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OANA Op Ed Bike Lanes and Traffic Controls

The Queens Daily Eagle has published an op-ed by OANA concerning the new 250 miles of Bike Lanes the city plans on installing. Because of the increase in alternative Vehicles (Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, etc) the streets are getting more dangerous. Our members have experienced too many close calls recently, and we...


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Whitey Ford Field Comfort Station

Whitey Ford Field Comfort Station

OANA has advocated for comfort stations at Whitey Ford Field. We feel this is an important issue that must be addressed. With the upcoming renovations, we expect usage of the field to increase dramatically. Without a comfort station, use by women has been curtailed. We must have facilities equal...


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Astoria Blvd Subway Station Closures

Astoria Blvd Subway Station Closures

Work on the Astoria Blvd Station continues to progress. To accommodate the work, trains will run express in one direction between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza on the following weekends: Nov 23-24 Ditmars-Bound Express Dec 7-8 Ditmars-Bound Express Dec 14-15 Manhattan-Bound Express Additionally, the intersection of Hoyt Av South and 31st Street is...


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“Cool” Astoria

Insider.com has done a little research into why Astoria is the 8th Coolest neighborhood in the world. Looks like food to center stage! In Old Astoria, they discussed the Welling Court Mural project and Socrates Sculpture Park!! What do you think of their conclusions? What did they miss? One...


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Cornell Tech Initiates Partner Violence Program

Cornell Tech Initiates Partner Violence Program

Cornell Tech has initiated a Computer Security Clinic for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence.  “The Computer Security Clinic for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence will allow our talented research team to help more survivors in collaboration with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based...


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Noguchi at Night Fall Fundraiser

The Noguchi Museum is having their fall fundraiser on Nov. 18th, 2019 from 7-10 PM. OANA hopes that everyone who values the Arts can attend, and support one of the top Cultural Institutions in NYC! Old Astorians are proud of the legacy of Isamu Noguchi and the fact that...


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Apply for Socrates Sculpture Park 2020 Fellowships

OANA is proud to support and promote Socrates Sculpture Park, one of the premier destinations for Old Astorians and those who love and support the arts! Socrates Sculpture Park is currently accepting applications for their 2020 Artist Fellowship. This year’s focus is on Public Monuments. Public Monuments have been...


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St Georges Episcopal Church Prayer Breakfast

OANA has enjoyed the support of St George’s Episcopal (Use of their Community Room). And in the spirit of friendship, we want to let everyone know of a great event coming up: St George’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Community Prayer Breakfast. Prayer, Singing, Meditation Anointing with Breakfast Buffet....


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Xerox Inventor Honored

OANA President Richard Khuzami has taken a real interest in the connection between Xerox Corp and Astoria, as manifested in the recent street naming in Astoria for the inventor of the Xerox copier. The corner of 37th Street and Broadway is now known as “Chester Carlson Way”. Chester Carlson...


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Writing Circle at Astoria Library

Writing Circle at Astoria Library

Queens Library Astoria Branch will be holding a writing circle over the next several months. The next session will take place on Saturday, October 26. In this creative writing and performance workshop series, anyone with a story to offer, an interesting/dramatic character to present, or an interest in connecting...


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November 5 Election Ballot Initiatives

The New York City 2019 Charter Revision Commission has put five initiatives on the ballot for the November 5th election. OANA implores all voters to go over these proposals, so they can make informed decisions. We have not yet taken any positions on this and look forward to receiving...


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NYC’s Repair of Tree damaged Sidewalks

NYC’s Repair of Tree damaged Sidewalks

At our next OANA meeting on Oct. 8th, NYC Parks Forestry (Trees) will be joining us, and we look forward to an extremely interesting presentation (Note: NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan will also be joining us). However, the Parks specialist on the newly announced Sidewalk Repair program, (in which the...


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OANA October 2019 Monthly Meeting

Please join us: Find out about your neighbors, local issues, and ask questions of city agencies, local elected, and civic leaders. Our goal is to provide a voice to Old Astorians, and address the quality of life cultural, and economic issues that affect us all. Our next meeting is...


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OANA Seminars

OANA Seminars

In the coming year, we at OANA would like to expand the services we are offering. A space for classes and symposia has been offered to us by our VP Kevin Hernandez, and we want to take the opportunity to amplify one of our mission statements, the education of...


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PS 171 in Old Astoria gets Solar Power

PS 171 in Old Astoria is the first of six schools in Councilman Costa Constantinides District that will receive solar panels within the next two years. The installation of the green infrastructure will teach students about the impact of renewable energy in addition cutting carbon emissions. 1.5 Million dollars...


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Noguchi Museum Stone Carving Studio

Noguchi Museum Stone Carving Studio

The Noguchi Museum is providing hands-on stone carving classes on October 6, 13, 20, & 27. 2:00 pm to 4:00 Pm Introductory stone carving techniques: Learn how to create forms and polish surfaces using hand tools. For ages 18 and older. Space is limited: Registration fee required. Photos: Katherine...


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CPR Instruction with OANA and East Hudson Realty

In our mission to educate and improve the quality of life in Old Astoria, OANA has partnered with East Hudson Realty to provide training in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). We invited the Fire Dept Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to provide instruction on this vital skill. There is no more...


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Immigration Advocacy Services 30th Anniversary Gala

Immigration Advocacy Services 30th Anniversary Gala

The Immigration Advocacy Services will be holding its 30th Anniversary Gala at Riccardo’s By The Bridge on October 5th, 2019. The event will include a Dinner Dance, Live Band and Full Bar all through the night. You can find out more about the event and purchase tickets here. The...


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Worms on our trees

This year it seems we have a lot of caterpillars on our trees. They are consuming most of the leaves, and some of our neighbors are concerned. We reached out to Parks, and were told the following: The fall webworm is native to our region and the impact of...


