Councilmember Costa Constantinides was officially sworn into the City Council Tuesday by City Clerk Michael McSweeney. He will begin his term Jan. 1 Constantinides, who represents District 22, was joined by Councilmember James Gennaro. The date for his inauguration ceremony in Astoria is still to be determined. RECOMMENDED STORIES City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning [...]
It has been more than two months since Avonte Oquendo went missing from his Long Island City school, and all his mother, Vanessa Fontaine, wants is to bring him home for Christmas.
For years, Cavo has been serving elevated Mediterranean cuisine in one of the most sophisticated dining rooms this side of the Hudson—and the current menu is certainly no exception. The Astoria restaurant showcases a lovely blend of favorite dishes primarily from Greece and Italy intermixed with accents from all over the world.
Cops are searching for a man who allegedly burglarized an Astoria clothing store last month. Around 4 a.m., on November 24, the suspect entered the Venzini Clothing Store at 30-64 Steinway Street through a hole in the roof and fled with approximately $5,000, said police. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at [...]
Cops are looking for a man who they say robbed three banks across Queens this fall. During each incident the suspect passes a demand note and flees with cash, said police. The first robbery took place inside of the Flushing Savings Bank at 188-08 Hollis Court Boulevard in Flushing on October 25. He then robbed [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 53. Winds light and variable. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 46. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Someone Once Called Me A Sound Man The Chocolate Factory concludes its Fall 2013 season with Jon Kinzel’s dance piece, which integrates kinetic, auditory and visual elements while also exploring broader [...]
Queens is on its way to becoming the next Hollywood. Kaufman Astoria representatives, local and state elected officials, community leaders and the beloved Grover from Sesame Street gathered on Tuesday to cut the ribbon on New York City’s first outdoor film set at the Kaufman Astoria Studios on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenue. [...]
ASSEMBLYMEMBER ARAVELLA SIMOTAS At its core, western Queens is a community built by small businesses. From the time the Steinway brothers built their first factory in the U.S. in 1853 to the television and film production and high-tech enterprises we see flourishing today, this part of New York City is firmly grounded in innovation and [...]
Even with a lot on her plate, Natalia Piskorski is on the right path to success. The 16-year-old junior at Information Technology High School in Long Island City is working hard in hopes of getting into a good university and one day become a pediatrician. She is currently eyeing schools like Columbia and New York [...]
French cuisine is oddly one of the most difficult cuisines to find in Astoria, especially when it comes to table service. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that until last month, one solitary restaurant served a croque madame. Luckily the opening of Francis Café marks the second bistro in Astoria, presently open [...]