Author: Czarinna

Climate Change Debate Should be Held in the Boroughs, Local Electeds Say

Aug. 12, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Local politicians are calling on CNN to host its Democratic Presidential climate town hall—scheduled next month in New York City– in either Queens or Brooklyn. Council Member Costa Constantinides, State Sen. Mike Gianaris and other local leaders joined with environmental advocates on the steps of City Hall Friday and… Read more »

NYPD: Man Breaks into Astoria Bagel Shop, Takes $5K Cash and Cigarettes

Aug. 11, 2019 Staff Report The police are looking for a man who smashed his way into an Astoria bagel shop during the early hours Saturday morning and took $5,000 cash. The suspect allegedly broke the front glass window of Hot Bagel, located at 25-08 31st St., at about 3:25 a.m. and once inside swiped… Read more »

Local Advocacy Group Wants Astoria Ferry Route to Include Upper East Side

Aug. 9, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Politicians and local residents will be calling for ferry service between Astoria and the Upper East Side while cutting the ribbon on a new outdoor events venue Saturday. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Council Member Costa Constantinides will join members of the non-profit group Halletts Point Alliance to advocate for… Read more »

International Food Hall Set to Open This Fall in Astoria

Aug. 8, 2019 By Shane O’Brien An international food and beverage hall is set to open in Astoria this fall. The food hall, to be called the World Artisan Market, will be located in an 18,000-square-foot space at 34-39 31st St., inside a repurposed warehouse. The initial developer Vass Stevens Group was supposed to open the… Read more »

Another Victim Dead from July’s East Elmhurst Home Arson

Aug. 8, 2019 By Allie Griffin The deadly fire set by a house guest in an East Elmhurst home last month claimed yet another victim Tuesday as 35-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez succumbed to her injuries. David Abreu Nuñez, 23, was offered a place to stay when the homeowners said he had nowhere else to go, but… Read more »

Astoria Deli Robbed at Gunpoint

Aug. 7, 2019 By Allie Griffin An unidentified man robbed a deli in Astoria at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon and now police are looking for him. The man, who was wearing a black bandana over his mouth, entered the iKraveit Food store at 34-02 30th St brandishing a black firearm. He then ordered two male employees… Read more »

Gianaris Pledges $58,000 for Anti Violence Programs in Western Queens

August. 7, 2019 By Shane O’Brien State Sen. Mike Gianaris announced Tuesday during Queensbridge Houses family day that he has allocated $58,000 for anti violence programs in western Queens. Gianaris said the funding will support anti-violence programs in NYCHA developments administered by Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, a non-profit organization that supports western Queens residents…. Read more »