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Council Member Won announces over $12M in funding for western Queens parks

Sept. 26, 2023 By Czarinna Andres In a significant move to enhance the green spaces in western Queens, District 26 Council Member Julie Won announced the allocation of $12.55 million in capital funding for the district’s parks, with more than half the funds going to a popular Sunnyside park. The funding announcement took place at… Read more »

Sunnyside Post Mile 2023: Halloween-themed run returns on Oct 28

Sept. 26, 2023 Staff Report The much-anticipated Sunnyside Post Mile is back again this year, and it’s embracing the Halloween spirit once more. Set to take place on Oct. 28, participants are eagerly being invited to not just run or walk the mile, but to do it in their most enchanting costumes. The event includes… Read more »

Museum of Nostalgia in Astoria: Come for the toys, stay for the memories

Aug. 18, 2023 By Jessica Militello When The Museum of Nostalgia in Astoria opened its doors last month, within two weeks there were guests that became regulars and an overwhelming amount of messages online and calls to the museum looking for certain toys, or to sell and even donate their collectibles. The part toy store,… Read more »

La Dolce Vita: Discover top Italian establishments in western Queens

July 2023 By Allison Kridle While western Queens fosters many different cultures, characters and world views, one that has a strong presence in the area is Italian. Whether you’re craving pasta, pizza, a baked good with a strong espresso or even a friendly greeting, you’ll be whisked away to Italy when you patronize these Italian… Read more »

Newly opened Tootles & French Wine Bar elevates Astoria’s dining scene

July 25, 2023 By Czarinna Andres A new wine haven boasting an impressive selection of over 20 wines by the glass and over 200 by the bottle has opened up in Astoria. The new Tootles & French Wine Bar is located at 36-15 Ditmars Blvd., a space that previously housed McCann’s Pub. However, Tootles &… Read more »

Queens sees new development sales dip as contract prices soar: Report

July 18, 2023 By Czarinna Andres A new report has highlighted a drop in new development sales volume in Queens, contrasting with rising contract prices in the borough. The recent Q2 2023 analysis by Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing (BHSDM) Research & Advisory division indicates a 31% decrease in new development contracts signed compared to… Read more »