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Shore Blvd Flooding

As many of you know, the flooding on Shore Blvd reached extreme levels this summer. Cars were unable to pass, and some events had to be postponed or canceled. We were fortunate to have Mr. Robert Oliveri, Community Coordinator with the NYC Dept of Environmental Protection present at our...


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Blessing of the Pets

St George’s Episcopal Church Presents the “Blessing of the Pets” Saturday, October 5th at 9 AM on the lawn All faiths welcomed! Pet catering by Chateau le Woof! For more info call 718 721 5154 or email stgeorge.astoria@gmail.com


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Weatherization Workshop

Weatherization Workshop

Free Energy Education and Weatherization Workshop Presented By the New York Power Authority and St George Episcopal Church 14-20 27th Ave Astoria NY 11102 Saturday Oct 26th, 10 am to 1:30 pm Or Sunday October 27th, 12:30 pm to 3 Pm Registration Required; Space limited to 30 people Online:...


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Street Cleaning Come to Old Astoria Sept 16th

Street Cleaning Come to Old Astoria Sept 16th

The new Street Cleaning signage is up! Street Cleaning will begin Sept 16th.  Please make sure you follow Alternate Side regulations. We are pleased that the local media has helped in notifying the neighborhood of upcoming changes in Parking Requirements in Old Astoria. We want to thank them for...


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CPR Training

East Hudson Realty and OANA have teamed up to present a special event that everyone who has a loved one or wants to be ready to help his neighbor should attend! Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) will be provided by the FDNY EMS. We urge everyone to join us....


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Hallett’s Point Alliance

Hallett’s Point Alliance

Hallett’s Peninsula has seen a lot of changes, from a Supermarket, New Residential Buildings, and now a performance and event space. This performance space will not only provide a much needed public facility to the residents of Hallets Peninsula, it will also act as a destination for all New...


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New Development across from Hallets Cove

Over 500 new apartments are coming to the Astoria waterfront in the next few years. Cape Advisors has just released renderings of their new development. This development is “As of Right”, which means it is within the existing zoning parameters and does not need any special zoning changes to...


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Brooklyn Harvest Grand Opening on September 7th

Brooklyn Harvest is having their Grand Opening Festival on September 7th from 11 am to 7 PM! Their greatly anticipated supermarket, so badly needed on Hallets Peninsula, has proven to be a huge asset improving everyone’s quality of life. They have been supportive of many local organizations, such as...


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OANA September Monthly Meeting

Summer is winding down and we are beginning our season of community events. Please join us: Find out about your neighbors, local issues, and ask questions of city agencies, local elected, and civic leaders. Our goal is to provide a voice to Old Astorians, and address the quality of...


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Backpack Giveaway

Backpack Giveaway

Hope your summer has been going great so far! For those with kids, you may already be thinking about shopping for back-to-school. St. George’s Episcopal Church knows that this can be an expensive time of year for many families, so they are hosting a Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, August...


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New Street Cleaning Schedule in Old Astoria

New Street Cleaning Schedule in Old Astoria

A 20-year journey to establish Street Cleaning in Old Astoria has finally been realized. This Monday August 12th, new signage will be installed providing street cleaning 1 day per week per side (a total of 2 times per week) in Old Astoria. Not only will this contribute to cleanliness...


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Retail Business Taxes

Retail Business Taxes

We read with interest an article in PATCH that shows, in addition to rents, the city’s tax on business is proving to be a real impediment to successful enterprise. We all know that rising rents are causing many businesses to fold. But the City needs to accept some responsibility...


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Waterfront Planning Camp

Waterfront Planning Camp

Please join the Department of City Planning (DCP) for their first ever visioning event! ‘Waterfront Planning Camp’ will take place on Saturday, August 17th on Governors Island, from 12 noon to 4 pm. Together with the artists of Works on Water, DCP will host an afternoon of fun activities,...


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National Night Out against Crime August 6th, 2019

National Night Out against Crime August 6th, 2019

Every summer, one of our neighborhoods great events is the National Night Out Against Crime. This year it is taking place on August 6th, 2019 from 5 to 8 PM at in the Astoria Park Great Lawn. “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO)is a National Crime Prevention event. It is...


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The BioBus Comes to Hallets Cove

The BioBus Comes to Hallets Cove

Astoria students of all ages will have the opportunity to study marine life and science in Hallets Cove this summer. The NYC EDC’s BioBus Mobile Research Lab will be parked near the Astoria Houses Community Center to offer free educational programs. The schedule for the BioBus is Mondays from...


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Tour of Hallets Point Development

Tour of Hallets Point Development

The Durst Organization has provided the following “Tour” on its first building for its Hallets Point Development. The 2 buildings, which sit at 26 Ave between 1st and 2nd St, are next to Whitey Ford Field, and will help to activate the portion of Hallets Peninsula that today is...


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All-Star-Game at Whitey Ford Field

All-Star-Game at Whitey Ford Field

Neil Herdan and Blair Clancy, Co-Chairs of Friends of Whitey Ford Field were covered in the Queens Gazette and Queens Chronicle last week. Both volunteers are members of OANA. Neil wrote a brief story about the Queens Lighted Softball Association’s All-Star Game at Whitey Ford Field in the Queens...


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The QLSA Annual Mega All-star Softball Game

The QLSA Annual Mega All-star Softball Game

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) is pleased to notify everyone of an important event this Wednesday on Hallets Peninsula. The Queens Lighted Softball Association will be hosting its annual mega all-star softball game Wednesday, July 10th at Whitey Ford Field in Astoria. Festivities will start with a home...


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Astoria Ferry Extension

Ferry Extension and Astoria Waterfront Arts District

QNS.com has written a great article discussing OANA’s position on the extension of the Astoria ferry to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Also discussed is the proposed Arts District on the Astoria Waterfront! Please take a moment to SIGN THE FERRY EXTENSION PETITION! Media coverage is extremely important in...


