Astoria rental prices drop in November: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Chart courtesy of MNS Real Estate 

While the overall average rates of rents in Queens increased for a second consecutive month, prices in Astoria saw a decline in November for various sizes of apartments, according to MNS Real Estate’s monthly Queens Rental Market Report.

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Hundreds show support for Astoria boy with rare disorder


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Photos courtesy of Dana Naughton

On Sunday, friends of the Santini Naughton family held a fundraiser at The Quays, located at 45-02 30th Ave., looking to raise money for Gabriel, who was diagnosed in September with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare, life-threatening autoimmune blood disorder.

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LIC Flea vendor to open natural tea shop in Astoria


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Photos courtesy of Tea and Milk

After looking around for the perfect spot to open their first shop, the owners of LIC Flea & Food vendor Tea and Milk have chosen Astoria, where they plan on opening their doors in January.

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High school students record holiday songs at Kaufman Astoria Studios


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts a cappella concert choir were invited on Monday to record two holiday songs at one of Kaufman Astoria Studios’ recording studios and one of the largest in the city, KAS Music & Sound.

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Construction of 12-story Astoria residential building set to begin


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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

HD Management LLC filed an application recently with the Buildings Department to begin excavation and structural work on the new 52-unit residential tower to be built on a site stretching from 27-13 through 27-17 21st St.

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Community comes together for Astoria boy with rare blood disorder


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Photos courtesy of Dana Naughton

Six-year-old Gabriel Santini Naughton was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare, life-threatening autoimmune blood disorder, in September after going through days of high fevers that started on his first day of school.

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Astoria’s The Green Gallows talk rad tunes with a side of whiskey


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Jovani Demetrie McCleary (J. Demetrie Photography)

As they sat in a Hooters an hour away from Chicago, the members of The Green Gallows opened up about the realities of touring, and their slow rise to success.

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Astoria 8-year-old wins young inventor award for monster toy line


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Photos courtesy of Black family

Lyla Black is the founder of Lyla Tov Monsters – plushy, handmade toys that are the “guardians of a good night’s sleep” – and on Nov. 21 she was awarded the Young Inventor of the Year at the 7th Annual Toy & Game Inventor Awards in Chicago, Illinois.

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City Council passes Astoria Cove development project


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Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

The City Council voted overwhelmingly to approve the Astoria Cove mega development on Tuesday, clearing the way for the major land use project.

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Astoria’s Cats Eye Marcom wins five awards in international competition


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Photo courtesy of Cats Eye Marcom

Cats Eye Marcom, a marketing, design and consulting firm based in the western Queens neighborhood, won five awards at the 12th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards, an international interactive media competition.

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