Top five summer activities in Astoria Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

The park is the perfect staycation destination for day trippers, tourists and neighborhood regulars.

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Councilman starts petition for traffic safety improvements surrounding Astoria Park


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After the life of a 21-year-old woman was cut short last month on her way home, one local politician is putting his foot down and asking Astoria residents to join the fight to bring safety improvements in and around Astoria Park.

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Swingtime Big Band to perform as part of Astoria Park concert series


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Swingtime Big Band will be performing swing-era music in Astoria Park on July 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the annual Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2015 Waterfront Concert Series, which offers free weekly concerts through mid-August.

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Free summer festival featuring more than 60 performers coming to Astoria Park


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Astoria Park will shine bright next month during a day-long festival featuring more than 60 live performers, visual artists and activities for all ages.

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Experience a world of fun at Astoria Park international fest


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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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Homeless Queens woman sentenced for 2010 Astoria Park beating, strangulation


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A 33-year-old homeless woman has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for her role in the 2010 fatal beating and strangulation of a 32-year-old man in Astoria Park, according to the Queens district attorney.

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Astoria Park gets new trees for green-friendly Five Boro Bike Tour


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More than 30,000 bicyclists will pedal into a greener Astoria Park this May.

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Vallone: Develop Astoria Park Pool area into ice skating rink


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

Astoria Park could soon be the next site to go skating for the holidays. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. sent a letter to Parks Department Commissioner Veronica White on November 19, asking the agency to develop the Astoria Park Pool area into an ice skating rink. The area being proposed for the rink is next to […]

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Homeless woman found guilty for 2010 Astoria Park murder


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY JOHANN HAMILTON A homeless woman has been found guilty of strangling and beating a man to death in Astoria Park. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Kelly Harnett, 32, and her boyfriend Thomas Donovan, 34, were arrested on July 7, 2010, in connection with the murder of Ruben Angel Vargas, who police found […]

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Dad arrested for allowing kids to shoot BB guns in Astoria park


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An Astoria dad may receive more than just a slap on the wrist after allowing his children to play with loaded BB guns at a local park. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Zbigniew Pawlowski, 54, allegedly went to Ditmars Park in Astoria on Tuesday, May 7 with his two children—the elder of whom […]

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