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Rendering of the new Kosciuszko Bridge

Albany Gives NYC Design Build Authority

The highlight of this years NYS Legislative session, which OANA has supported over the years, is the authorization to allow NYC capital projects to be built under “Design Build” standards. This streamlines the process, allowing an entity to control both the design and construction. This will reduce redundancies, and...


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Astoria Houses Senior Center Saved

Astoria Houses Senior Center Saved

We applaud our elected officials for saving the Senior Center in Astoria Houses. Through the efforts of these officials, and the advocacy of Claudia Coger, President of the Astoria Houses Tenants Association, Mayor De Blasio’s proposal to close the center has been stopped. Senior Center Saved! We should not...


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Summer on the Astoria Waterfront

Summer on the Astoria Waterfront

The June meeting of the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) featured our NYC Parks District Manager, our District 22 City Council Member, and representatives from the cultural and recreational institutions on the Astoria waterfront to give us a preview of all the great events and programs to come this...


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Disability Insurance Discrimination Affects Local Businesses

Disability Insurance Discrimination Affects Local Businesses

PIX 11 News recently released a story about discrimination in disability insurance affecting local businesses–and one Queens lawmaker is aiming to change that. Kafia Saxe, owner of Communitea in Long Island City, told PIX11 that disability insurance for her female employees costs more than double what it does for...


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De Niro and Astoria: Unbeatable combination

Hollywood East Coast “Astoria” has a new film studio in the works! And an early investor is Robert De Niro. This is also an example how an investment by the city and state in an industry can lead to benefits the whole community can enjoy, contrary to some who...


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Queens Green Day Festival

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Queens Green Day Festival returns on Saturday June 8 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Come get more connected to the Earth while you reach for the stars in the current Chronos Cosmos exhibition. The event will feature activities and demos from Socrates partners Hellgate Farm,...


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2nd Annual Ford Family Day 2019

Thanks to the support of the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association, Friends of Whitey Ford Field (FOWFF) is launching a digital marketing campaign to promote its 2nd Annual Ford Family Day at Whitey Ford Field, 26th Avenue, and 2nd Street, June 1st. The group is taking advantage of the LINKNYC...


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Spring Break event at Rainey Park

Family Fun at Rainey Park on June 2nd

Central Astoria LDC’s popular Family Fun at Rainey Park event returns on Sunday June 2nd from 12 noon to 3pm. Come join your neighbors and enjoy face painting, balloon art, and planting crafts, as well as performances by Music for Aardvarks, Claire’s Creative Adventures for Kids, and Wondersock Puppets....


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Congressional Field Hearing on the 2020 Census

Curious to learn more about the 2020 Census? The Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a Field Hearing on the Census on Tuesday May 28 at 2 pm, at LaGuardia Community College, in the Little Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. “Getting Counted: The...


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Enhanced Pedestrian Crossings

OANA just received notification from the NYC Department of Transportation of enhanced pedestrians crossing at 18th st and Astoria Park South. “We are pleased to Announce that DOT will be implementing an enhanced crossing at the intersection of Astoria Park South at 18th Street. Please see the description of an...


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The Importance of Libraries in our Community

OANA recognizes the great importance of Libraries in our community and greatly appreciated the presentation by outgoing Astoria Library Brach manager Gus Tsekelis at our last monthly meeting on May 14th. He gave a great presentation on the history and upcoming capital projects of the “Carnegie” library. Both Councilman...


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Registration Open for East River RBI Little League

District Council Member Costa Constantinides and HANAC Astoria Cornerstone are proud to present East River RBI Little League. Ages 7-8 and ages 9-10. There will be 2 divisions and 6 teams per division. Registration is currently open, families should go to HANAC Astoria Cornerstone at 4-05 Astoria Blvd to...


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Independence Day Celebration in Astoria Park

It’s almost time to celebrate our nation’s birthday! Central Astoria LDC invites you to join them for their 35th Anniversary Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, June 27, at the Astoria Park Great Lawn. The Queens Symphony Orchestra will play at 7.30 pm, followed by Fireworks by Grucci at 9...


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Upcoming Events at St. George’s Church

Upcoming Events at St. George’s Church

There will be two great events at St. George’s Episcopal Church that you won’t want to miss! On Saturday May 18, the Church hosts Sacred Sites Open House from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be free tours of this historic church and cemetery and learn about the...


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Father’s Day Classic Car Show on June 16

Father’s Day Classic Car Show on June 16

Looking for a truly cool event this Father’s Day? You won’t want to miss the Classic Car Show that Astoria Park Alliance is hosting along Shore Boulevard beside the Park on Sunday June 16 from 11 am to 2.30 pm. Shore Blvd aka “The Strip” will be closed to...


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City Plans to Close the Senior Center at the Astoria Houses

In distressing news for the Astoria Houses residents who used the Senior Center at 4-05 Astoria Blvd, the Mayor’s office is threatening to close the center, giving as their reason low attendance at the center—but local elected officials dispute that rationale. District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides told WPIX...


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Setting Up for Socrates Sculpture Park’s New Season

It’s that time of the year when April showers bring May flowers and the new season of art, activities and events at Socrates Sculpture Park. Their new exhibition Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space opens on May 5 and runs to September 2. Participating artists include Radcliffe Bailey, Beatriz...


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Upper East Side to Astoria Ferry Access

OANA has strongly supported the extension of the Astoria Ferry to originate at the Upper East Side Soundview landing . Please read our statement. The NYC EDC and Hornblower, operator of the Ferry, will be presenting at our next meeting on May 14th, at St George Episcopal Church, 1420...


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Earth Day Tree Planting in Astoria

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul helped volunteers from One Tree Planted and the city’s Parks Department plant a young sapling in Astoria on Earth Day, April 22. OANA President Richard Khuzami and NYC Queens Parks Commissioner Michael Dockett were among the guests who also participated. – Photo Dean Moses...


