PHOTOS: An early Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria waterfront


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Dominick Totino Photography

The Astoria waterfront shined bright Tuesday night, as the neighborhood celebrated the nation’s birthday a few days early.

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Safety improvements unveiled at ‘deadly’ Astoria intersection


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Photo courtesy of DOT

One two-mile long Astoria thoroughfare, which has seen five fatalities and seven severe injuries between 2009 and 2013, has just gotten safer for pedestrians.

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Enjoy an early Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria waterfront


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

Fireworks will light up the evening sky over Astoria on June 30, during the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (LDC)’s Annual Independence Day Celebration on Astoria Park’s waterfront.

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Take a spooky look at Astoria’s past


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Photos by Marie Carter

Tour company Boroughs of the Dead, known for its “strange and dark tours” of New York City, is stretching its two-hour tours into the western Queens neighborhood during “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria” expected to begin later this month.

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Plans for future Astoria ferry dock revealed


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre /Renderings and charts courtesy NYCEDC

City officials revealed renderings and information about the planned Astoria ferry dock in Hallets Cove at a meeting Thursday to hear residents’ concerns about the landing, which is expected to be complete in 2017.

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Queens Comfort owner to open burger joint featuring arcade games in Astoria


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

While Donnie D’Alessio’s poetic patties have steadily maintained their own corner of the Queens Comfort menu, he plans to open a new location, called Flattopp Burgers, devoted to these gourmet griddle gems and featuring more than 20 vintage arcade games and pinball machines.

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