Astoria Houses

Astoria Houses kids now have ‘Promise’
Astoria Houses kids now have ‘Promise’
News Michael Pantelidis 1/17/2012 at 8:53AM

More than 1,600 underprivileged children have been “granted” the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Local elected officials and community leaders gathered on January 13 to announce that a $500,000 Promise Neighborhood planning grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) had been procured for the children of the Astoria Houses. The grant, which was secured [...]

More housing coming to Astoria?
More housing coming to Astoria?
News Michael Pantelidis 1/06/2012 at 5:38PM

The proposed development of a rarely traversed section of Astoria may “point” to significant upgrades in amenities for the neighborhood. The Lincoln Equities Group, a real estate company based in New Jersey, hopes to build seven residential towers, dubbed Hallets Point, a supermarket and a waterfront park along the East River. Hallets Point, which would [...]

Vallone hosts holiday fair
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 11:25AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and the East River Development Alliance (ERDA) hosted a holiday fair on December 15, during which over 200 underprivileged children from the western Queens housing development received toys, posed for pictures with Santa Claus, socialized with elves and participated in arts and crafts and other family activities. “We are so glad [...]

Long Island City housing complex plagued by shootings
Long Island City housing complex plagued by shootings
News Michael Pantelidis 11/08/2011 at 2:45PM

Constant fear caused by frequent shootings has left the residents of Astoria Houses in a frenzy. The housing development, located at 4-20 Astoria Boulevard in Long Island City, has been plagued by gun violence for years, according to the people who call the houses home. “I hear the shootings every time and it’s routine,” said [...]