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The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Annual Gala

Authors: Clare Doyle; Richard Khuzami On May 20th at 6:30 at the Museum of the Moving Image, APAC is having their annual gala. Please support Astoria’s award-winning community theater institution, in what promises to be an entertaining evening. APAC’s production of Caroline, or Change, will run from May 2...


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NYC Council Passes Climate Mobilization Bill

On April 18, the New York City Council passed a bill that requires buildings more than 25,000 square feet to reduce emissions 40 percent by the year 2030, and 80 percent by the year 2050. Other provisions of the Climate Mobilization Act include phasing out the city’s non-renewable energy power...


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Permits filed for Building on Hallets Peninsula

Last year, we reported on the sale of property on 4th street on Hallets Peninsula. The new owner has been issued permits for a new 7 story building on this site. As per the Astoria Post article, his “plans with the Department of Buildings are for a 7-story, 99-unit, residential building...


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Creative Writing Workshop at the Queens Public Library

Creative Writing Workshop at the Queens Public Library

Are you an aspiring writer? You won’t want to miss this upcoming free  creative writing circle and performance workshop at the Queens Public Library Astoria (14-01 Astoria Blvd) that will run every second Saturday in April, May and June. Sessions: Astoria Sat, Apr 13, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm Astoria...


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International Cultural Fest on April 14

International Cultural Fest on April 14

The Central Astoria LDC, in association with District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides, invite you to join them for the 5th Annual Celebrate Astoria! International Cultural Fest. Don’t miss this amazing free event that celebrates various cultures from around the world through music and dance on Sunday, April 14, from 12:00...


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Foreign Language Books Wanted for Good Cause

Get a head start on your spring de-cluttering and help out Astoria resident Zora O’Neill, who is looking for donated books on Nextdoor.com: “WANTED: books in many languages (by April 8) I’m collecting books to stock a library for refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece. Because Astoria is so wonderfully multilingual,...


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District 22 Participatory Budgeting Voting Begins

District 22 Participatory Budgeting Voting Begins

It’s that time of the year when Astoria residents can partake in grassroots democracy! District 22 Council Member Constantinides has once again set aside $1 million in capital spending for the community to decide what should be funded. There are proposals on this year’s ballot to enhance local school,...


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NYC Ferry Spring 2019 Schedule

NYC Ferry Spring 2019 Schedule

The NYC Ferry has released its spring schedule. The Astoria Route has added a stop in Brooklyn! Our Ferry Landing in Old Astoria has proven to be a game changer and is essential in the process of changing our neighborhood from a transportation desert to an easily accessible destination...


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Minority and Women-Owned Business Vendor Networking Event

Minority and Women-Owned Business Vendor Networking Event

This Thursday, March 28th from 3-6 pm, join the NYC Department of Correction’s annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) networking event, aimed at connecting M/WBE vendors with City agencies. Learn about contracting opportunities with the City of New York, the Port Authority, La Guardia Gateway Partners, Skanska Walsh...


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Street Closures

Street Closure this Weekend

A reminder that this coming weekend the intersection of Astoria Blvd and Hoyt Avenue South will be closed to traffic for work at Astoria Blvd station. This closure will continue to occur every weekend through June. There will be traffic enforcement agents directing traffic around the intersection, as well...


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Organics Waste Requirements for NYC Businesses

A heads-up from the NYC Department of Sanitation: As of February 15, 2019, the NYC Department of Sanitation will begin issuing summonses to the following businesses not separating their organic waste: Food service establishments with a floor area of at least 15,000 square feet Food service establishments that are...


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April at the Noguchi Museum

Spring is on the way, so it will soon be warm enough to enjoy the Sculpture Garden at the Noguchi Museum. And there Is a host of programs to enjoy in April as well. On Thursday, April 4, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm, you don’t want to miss a...


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Sunnyside Yards Public Meeting

The NYC Economic Development Corporation is presenting Public Meeting on the proposal to deck the Sunnyside Rail yards to create a new neighborhood in Queens. They are in the process of reaching out to the community for their ideas. This public meeting will act as both an educational session...


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Census Town Hall with Carolyn Maloney on March 16

Census Town Hall with Carolyn Maloney on March 16

Please join Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for this important event: a Town Hall on the 2020 Census, this Saturday March 16 from 1 to 3 pm at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-1230th Road. To be discussed: What will the 2020 Census mean for New York City?...


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Sanitation Disposal Event April 13, 2019

Sanitation Disposal Event April 13, 2019

Take advantage of this event: An excuse for that much-needed Spring Cleaning. Astoria Park Parking Lot Saturday, April 13th, 2019 10 am to 4 pm Dispose of harmful items: Auto products Electronics Household products, Medical Items Please see below for more details.


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A Musical Journey To Rebetiko on April 7

Please join the Hellenic Relief Foundation for a good cause and a fascinating musical journey through the history of Rebetiko: its roots and its history. Rebetiko is a collective term for the urban popular song of the Greeks from the late 19th century onwards. In 2017 rebetiko was added...


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OANA requests Zoning Study

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association has requested the City of NY do a Zoning Study of the area in Community District 1 that has not been rezoned since 1961. NY1 broadcast a piece on this request. Currently, the zoning does not reflect the types of buildings that currently exist....


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Food and Retail Opportunities for LaGuardia Airport

Queens and Astoria Business Entrepreneurs! LaGuardia Gateway Partners is looking for food and retail partners for the new LaGuardia Central Terminal B. LaGuardia Partners and the NYNJ Port Authority will be presenting at the March 12th OANA meeting at 7 PM at St George Episcopal Church at 1420 27th...


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Farewell Fete for the Socrates Annual 2018 Exhibition

We can’t wait for the new season to being at Socrates Sculpture Park! But while we’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming season of art workshops, concerts, exercise classes and movie nights, Socrates’ first event of the year is coming up. Head to the Park on Sunday, March 24th from 3...


