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TF Cornerstone provides grant for programming at Queens Landing Boathouse in LIC

Dec. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry   TF Cornerstone, the real estate development company, has provided the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy with a grant to help fund educational and environmental classes and programming at a boathouse that recently opened in Long Island City. The boathouse, called the Queens Landing Boathouse and Environmental Center, opened in… Read more »

Shocking twist: Astoria staircase fall deemed homicide, NYPD says

Dec. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry   A man who fell to his death down a flight of stairs in an Astoria apartment building last month was murdered, the NYPD announced Tuesday. The NYPD said that the incident was not an accident and that the case has been classified as a homicide. The determination was… Read more »

Queens Public Library reopens Steinway branch in Astoria after eight-month renovation

Dec. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry   Queens Public Library reopened the Steinway branch in Astoria Tuesday following an eight-month closure for improvements to the building’s main floor and cellar. The upgrades consist of new furniture and finishes such as new paint and carpeting, shelving, workstations and self-service kiosks, as well as technology improvements including… Read more »

Elmhurst Hospital celebrates new Citi Bike installation

  Dec. 12, 2023 By Bill Parry   Elmhurst Hospital recently celebrated a new arrival, not in its maternity ward, but outside, with the Department of Transportation installing a Citi Bike rack across the street. DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez cut the ribbon on the much-anticipated Citi Bike rack on Nov. 29 that has been installed… Read more »

Noguchi Museum appoints Astoria’s Amy Hau as its new director

Dec. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry   Following an international search for a new leader, the Board of Trustees of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum announced on Dec. 8 the appointment of Astoria native Amy Hau as its next director. Hau has a long history with the Long Island City cultural institution, having… Read more »

Woman groped at 40th Street-Lowery 7 train station in Sunnyside: NYPD

Dec. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry   A 7-train rider was groped by an unknown man on Saturday morning as she entered the 40th Street-Lowery subway station on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City and transit cops are looking for a stranger who followed the 27-year-old woman into… Read more »