Volunteers create new classrooms for Astoria school


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Photos by Liam La Guerre and Dimension Data

As part of its Heads, Hearts and Hands program, workers from information technology services company Dimension Data volunteered to beautify I.S. 126Q on May 21 and convert storage space into new classrooms, allowing the school to serve an additional 120 students.

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Experience a world of fun at Astoria Park international fest


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the “World’s Borough” will celebrate later this month the cultural traditions of its residents.

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Watch Astoria ‘Wheel of Fortune’ fan compete on this Friday’s episode


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Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Television, Wheel of Fortune

Tune in Friday night to see if a guidance counselor and longtime “Wheel of Fortune” viewer from Astoria can solve the puzzle and win big on the popular game show.

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New Astoria rental building The Grove to open and start leasing this fall


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Photo courtesy of Modern Spaces

Developer Tsilo Group is hoping to open and begin leasing in its new 62-unit Astoria rental building called The Grove this fall, according to representatives of Modern Spaces, which was chosen to exclusively handle marketing in the building.

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Celebrated violinist rocks Astoria high schoolers with golden violin and his message


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Award-winning violinist Alexander Markov gave a free concert to students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Wednesday as a part of his effort to spread classical music to youngsters.

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Local artist to donate ceramic tile installation to Astoria Heights Park


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Photos courtesy of Penelope Eleni

A mother of three is making her way back into the art world by creating an art installation that will bloom at a local Astoria community park.

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios to pop up again this summer


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File Photo

The organizers of the Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios, which launched last year as the city’s first-ever backlot market, have announced that the market is expected to make its grand return.

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East Elmhurst woman charged with vehicular assault, DWI in Astoria hit-and-run


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A 21-year-old East Elmhurst driver who “didn’t even know” she struck someone has been charged with vehicular assault, DWI and other crimes for an Astoria hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to the hospital earlier this week, according to the district attorney’s office.

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