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Astoria Blvd and Hoyt Avenue Closings

Astoria Blvd and Hoyt Avenue Closings

We received a reminder from Howie Levine of the MTA that Astoria Blvd station will close for nine months beginning on March 17 at 10pm. While the official closure starts on March 17, the entire Astoria line, including Astoria Blvd, will be closed for station work that weekend beginning on...


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Property tax: Reach out to the Department of Finance

Property tax: Reach out to the Department of Finance

Recently many property owners have received Property Tax Assessments that have greatly increased in the last few years. To those who want more information on how these are determined, plus avenues to have them reevaluated or contested, the Department of Finance has Community Workshops set up. Please click for...


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Aviation Job Fair in Corona on March 7 2019

Aviation Job Fair in Corona on March 7 2019

Aviation career opportunities are expanding in Queens, and this will likely bring jobs in related industries with it. For instance, the Queens Chronicle reports that the new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport has begun hiring, looking to employ as many as 800 people. If you are job-hunting, mark your...


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21st Street Vision Zero Safety Corridor

The NYC DOT has designated 21st st from 20th ave to 50th avenue as a Vision Zero Site and will focus on additional safety precautions. The DOT says the 4.2 pedestrian deaths per mile from 2012-2016 make this designation an urgent public safety matter. Improvements will include leading pedestrian...


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Pancake Breakfast at St. George’s Church on March 3rd

Historic St. George’s Church will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday March 3rd from 11 am to 12.30 pm in the Community Room. $10 donation; children under 6 are free. Call 718-721-5154 for more information and for tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door. St. George’s...


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NYC Retrofit Event in Forest Hills on March 7th

NYC Retrofit Accelerator and Urban Green Council will be organizing a free energy training workshop designed for Queens-based Coop and Condo board members and residents. The event will be on Thursday March 7th  in Forest Hills. Location: Commonpoint Queens 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, NY 11375, from 7 to...


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Open Call for the 2019 ArtPort Residency Program

The Queens Council on the Arts is accepting applications for the next round of the Artport Residency Program! The residency will be based in the rotunda of the Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A). During the 3-month residency period, the artist will set up a public studio to create new...


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First Annual LIC CON

Astoria and LIC residents interested in finding out more about after-school programs, sports, financial planning, adult fitness classes, restaurants and more available in Long Island City won’t want to miss the first annual LIC CON on Saturday March 30th from 10 am to 1 pm. Hosted by P.S./I.S. 78Q...


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Hallets Point Building 1 Opens

The Durst Organization’s Hallets Point Development on the Astoria Waterfront has announced the opening of Building # 1. There have been numerous delays, political, financing, construction issues. OANA has looked forward to the completion of this project and also the adjoining Astoria Cove project. These projects, which include an...


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Astoria Blvd N/W subway line closure

Astoria Blvd station will close for nine months beginning on March 17 at 10pm. While the official closure starts on March 17, the entire Astoria line, including Astoria Blvd, will be closed for station work that weekend beginning on March 16 at 3:45am, as previously emailed. As outlined The...


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UP-STAND FREE family-friendly workshop

UP-STAND , an organization that advocates for accessibility for the disabled, seniors, and Moms, will be offering a FREE workshop to help guide you toward becoming even more accessible. The fact is that being more inclusive of pregnant women and families makes businesses significantly more profitable. Please fill out...


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Astoria/LIC Ravenswood Rezoning Study

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association requests that the City of New York authorize and fund the NYC Department of City Planning to conduct a rezoning of the area of CD1. This neighborhood has not been rezoned since 1961. Two areas of CD1 have been rezoned: Astoria North of Broadway,...


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Postpone Your Other Plans and Go See The Other Place

The Headwall Theatre Company’s production of The Other Place by Sharr White had its premiere this past weekend, and if you weren’t there, you missed an amazing performance. The play opens with Juliana Smithton checking into a luxury hotel in St Thomas, where she is delivering a presentation on the virtues...


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Accessibility and Luxury Housing

OANA Board Member Brett Harris is featured in today’s NY Times article. Accessibility, whether in our Transit System, housing, and any other public and private space that those with disabilities, seniors, or mothers with young children especially in strollers may encounter is a number one priority of OANA and...


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Property sale n 4th street in Hallets Peninsula

Lee & Associates NYC announced on Thursday that they facilitated the sale of a property at 26-24 & 26-26 Fourth St., that sits in the Hallets Cove in Astoria. It was sold for $11.5 million to Bruman Realty. The property consists of two lots totaling 25,473 square feet of buildings, with...


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Saturday Sculpture Workshop at Socrates

Job Opportunities at Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Grounds & Operations and for Teaching Artists for the 2019 season. The Park is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented communities. A cultural gem in Astoria, Socrates...


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2nd Annual NYC Free Tax Prep-A-Thon

2nd Annual NYC Free Tax Prep-A-Thon

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs announces the 2nd Annual NYC Free Tax Prep-A-Thon, an all day long FREE Tax Filing marathon on Saturday, February 9th. Share with your friends and networks, and please help us spread the word! Families and individuals who earned $54,000 or less in 2018can get their taxes done for FREE! FREE one-on-one...


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Senior Property Tax

Nothing destroys a community more than when a senior citizens, who has lived in a neighborhood their whole life, are forced out because of inability to pay expenses. The history and wisdom they carry makes sure the uniqueness of each neighborhood survives and is carried forward. And, after so...


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Jobs with the US Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting in Queens and across the country to fill temporary paid jobs as we inch closer to the 2020 census. To be eligible for a 2020 census job, candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be a...


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Subway Tragedy Underscores Need for Elevators

Tragically, the mother of a one-year-old child was killed this week after she fell down the stairs and onto the platform. in a Manhattan subway station while carrying a stroller as well as her baby daughter. The 22-year-old victim, Malaysia Goodson, 22, had her accident at the 53rd St. and...


