!

June 2021 Meeting

June 23, 2021

  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
  • The Variety Boys and Girls Club: Renovation Update by Costa Constantinides
  • NYC Dept. of Transportation Community Outreach: Proposed 21st street bus lane and any other DOT issues

June 2021

  • The Variety Boys and Girls Club: Renovation Update by Costa Constantinides
  • NYC Dept. of Transportation Community Outreach: Proposed 21st street bus lane and any other DOT issues
May 2021

OANA presents a Democratic Primary Candidates Forum For District 22 City Council Race which was the seat previously held by Costa Constantinides.

Tiffany Caban, Evie Hantzopoulos, Leonardo Bullaro, John Ciafone, Nick Velkov, and Catherina Gioino have all indicated participation.

May 2021

UNDESIGN THE REDLINE
Why West of 21st Street was neglected

How the Govt and Banks conspired to stop investment in Minority Communities

PRESENTATION BY:

  • Braden Crooks, “Design the We” 

PANELISTS:

  • Stacey Andreadaki, M.Sc
  • Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO, Urban UpboundSenior Pastor, Center of Hope International
  • PERFORMING ARTIST
    Rachid Halihal:
    Music of North Africa
April 2021

Presentations:

  • Leon Hovsepian , NYU Wagner:  How Finance affects Housing and Development in NYC.
  • Anthoula Katsimatides, Actor: Acting and the Pandemic
  • David Burgoa, NHS of Queens: Jobs at the new LGA Airport – Personal Finance in Housing
March 2021

Presentations:

  • Mark A. Willis Senior Policy Fellow: NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy – Topic: YIMBY vs NIMBY: How Do Supply Restrictions Affect Housing Prices and Rents?
  • Mylos Entertainment – Pivoting during the Pandemic. From Weddings to Free Spirit Tribedance
  • Bishop Mitchell G Taylor: Senior Pastor COHI Nation and Co-founder & CEO Urban Upbound – Advocacy of Western Queens NYCHA campuses and residents
FEBRUARY 2021

Presentations:

  • Councilman Costas Constantinides
  • Astoria Library Renovation: Department of Design and Construction and Queens Library
  • Hallets Cove Clean up and Restoration: NYC Economic Development Corp
  • Performing Arts Presentation: Audrey Dimola: Spoken Word
  • NY State Budget Overview: Dr Guillermo Linares, NYS Higher Education Services Corp
JANUARY 2021

Presentations:

  • NYC Campaign Finance Board: Rank Choice Voting: How and Why
  • Performing Arts: Valerie Green, Dance Entropy
  • New York Power Authority:
    ~ Overview of Waterfront Power Plants in Astoria/LIC
    ~ Mission & Renewable Energy Initiatives
DECEMBER 2020

Presentations:

  • Port Authority Police Lieutenant George Sinopidis
  • Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz: Community Outreach
  • Performing LIVE will be Artist: Virginia Marcs
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC Dept of Environmental Protection): Robert Olivari
NOVEMBER 2020

Presentations:

  • New Commanding Officer,114th Precinct: Captain Ray Jenkins
  • Department of Sanitation, New York City: Community Outreach
  • Mt Sinai of Queens: COO Judy Trilivas
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

Presentations:

  • NYC Hospitality Alliance: Update on Indoor Dining regulations
    • Andrew Rigie
  • The NY/NJ Port Authority: Presentation on the Proposed Airtrain to LGA.
    • Hersh Parekh
SEPTEMBER 2020

Presentations:

  • NYC Hospitality Alliance: Discussing Local Restaurant and Bar issues
  • NYC EDC and Hornblower: Discussion on Direct Ferry Service to UES from Astoria
  • NYC Comptroller’s office: James Mongeluzo – discussion on the Comptroller and what their responsibilities are
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
JUNE 2020

Presentations by:

  • NYC Parks Department: manager Shirley Echevarria, with an appearance by Queens Commissioner Michael Dockett
  • GreenshoresNYC: Advocacy for our waterfront, Katie Ellman
  • Socrates Sculpture Park: Audrey Dimola
  • Noguchi Museum: Brett Littman
  • Updates from Local Theatre Companies: (although not open during the pandemic, many cultural institutions are providing virtual programming)
MAY 2020

Presentations by:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
  • 2020 Census: Jin Kim
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Dr. Alice Welch
  • Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation: Counselor Despina Vougioukas
  • Early Head Start/Parent-Child Plus: Stephanie Baez
  • Revel Electric Mopeds: Carol Antunez
MARCH 2020

Presentations by:

  • NYC Dept of Transportation:
  • HANAC: 2020 Census
  • Neighborhood Housing Service of Queens
FEBRUARY  2020

Presentations by:

  • Con Ed: Community Outreach
  • NYC Fire Department: Fire safety
  • Cultural Queens Theater
JANUARY 2020

Presentations by:

  • Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings: Melanie LaRocca
  • NYPD 114th precinct NCO Officers
  • New Business Presentation: 360 Engineering P.C.