Author: Czarinna Andres


Dozens gather in Sunnyside to rally against Governor Hochul’s congestion pricing halt

June 11, 2024 By Queens Post News team Dozens of transit advocates attended a rally at Lowery Plaza in Sunnyside to call on Governor Kathy Hochul to reverse her decision to pause congestion pricing indefinitely. Hochul announced the decision on Friday, citing New York City’s rising cost of living and anecdotally referencing conversations she had… Read more »

Youth soccer stars shine at NYCFC’s annual community cup in Astoria

June 10, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Hundreds of children from across the five boroughs of New York took part in New York City FC’s third-annual Community Cup at the Triborough Bridge Playground in Astoria on Sunday. Children aged 8-11 from 30 different neighborhoods across the city took part in the annual tournament, which… Read more »

Sweet Tone’s Desserts charms Astoria with unique flavors at local pop-ups

June 7, 2024 By Jessica Militello Sweet Tone’s Desserts has been making a name for itself lately in the Astoria community. They sell their gluten—and dairy-free treats at pop-up events and businesses in the neighborhood. With sweets that have delicious flavors like matcha lavender and orange pistachio, it’s no wonder their treats have been making… Read more »

Arab New Yorker names his Woodside bodega Gaza Deli, draws hate and admiration

June 7, 2024 By Sabir Hasko As the casualties began to mount from the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza last year, the owner of a nondescript bodega in Woodside decided to change the name of the business to Gaza Deli– in solidarity with his mother, who is from the war-torn Palestinian territory. Bilal Alghazali, who… Read more »

Taste of Texas comes to Queens for 2024 Chili Cookoff

June 5, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Over 700 people attended the Texas Chili Cookoff at Pig Beach BBQ in Astoria on Sunday afternoon, celebrating the Lone Star State’s best chili and queso.  Now in its 55th year, the annual event hosted by the New York Chapter of the University of Texas at Austin… Read more »