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Astoria resident inducted into New York Road Runners Volunteer Hall of Fame

Apr. 16, 2024 By Czarinna Andres In celebration of National Volunteer Month, Chandra Darsan, a local Astoria Park resident, was inducted into the 4th Annual New York Road Runners (NYRR) Volunteer Hall of Fame, along with six others. This honor is a token of appreciation for volunteers’ pivotal role in supporting NYRR’s events, including the… Read more »

Register early for the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk by Earth Day for discount

The LIC Waterfront 5K run/walk is back in Long Island City on June 4. Pictured are participants during last year’s event (Photo Alex Lopez Photography)

Apr. 15, 2024 Sponsored Post Organizers of the LIC Waterfront 5K Run/Walk are encouraging people to sign up for this year’s event before Apr. 22 to take advantage of a $5 discount. The ninth-annual Waterfront 5K event takes place on June 1, 2024, and is organized by Hunters Point Park Conservancy (HPPC) in partnership with… Read more »

Astoria students learn about drones and green energy jobs at STEM event

Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Over 40 students at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria participated in a mentoring session on drone technology and green energy jobs Wednesday evening as part of an initiative to introduce young children to STEM careers.  The event, which took place in the Variety… Read more »

Op-ed: An urgent call for revising NY’s criminal justice reforms to protect public safety

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Apr. 11, 2024 By Council Member Robert Holden In 2019, the State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo embarked on a controversial overhaul of New York’s criminal justice system by enacting several laws, including cashless bail and sweeping changes to discovery laws. Simultaneously, the New York City Council passed laws that compounded these challenges, notably the…
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Astoria welcomes ‘Our House’: A new co-working and community space

Apr. 11, 2024 By Allison Kridle If you were to ask a Queens resident what’s one thing they want more of, they will likely reply: Space. For Astorians, many crave a place to gather, work, create, and meet neighbors or somewhere that feels like home where they can be productive all in one. Astoria business… Read more »

First black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Long Island City

Apr. 11, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Trends Dispensary, the first black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary in Long Island City, opened its doors for a soft opening on Apr. 4 at 27-25 44th Dr. The grand opening is planned for later this month. Founded by brothers Rodney Carter Jr., a fitness expert and co-founder of Harlem-based… Read more »

Citizens Bank supports Queens community with new initiatives and sponsorships

Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Citizens Bank announced a series of new initiatives to support a range of community programs in Queens over the summer, becoming the first-ever title sponsor of the Queens 10K.  The event, organized by New York Road Runners, is part of the organization’s Five-Borough Series and will see 14,000… Read more »

Op-Ed: A Global Tragedy Hits Home

Apr. 8, 2024 By Council Member Shekar Krishnan Four years ago we had to face our darkest days. Our community of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Long food lines, blaring ambulances, and sheer desperation filled our reality. It was at that moment that the workers of the World Central… Read more »