Author: michaeldorgan

Summer Kids program kicks off on the Long Island City waterfront

Summer Kids (Photo provided by Jessica Sechrist)

July 17, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A fun-filled six-week program for kids featuring music, story time and yoga kicked off at the Long Island City waterfront last week. The free program, known as Summer Kids, also includes art classes and dancing, with hundreds of children expected to attend over the six-week period. Spaces for the… Read more »

Incumbents cruise to victory in western Queens Democratic primaries

Julie Won and Tiffany Cabán(Photos: NYC Council)

June 28, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Incumbents Julie Won and Tiffany Cabán look set to retain their western Queens city council seats after scoring wide-margin victories in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The progressives, who were both seeking second terms coming into this election, easily brushed aside their only respective challengers and are all but guaranteed a… Read more »

New Starbucks store to open at Broadway Shopping Center in Astoria next month

(Photos Shutterstock and Google Maps)

June 27, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The global coffee giant Starbucks is set to open a new store in Astoria. Starbucks will open the new store at the Broadway Shopping Center some time in July, according to a spokesperson for the company. The Seattle-based coffee chain is taking over a space at 21-03A Broadway, which… Read more »

Bank robber who stole $20K from Citibank in Astoria remains at large: NYPD

(Photos: NYPD and Google Maps)

June 16, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Police have released images and video of a man wanted for robbing a bank at gunpoint in Astoria on Wednesday, June 14, and making off with $20,000 cash. The suspect, police say, walked into the Citibank branch at 25-91 Steinway St. at around 2:50 p.m. and placed an object… Read more »