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Astoria Council Member Wants Liquor License Revoked from Steinway Street Bar

July 20, 2020 By Allie Griffin An Astoria council member wants the liquor license of a Steinway Street lounge revoked, citing overcrowding problems and an alleged history of violence. Council Member Costa Constantinides wrote a letter to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) on July 15 — prior to this past weekend’s mayhem along the stretch… Read more »

Sunnyside Child Care Center Reopens For Working Parents

July 21, 2020 Sponsored Story A Sunnyside daycare and preschool center that was closed for four months due to COVID-19 reopened earlier this month. High Five Daycare, which opened last year, is currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 5 years at its 50-08 39th St. facility. Parents will have the opportunity to take a… Read more »

Holden Wants Glendale Shelter Shuttered After Resident Arrested for Alleged Robbery

July 20, 2020 By Allie Griffin Council Member Robert Holden wants a homeless shelter in Glendale shuttered after one if its residents assaulted and robbed a man down the road from the facility. The resident, Shandell Johnson, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly whacked a 32-year-old man with a metal rod outside the victim’s home… Read more »

CBS News Reporter Killed After Falling From Moped in Greenpoint Saturday

July 21 2020, By Michael Dorgan A CBS News reporter was killed after falling from a Revel moped in Greenpoint Saturday. Nina Kapur, 26, was a passenger on the electric scooter that was traveling northbound on Franklin Street approaching India Street at around, 5:30 p.m., according to police. The driver, a 26 year-old-man, pulled a… Read more »

Kurry Qulture in Astoria Shutters After 5 Year Run

July 20, 2020 By Michael Dorgan  An Indian restaurant in Astoria – known for its fine dining and seasonal menu – has shuttered after a near five-year run. Kurry Qulture, located at 36-05 30th Ave., announced Sunday that it had closed for good. Owner Sonny Solomon told the Queens Post that COVID-19 restrictions and the… Read more »

Man Shot While Driving His Car in Astoria Early Monday: NYPD

July 20, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A man was shot while driving his car in Astoria early Monday after another vehicle pulled up alongside him and a gunman opened fire. The victim, 32, had just left Rose Hookah Lounge on Steinway Street when he was shot as he was approaching the entrance of the Grand Central… Read more »

Astoria Sees Massive Spike in Subletting Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Study

July 20, 2020 By Allie Griffin Astoria residents are trying to sublet their apartments and head elsewhere like never before, according to a recent study. The neighborhood saw a whopping 600 percent increase in sublet listings last month when compared to the average for the first four months of the year, according to a Renthop… Read more »