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Community Board Applications Are Open

Community Board Applications Are Open

Interested in local affairs and issues that affect your neighbors? Do you often say, “Something should be done about that!”? Why not apply to join your local community board? Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is accepting applications for new members of Queens community boards. These are volunteer positions for...


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Paid Summer Internships with the Port Authority

Paid Summer Internships with the Port Authority

Do you have family members or friends looking for a summer internship opportunity that will look great on their resumes? The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is offering 12-week paid internships that will give graduate and undergraduate students the chance to work with knowledgeable and experienced...


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Mulch from Mulchfest

Mulchfest in Astoria Park, January 12 and 13

This weekend, Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13, Astoria residents can bring their holiday trees and wreaths to Astoria Park to be chipped and turned into mulch that will help protect city trees. And you can take home a bag of fragrant mulch to use in gardens or...


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Foam Ban Starts January 1 2019

Foam Ban Starts January 1 2019

An important alert for business owners in Astoria: Starting January 1, 2019, a ban on foam comes into effect. New York City stores and food-service businesses can no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls and trays. Additionally, NYC...


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OANA President Richard Khuzami to serve as an Officer of EMBCA

OANA President Richard Khuzami to serve as an Officer of EMBCA

OANA President Richard Khuzami has been asked to sit as an Officer of EMBCA. He is honored to serve this great Cultural and Business Association. Following is their mission: The East Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance (EMBCA, Inc.) was established in New York by professionals and scholars, from various backgrounds...


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Rainey Park Visioning Session

Rainey Park Report Released by Green Shores NYC

Local non-profit Green Shores NYC  this month released a comprehensive report on its 2018 Rainey Park Community Visioning project. Although a much-loved recreation space, Rainey Park has neither the amenities nor the programming that distinguish its neighbors on the East River waterfront, Queensbridge Park and Astoria Park. Through a...


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Funding for the Queens Library Astoria Branch

Funding for the Queens Library Astoria Branch

District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides joined with Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott earlier this month to announce funding in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget that will re-envision the Astoria branch of the library as a 21st-century learning facility for Western Queens. Costa, in partnership with NYC...


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OANA Appointed to Amazon Community Advisory Committee

OANA Appointed to Amazon Community Advisory Committee

We at the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) are pleased to have been appointed to the Amazon Community Advisory Committee. We look forward to the opportunity to have input how the Amazon HQ2 is implemented, especially emphasizing sustaining and improving our quality of life in LIC/Astoria. For further information...


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LGA Job Fair

3 Hiring Events this Week for Jobs at LaGuardia Airport

Job fairs for the new LaGuardia Airport. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Walk-Ins Welcome HMSHost will be conducting on the spot interviews for Baristas, Cooks, Crewmembers, Servers, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Shift Supervisors, Restaurant Managers for our brand-new locations at the new LaGuardia terminal within the LaGuardia Airport. Details:...


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Flux Factory

Flux Factory Accessibility Fellowship

Attention artists! Monday December 17 at 11.59 pm is the deadline to apply for the inaugural Flux Factory Accessibility Fellowship. This fellowship, which consists of a subsidized two month residency and artwork commission opportunity to one disabled artist during the Spring of 2019, is being offered by Flux Factory...


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Emergency Snow Workers Needed

Emergency Snow Workers Needed

Registration is now open for people interested in working as an emergency snow laborer for the upcoming snow season. Snow laborers are per-diem workers who shovel snow and clear ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets in the City after heavy snowfalls. Those interested in applying...


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OANA Amazon Op-Ed

OANA Amazon Op-Ed

The Queens Chronicle has published an Op-Ed by Richard Khuzami and the OANA Board speaking of the upcoming Amazon HQ2. We take the view, if all parties act responsibly, this can be a positive for both Queens and Amazon. We also understand that people on either side can sometimes...


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Astoria Blvd Subway Station Stairwell Closures

Astoria Blvd Subway Station Stairwell Closures

OANA received the following from the MTA regarding closure for the renovation of the Astoria Blvd subway station on the N/W line “As part of the larger reconstruction of Astoria Blvd station, NYCT will be closing the street stair on Columbus Triangle at the SE corner of Hoyt Ave North...


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NCO Officers December Meeting

NCO Officers December Meeting

The Neighborhood Coordinating Officers of Sector David, 114th Precinct will hold their next “Build the Block” meeting to identify Policing and Public safety Needs of the Community. Sector David is from Astoria Park South to the north, Queens Plaza to the South, 21st St to the east, and Roosevelt...


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Open Calls for Artists’ Proposals at Socrates Sculpture Park

Open Calls for Artists’ Proposals at Socrates Sculpture Park

Attention artists! Two Open Call deadlines are coming up at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens Wednesday December 19 is the deadline to submit proposals for The Socrates Annual Fellowship 2019 – an annual residency program that awards fifteen artists the opportunity to produce sculpture and installation for The...


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Luna Park: A Benefit Concert for APAC

Luna Park: A Benefit Concert for APAC

On May 16, 1903 at 8.05 pm, more than 250,000 electric lights illuminated the Brooklyn sky when Skip Dundy and Fred Thompson opened Luna Park at Coney Island. it was one of the three original large parks built on Coney Island, the other two being Steeplechase Park and Dreamland....


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New Renderings, 28-16 21st Street

New Renderings, 28-16 21st Street

Falcon Pacific Builders has released a new rendering for a 50 unit rental and retail building located at 28-16 21st Street in Astoria. The announcement was made by Robert Goodman, Chief Operating Officer of Falcon Pacific Builders. “We are thrilled to have begun construction on this new project in...


