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More than 1,000 protesters gather in western Queens calling for ceasefire in Gaza

Dec. 18, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann More than 1,000 pro-Palestinian supporters rallied in Queens on Saturday, calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The protest, dubbed Flood Queens for Gaza, kicked off in Astoria, with pitstops in Sunnyside and Long Island City, before making its way into Manhattan.   The crowd, chanting “From the River… Read more »

Astoria CVS manager honored with prestigious award 

  Nov. 22, 2023 By Rachel Butler Astoria CVS Store Manager Xavier Gilbert was awarded the 2023 Paragon Award from CVS Health on Nov. 9 for for his dedication to the company and his customers. