Author: Allie Griffin

NYPD Nab Man for Fatal Stabbing Outside East Elmhurst Shelter

Nov. 8, 2019 By Allie Griffin Police have arrested a man for the fatal stabbing of a 38-year-old man outside an East Elmhurst homeless shelter earlier this week. Police arrested 34-year-old Richardo Henry of Brooklyn and charged him with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The NYPD responded to a call on Nov…. Read more »

Construction Begins on 180-Seat Addition to Astoria Elementary School

Oct. 10, 2019 By Allie Griffin The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has started construction on a new 180-seat addition to the P.S. 2 school building in Astoria. The $29 million addition to the elementary school at 75-10 21st Ave is anticipated to open in September 2021 and will include four new Pre-K… Read more »

Police Searching for Man Who Allegedly Groped Woman in Astoria Last Month

Oct. 10, 2019 By Allie Griffin Police are searching for a man who allegedly groped a woman in Astoria last month. On Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., a 21-year-old woman was walking near 31st Avenue and 43rd Street when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. He then fled in an unknown… Read more »

NYC’s Annual Cupcake Run Returns Saturday at Astoria Park

Oct. 9, 2019 By Allie Griffin New York City’s “sweetest 5K” returns to Astoria Park this Saturday to challenge those with running shoes and a sweet tooth to make use of each. On Oct. 12, participants will aim to complete a 5 kilometer run, while stopping to eat three cupcakes at checkpoints throughout the course…. Read more »

P.S. 171 Getting More than 500 New Solar Panels

Sept. 23, 2019 By Allie Griffin As Climate Week kicked off Monday in New York City, Council Member Costa Constantinides announced that P.S. 171 in Astoria is getting more than 500 new solar panels installed on its rooftop.  The 516 panels will generate more than half of the school’s annual energy consumption and drastically reduce… Read more »

Designs Unveiled for Robert De Niro’s $400M Production Studio in Astoria

Sept. 23, 2019 By Allie Griffin Developers have released the design plan and renderings for a $400 million production studio in Astoria, backed by the actor Robert De Niro. Wildflower Studios, a 650,000-square-foot building, will takeover the site of the former Steinway & Sons piano storage facility at 87 19th Ave, located along the Steinway Creek. … Read more »

Off-Duty Cop Caught Playing Security for Cocaine Dealers in Astoria and Maspeth

Sept. 20, 2019 By Allie Griffin An off-duty NYPD officer was charged Wednesday with selling and possessing cocaine for allegedly moonlighting as security for dealers transporting cocaine in Astoria and Maspeth this month.   Ishmael Bailey, 36, took money from an undercover officer posing as a dealer in exchange for his security services to transport cocaine… Read more »

Man Records Himself Spitting on Pride Flag outside Astoria Gay Bar

Sept. 18, 2019 By Allie Griffin A man spat on a gay pride flag hanging outside of Queen’s oldest LGBTQ bar and recorded a video of it which he posted online Monday — and now the bar’s owner and staff are asking the public for help identifying him. The owner of Albatross Bar, located at… Read more »