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Astoria students learn about drones and green energy jobs at STEM event

Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Over 40 students at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria participated in a mentoring session on drone technology and green energy jobs Wednesday evening as part of an initiative to introduce young children to STEM careers.  The event, which took place in the Variety… Read more »

Astoria welcomes ‘Our House’: A new co-working and community space

Apr. 11, 2024 By Allison Kridle If you were to ask a Queens resident what’s one thing they want more of, they will likely reply: Space. For Astorians, many crave a place to gather, work, create, and meet neighbors or somewhere that feels like home where they can be productive all in one. Astoria business… Read more »

Mayor’s Office launches new interactive map to tackle environmental inequity in NYC

Apr. 8, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain The Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice has launched a new interactive map detailing hazards in each neighborhood in the city in a bid to tackle environmental inequity across the five boroughs.  The Environmental Justice NYC (EJNYC) Mapping Tool, the first-ever online resource of its kind, was launched… Read more »

Gianaris and González-Rojas rally for MENA Bill recognizing Middle Eastern and North African communities in state data

Apr. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres State Sen. Mike Gianaris and Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas joined a number of local advocacy groups to call for support of their proposed legislation that disaggregates Middle Eastern and North African populations from white demographics in state-collected data. Gianaris and González-Rojas have sponsored the MENA Bill, which aims to give… Read more »

Inaugural Ramadan Night Market coming to Astoria April 3 

Apr. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Several blocks in Astoria will close for an inaugural Ramadan Night Market on Wednesday, April 3.  The food centered event—which will take place less than a week before Eid commemorates the end of the holy month—will bring together halal food vendors on Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenue… Read more »

Astoria youth honored for their community service

Mar. 19, 2024 By Athena Dawson Ten young adults in Astoria were honored for their community service as part of the HANAC Astoria Cornerstone Program last month. On Feb. 21st, 10 participants of the HANAC Astoria Cornerstone Program were honored for their leadership and community service. The program, which caters to about 250 young adults,… Read more »

“Iftar On The Go meals” being distributed twice a week in Astoria during Ramadan

Mar. 17, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With the holy month of Ramadan underway, organizations are partnering up to distribute thousands of Iftar meals to those in need.   Islamic Relief USA, a longtime non-profit humanitarian agency, and NYC Comptroller Brad Lander are joining forces to lessen food insecurity for those fasting during Ramadan. Together, they’re working… Read more »

New specialty Philly cheesesteak restaurant opens in Astoria

Mar. 7, 2024 By Staff Report A New York chain specializing in Philly cheesesteaks has opened its doors on 31st Avenue.  Chiddy’s Cheese Steaks, which was started by founded Mike Chidester as a food truck in Long Island in 2014, opened its doors at 37-03 31st Ave. in February at a location previously occupied by… Read more »