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Astoria Blvd Station Stair Closure for ADA Elevator

Astoria Blvd Station Stair Closure for ADA Elevator

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Following is the latest of a series of service changes created by the upcoming renovation of the Astoria Blvd (NW) subway station by the MTA >“As part of the larger reconstruction of Astoria Blvd station, NYCT will be closing the street stair on the NW corner...


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Holiday Tree Lighting in Astoria Park

Holiday Tree Lighting in Astoria Park

Please join Central Astoria LDC for their 6th annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Join your friends and neighbors  on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park from 2- 5 pm for an afternoon filled with music, train rides and fun for all the family! Free...


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Book Swap in Astoria Heights Park

Book Swap in Astoria Heights Park

The Friends of Astoria Heights Park are hosting their 3rd Annual Book Swap in the park on Saturday November 10 from 10 am to 1 pm. There will be a box maze for kids (bring a box for your kid to crawl through). Stick around for Story Corner from...


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Sanitation Walk Through Old Astoria

Sanitation Walk Through Old Astoria

Richard Khuzami, president of Old Astoria Neighborhood Association, was privileged to be invited by Councilman Costa Constantinides to accompany him and NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia on a tour of the streets of Old Astoria. This is the result of a 5 year campaign of OANA to reduce the...


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Making Business More Accessible

Making Business More Accessible

UP-STAND is launching a Community Ramp Project to ease the restraints set up by single-step store entrances here in Astoria. These colorful ramps will be FREE to businesses, built by volunteer high school students, and make Astoria more accessible for our neighbors. Find out more about how to get involved...


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Old Astoria Voting: Not good

Old Astoria Voting: Not good

The Gothamist has created a program that lets you know how many in your neighborhood voted in 2014. Old Astoria was below the city average. We need to do better. OANA received many complaints especially about Quality of Life issues, and we do our best to help address them....


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The 2018 DSNY Leaf Collection Program

The 2018 DSNY Leaf Collection Program

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) conducts special collections of leaves. The schedule for setting out leaves for fall collection in Old Astoria will be after 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 24 and December 8. There are specific guidelines residents need to follow in order to have their leaves...


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Halloween Celebration in Astoria Park

Halloween Celebration in Astoria Park

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Sunday Oct 21st, the Central Astoria Local Development corp will host their third annual “Batty over Halloween” celebration. Children performances, Pumpkin Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, Balloon Twisting, Face Painting and more… Astoria Park Great Lawn Please join them in this wonderful community event!!!


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New Affordable Housing Coming to Astoria

New Affordable Housing Coming to Astoria

A recent City Council Town Hall meeting at PS 171 in Astoria was well attended, and good news was announced: Councilman Costa Constantinides and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson told the audience that a new affordable housing development aimed at seniors will be created in Astoria. “This is a...


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New Development on 31st Avenue and 11th st

New Development on 31st Avenue and 11th st

A nine-story residential building will be built in Old Astoria, at 11-37 31st Avenue, between Vernon Boulevard and 12th Street. 91 feet tall when complete it will include 168 units on 110,450 sq ft. The project will be a ground-up development and will replace an extant two-story structure on...


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Astoria Blvd Subway Renovation Bus Stop Changes

Astoria Blvd Subway Renovation Bus Stop Changes

As everyone knows, the Astoria Blvd station on the N/W line is starting renovation soon. In preparation for this, the MTA has announced the following: Temporary Bus Stop Changes Due to construction at Astoria Boulevard station on the N/W lines, MTA NYCT will be making the following temporary bus...


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NYC Charter Revision

NYC Charter Revision

This November’s ballot will include referendums on changes to the New York City Charter. These changes are designed to boost civic engagement and reform the city’s local campaign finance system and community boards. The  Charter Revision Commission, initiated by Mayor Bill DiBlasio,  approved three proposals that will appear on...


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City Council Town Hall in Astoria

City Council Town Hall in Astoria

Come get an update on local government when District 22 City Council Member Costa Constantinides and Speaker Corey Johnson host a Town Hall at P.S. 171, Peter G. Van Alst, 14-14 29th Avenue on Thursday, October 4. The event starts at 6.30 pm, doors open at 6 pm. Topics...


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St. George's Episcopal Church

Events at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Astoria

On Saturday October 6, Historic St. George’s Episcopal Church will hold a Blessing of Pets ceremony in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. The event will be held on the lawn, weather permitting. Owners of all faiths are welcome to bring their animals. Free dog and cat treats...


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Property Tax Reform Public Hearing in Queens

Property Tax Reform Public Hearing in Queens

OANA has received the following from the Office of the Mayor of NY and the Speaker of the City Council. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson have established an advisory commission to develop recommendations to make the City’s property tax system simpler, clearer, and fairer,...


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Mount Sinai Queens Wellness Events

Thinking about what you can do to improve your and your family’s health? Mount Sinai Queens has you covered! On Thursday, September 20 at 4:00pm, pediatrician Dr. Rachel Brozinsky will discuss recommended exams, healthy eating, and more at a Back to School in Good Health event . Have your questions answered...


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Street Cleaning Event

Street Cleaning Event

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA), the Family Church, Astoria Houses Residents Association, Councilman Costa Constantanides, Borough President Melinda Katz, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas are joining forces to try and clean up our neighborhood!!!!!! Nothing reflects the quality of a neighborhood more than cleanliness! “I’m excited...


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Astoria Ferry Service, One Year On

Astoria Ferry Service, One Year On

It’s been a year since Astoria got its own ferry service, and it’s safe to say it  remains highly popular. (If you missed this video of the first day of ferry service,  it’s worth watching! A ferry ride offers a quick, picturesque and relaxing commute into other boroughs for...


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Cosmos FM interview with OANA President Richard Khuzami

Cosmos FM interview with OANA President Richard Khuzami

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association President Richard Khuzami was recently the subject of an hour -long interview on Cosmos FM, the Greek Radio Station (NYC: 91.5 FM). The hour was sponsored by the Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA), and was hosted by Louis Katsos. Following is the link to...


