Author: bparry

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 »

Employee at Health Department’s Long Island City headquarters busted for allegedly stealing HIV gift cards

Aug. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry A program planner at the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) headquarters in Long Island City was arrested on Aug. 25 and criminally charged with stealing 23 gift cards that were purchased to distribute to HIV prevention program participants. Stephanie Hubbard, 40, of Manhattan, was the focus… Read more »

5Pointz-inspired artist creates 600-foot-long multimedia public art exhibition at Halletts Point

Aug. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry As construction proceeds on the two new buildings of the long-stalled Halletts Point mega-development rapidly rise along the Astoria waterfront, ArtBridge is partnering with the Durst Organization on a public art exhibition along the construction site. “A City in Motion” is a 600-foot-long mural, created by Astoria-based multimedia artist… Read more »

Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image appoints new executive director

Aug. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry A veteran nonprofit arts executive, Emmy-winning filmmaker, writer and curator will take over the leadership of one of the borough’s preeminent cultural institutions this fall. The Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria has appointed Aziz Isham as their new executive director. “MoMI really… Read more »