Meeting Videos

Watch Videos from the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association monthly meetings.

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

OANA MEETING

April 14, 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.