Author: Czarinna Andres

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AOC endorses fellow Democratic Socialist Claire Valdez for New York Assembly District 37

May 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed union organizer Claire Valdez in her bid for New York Assembly District 37, which encompasses Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Long Island City and Maspeth. Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialist movement, praised fellow socialist Valdez for her leadership and commitment to key issues affecting… Read more »

Online fundraiser launched to support popular LIC barber

May 23, 2024 By Queens Post News Team An online fundraiser has been launched to support a popular Long Island City barber who recently spent a month in intensive care while battling kidney and heart failure.  “Sal the Barber,” a popular figure at Ledo – The Art of Barber located at 5-46 50th Ave., recently… Read more »

Sunnyside Gardens Park set for annual Memorial Day fair Saturday

Sunnyside Gardens (Photo by Michel Dorgan)

May 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Sunnyside Gardens Park is gearing up to host its annual Memorial Day Fair on Saturday, May 25. The fair, which runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be held rain or shine with a backup date of Sunday, May 26. Open to the public, the event promises a… Read more »

Sky Farm LIC expansion celebrated by community members and leaders

May 22, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Representatives from Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) gathered on Tuesday, May 21, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Sky Farm LIC, a one-acre farm located atop the Standard Motor Building.  The farm, located at 37-18… Read more »

Queens lawmakers rally for legislation to improve representation of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities

May 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and leaders from groups such as the New York Immigration Coalition and Malikah rallied support for a bill that seeks to overhaul demographic data collection for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) residents in New York…. Read more »

Congresswoman Meng visits Elmhurst hospital to celebrate completed projects from $1.8 Million federal funding

May 21, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng visited New York City Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst on Monday afternoon to celebrate the $1.8 million in federal funding she secured for two major projects. The bigger share of funding was designated for the renovation of the first-floor Infectious Diseases Clinic – the hospital’s oldest section,… Read more »

Hundreds of Pro-Palestine supporters rally in Astoria on anniversary of Nakba

May 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Hundreds of Pro-Palestine protesters took to the streets of Astoria on Wednesday, May 15, for what is known as Nakba Day.  Nakba, which translates to ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic, refers to the ethnic cleansing and forced expulsion of 700,000 people from what is now Israel in 1948. This year, protesters… Read more »

Planet Fitness to open in Corona next month

May 15, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Planet Fitness, a chain of fitness centers known for its ‘Judgement Free Zone®’ philosophy, is set to open its newest facility in Corona at the end of June. The new facility, located at 97-01 Northern Blvd, is currently offering introductory memberships for as little as $1 down with no… Read more »

Dozens gather at Jackson Heights rally calling on Ramos to support Metropolitan Park

May 14, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Dozens of local residents, community leaders and small business owners gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Monday afternoon for a rally calling on State Sen. Jessica Ramos to endorse the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal. The proposal would transform 50 acres of parking lot adjacent to… Read more »