Astoria Park

Queens and Brooklyn to wage water balloon battle
Queens and Brooklyn to wage water balloon battle
News Billy Rennison 7/27/2012 at 1:30PM

The borough battle between Brooklyn and Queens continues this weekend with an unusual choice of weapon — water balloons. “I think we all can agree that there is a certain rift between the “People from Queens” and the “Brooklynites.” Whatever that rift may be I think it’s time for a common gathering to quell the [...]

Man extradited from Netherlands faces charges for ’05 assault, attempted kidnapping
News Alexa Altman 7/27/2012 at 1:05PM

Six years after fleeing the country, a man wanted for the sexual assault and attempted kidnapping of a child was extradited from the Netherlands and returned to Queens to face the charges against him. Peter Belegrinos, a 30-year-old former psych tech at Elmhurst Hospital and Astoria resident, attempted to kidnap a nine-year-old girl from Astoria [...]

What to do in Queens this weekend
What to do in Queens this weekend
Entertainment Billy Rennison 7/13/2012 at 2:23PM

SATURDAY, JULY 14 – SUNDAY, JULY 15 Eduardo Anievas Cortines is having his Open Studio Series where attendees can view 100 of his paintings in an informal setting at his studio, located at 47-33 5th Street in Long Island City. On Saturday, the hours will be 1 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, the hours [...]

Beat the Heat: City pools open today
Beat the Heat: City pools open today
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/28/2012 at 9:30AM

If the heat wave that started off the 2012 summer season is any indication, then we might be in for a hot summer. Instead of sitting in air conditioning, try cooling off in one of the city’s free outdoor pools, starting June 28. Opened from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with a break for cleaning [...]

Funeral of Ramarley Graham, unarmed teen shot by cops, is held at Bronx church
Funeral of Ramarley Graham, unarmed teen shot by cops, is held at Bronx church
News Michael Pantelidis 2/19/2012 at 1:11PM

Funeral of Ramarley Graham, unarmed teen shot by cops, is held at Bronx church Hundreds gathered in a Bronx church Saturday to mourn the death of an unarmed teen shot and killed by police inside his home this month. The body of Ramarley Graham, 18, lay in an open casket as more than 400 relatives [...]

Christmas Tree Collection to Begin January 3
News Billy Rennison 12/30/2011 at 12:57PM

After the presents have been unwrapped, the stockings unstuffed and the new year has passed, comes the time to take down the decorations and discard the Christmas tree. Beginning Tuesday, January 3, the Department of Sanitation will collect the curbside Christmas trees that should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands.  The program will [...]

Astoria pool set for rebirth
Astoria pool set for rebirth
News Steve Mosco 12/07/2011 at 11:48AM

Elected officials are diving right in to a project to repurpose a long-neglected pool in Astoria Park. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski announced plans to convert the dive pool at Astoria Park into an outdoor performance space, the first of its kind in the neighborhood. “I’m especially proud to work [...]

Walk honors D’Amico legacy
Walk honors D’Amico legacy
Health Michael Pantelidis 9/28/2011 at 3:12PM

The late Gloria D’Amico always encouraged exercise and healthy living. To honor her, residents of Queens gathered in Astoria Park on Saturday, September 17 for the sixth annual Honorable Gloria D’Amico Fun/Run/Walk. The event, which was organized by the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, included a 3K run around Astoria Park for participants [...]