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Melanie Safka, Astoria native who performed at Woodstock, dead at 76

Jan. 26, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Musician and Astoria native Melanie Safka, best known for her hit songs “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and “Brand New Key,” died Tuesday at the age of 76, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Better known by her stage name “Melanie,” she was among those who… Read more »

Assemblymember González-Rojas champions CARES act to aid non-citizen crime victims in New York

Jan. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and advocates held a rally in Corona Plaza Thursday to draw attention to legislation that she has introduced, that aims to provide assistance to non-citizen victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and torture. The bill, which is being called the New York Connect and Recognize Every… Read more »

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy secures grants to enhance Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

Jan. 24, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the waterfront parks in Long Island City, has been awarded two grants totaling $35,636 to enhance Gantry Plaza State Park. The first grant, announced earlier this month, is for $10,625 and will be directed toward acquiring additional… Read more »

Sunnyside benefit raises $10K for residents displaced by 5-alarm fire

Jan. 23, 2024 By Bill Parry Around 200 people attended a fire relief benefit in Sunnyside last week, where they raised $10,000 to assist nearly 450 of their neighbors who were displaced by a 5-alarm inferno that destroyed their apartment complex just days before Christmas. The fundraiser, organized by residents under the name Sunnyside Strong,… Read more »

Mount Sinai opens outpatient practice in Astoria

Jan. 17, 2024 By Bill Parry Mount Sinai Health System announced on Tuesday the opening of Mount Sinai Queens-Crescent Street in Astoria, a new outpatient practice offering multispecialty care in a new state-of-the-art facility. Located across the street from Mount Sinai Queens at 30-14 Crescent St., the new location will enhance health care accessibility for… Read more »