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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Astoria Bookshop to join Independent Bookstore Day celebrations in May


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Photo via Astoria Bookshop Facebook page

Literary lovers will unite in Astoria, as one local shop will join the first annual nationwide celebration of independent bookstores.

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Shelly Felder leads Astoria Performing Arts Center gala


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Shelly Felder, president of the board of the Astoria Performing Arts Center, presenting the award to Ted Chapin

The stunning atrium of the Museum of the Moving Image at the Kaufman Astoria studios hosted a gala to pay tribute to and to raise money for APAC’s important work bringing talented performers to the community. The museum has a 267-seat theater that hosted a musical performance by a professional group of singers who held […]

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‘Money Monster’ starring George Clooney to film in Astoria on Thursday


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Photo via Instagram/tavernakyclades

Astoria, get ready: you might catch a second glimpse of George Clooney, this time on set of his new movie “Money Monster.”

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An overview: Multi-family buildings in Astoria and Long Island City


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Neighborhoods in Queens are experiencing revitalization through the renovation of 1950s and pre-war era apartment buildings as well as the addition of new, modern buildings that have attracted the attention of young families.

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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 band wants to rock Queens with first EP


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Photos by Susan DiBello

Some things are just meant to be and are destined to come together — and in the case of Megan DiBello and Colin Clough, one encounter over a bummed cigarette has transformed into a perfect musical match.

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‘Mad Men’ creator discusses show influences, exhibit at Astoria museum


| kmedoff@queenscourier.com

Photo by Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image

Museum members, “Mad Men” fans and movie buffs packed the Sumner M. Redstone Theater on March 20 as the showrunner of the popular TV series, which comes to a close in May, visited the museum for “Inside Mad Men: An Evening with Matthew Weiner.”

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