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District 22 Participatory Budgeting Call for Proposals

District 22 Participatory Budgeting Call for Proposals

Do you have a vision for a capital improvement project in District 22? Is there a playground, library, school or  street in our neighborhood you know of that needs a little TLC? Participatory Budgeting could make your great idea happen! In April 2018 District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides...


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Elevators Will Go Up at Astoria Blvd Station

Elevators Will Go Up at Astoria Blvd Station

One of several nice features of living in Astoria is the quick commute into Manhattan and Brooklyn via the R, N and W train lines. But for many—parents with baby carriages, tourists wielding suitcases and people using mobility assistive devices such as walkers or crutches—access to the N/W line...


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Cosmos FM Radio Interview

Cosmos FM Radio Interview

On Wednesday August 8, Richard Khuzami, the President/founder of the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association, and the owner/founder of Dahdoo Productions, will be interviewed on Ilias S. Katsos’s East Mediterranean Business & Culture program on COSMOS FM at 7 to 8 P.M. (91.5 FM in New York, and on the internet cosmosfm.org)....


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Welcome to the New Noguchi Museum Director

Welcome to the New Noguchi Museum Director

Astoria groups, local officials and arts-minded community members gathered last week at the Noguchi Museum, in a courtyard housing magnificent examples of the work of the Japanese sculptor who located his studio in our neighborhood. Brett Littman, formerly Executive Director of The Drawing Center, succeeds Jenny Dixon, who led...


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NYC Ferry Update

NYC Ferry Update

Because of greater than expected consumer demand, NYC had purchased new high capacity ferrys for NYC Ferry. This will help alleviate some of the service disruptions caused by the over demand for certain routes at certain times. Six ferries with a capacity of 350 (Current vessels carry approx 170)...


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Historical Map of the Astoria Waterfront

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...


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Free, Confidential Legal Advise

Free, Confidential Legal Advise

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association is happy to support BP Melinda Katz and the Legal Aid Society in providing opportunities to all residents in Queens free confidential advise! A society where the playing field is equal for all citizens is a healthy society. From the BP Office: “Borough President Melinda...


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Laguardia overpass completed

Laguardia overpass completed

As the construction at LaGuardia advances, we are now starting to see the vision taking shape. It is indeed exciting to see what is coming, but it certainly has been a headache dealing the congestion both in and around the Airport caused by construction. However, as each step nears...


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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out Against Crime

This August 7th, the National Night Out Against Crime with be celebrated in 2 locations in Old Astoria. Astoria Park, on the Great Lawn by the Hells Gate Bridge. Sponsored by the NYPD 114th Precinct, , 14th Precinct Community Affairs, 114th Precinct Auxiliary Police, 114th Community Council, 114th Civ-op...


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Aviation Job Fair

Aviation Job Fair

Are you job-hunting? Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and the Council for Airport Opportunity are sponsoring an Aviation Job Fair at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, on Thursday August 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm. Meet with companies who are...


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Free Book Bag Give-away

Free Book Bag Give-away

It may be hot and sunny out there, but back to school season is just around the calendar! St. George’s Episcopal Church wants to help your kids be organized this fall, so they are hosting a Book Bag Giveaway on Saturday, August 11, from 11 am to noon. 14-20...


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World Breastfeeding Week Event

World Breastfeeding Week Event

NYS Assemblywoman Aravella Symotas is co-sponsoring an event with UP-STAND to bring attention to World Breastfeeding Week and urge passage of her bill — the Family Accommodations in Entertainment Act. The latch-on event – Sustaining Breastfeeding Together– will be on Wednesday, August 1 at 9am to 10am at Columbus...


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Update on LaGuardia Airport Construction

Update on LaGuardia Airport Construction

Everything is moving along well at LaGuardia Airport. As we ride down the Grand Central, we actually see the form taking shape, and it is an exciting transformation from a tired old airport to the birthing of what looks like a vibrant addition to our community. The LaGuardia Gateway...


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Development recap: Old Astoria

Development recap: Old Astoria

The following developments are in the pipeline for the Old Astoria and surrounding Neighborhood! All of these are all As of Right. This means they do not require a zoning change. They are building within the existing zoning requirements. Because of this, they are not required to provide Affordable...


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Rain Barrel Giveaway at Chappetto Square

Rain Barrel Giveaway at Chappetto Square

District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides is partnering with Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas to host a rain barrel giveaway at Chappetto Square (Hoyt Avenue and 23rd Street) on Saturday, July 28th, starting at 10 am. To RSVP, email mcorbett@council.nyc.gov by Monday, July 23rd. Reserved barrels will...


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Queens Midtown and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels

Queens Midtown and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels

Gov. Cuomo address on Queens Midtown and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel reconstruction Hersh Parekh, who made a wonderful presentation at last January’s OANA Monthly meeting, has asked that we forward the following to our supporters: “Please join Governor Cuomo for an announcement to mark a major milestone in the post-Sandy...


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Mount Sinai Queens Events In July

When it comes to your health, Mount Sinai Queens believes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! So they have the community covered with a wide range of health events in July. Whether it’s vein and vascular screening, yoga, information sessions about weight loss surgery...


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Pedal for Parks courtesy of Friends of Astoria Heights Park

Pedal for Parks On July 21

The Friends of Astoria Heights Park are partnering with Community Board 1, the 114th Precinct and Make Queens Safer in a Pedal for Parks event on Saturday July 21. This family-friendly bike ride to neighborhood parks will start at 9.45 am at Astoria Heights Playground (45th St and 30th...


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General Slocum Sinking

Second worse disaster in NYC History Our Astoria Shore was witness to the worst maritime, and second worse overall disaster in NYC History: The sinking of the General Slocum Ferry in Hellsgate! In an in depth article posted in 6sqft.com by Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for...


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