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Astoria native among participants in apprenticeship program at Queens County Farm Museum

Sept. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Astoria resident Xochitl Fernandez was one of four college students selected to take part in an apprenticeship during the summer at the Queens County Farm Museum. Fernandez, who currently attends New York City College of Technology, received the apprenticeship through the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund. The apprenticeship program’s main… 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 »

Record-breaking sale made at Skyline Tower in Long Island City

Sept. 6, 2023 By Ethan Marshall A record-breaking sale was recently made for a penthouse at the top of Skyline Tower in Long Island City. The penthouse was sold for just over $2,300 per square foot, setting a new record at price per square foot. The sale for the penthouse was priced at $2,272,556, breaking… Read more »

Crunching the Queens crime stats: Robberies and burglaries trending downward

Sep. 6, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Robberies, burglaries and other property crimes are dropping across Queens, according to a review of recent crime statistics covering the end of August and the start of September. The NYPD released its crime stats for its precincts in northern and southern Queens during the week of Aug. 28 to…
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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 »

Queens mourns passing of NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone, who died Sunday at age 48

Sep. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Emmy award-winning reporter and NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone died Sunday due to complications related to pancreatic cancer, according to the new station where she worked for more than 21 years, mostly covering Queens. She was 48. From covering the devastation from Superstorm Sandy more than two decades ago, to the powderkeg that followed as the city converted the Pan Am Hotel in Elmhurst into a shelter for homeless families in 2014 to being the only TV reporter in the room when she told a young Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she had defeated Congressman Joe Crowley…
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