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In race to unseat Assemblyman Juan Ardila, DSA endorses Ridgewood resident Claire Valdez

Sept. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry In the race to unseat embattled Assemblyman Juan Ardila, the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed Ridgewood’s Claire Valdez over Democratic Party district leader Émilia Decaudin, who announced she was suspending her campaign. The DSA electoral working group decisively voted to recommend the… Read more »

Cops seek gunman who shot delivery worker during Astoria road rage incident

Sept. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry A delivery worker was shot during a road rage incident on a residential stretch of Steinway Street in Astoria on Tuesday evening and the gunman and his two associates behind the shooting remain at large, according to the NYPD. Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria report that the… Read more »

Sunnyside street co-naming honors legacy of longtime business leader John Vogt

Sept. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry The crowd that gathered at the White Castle on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside on Sept. 7 weren’t there for the “cheesy sliders” deal, but rather to honor the memory of longtime neighborhood business leader John Vogt. The corner where the White Castle sits was co-named for Vogt, who is… Read more »

Long Island City Partnership brings latest public art project to PS4 Skillman School

Sept. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry The Long Island City Partnership recently unveiled its latest public art project at the PS4 Skillman School which serves children on the autism spectrum and with other special needs. Created by artist Lina Montoya, “Las Estrellas Briallarán” is a mural composed of 15,000 tiles zip-tied to the school’s outer… Read more »

New York Power Authority to host community education event at Astoria Houses

Sept. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry The New York Power Authority, in partnership with HANAC Astoria Cornerstone and Urban Upbound, will host a Community Education day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the basketball courts at the Astoria Houses. From noon to 4 p.m., K-12 students and adults interested in STEM topics such as energy basics,… Read more »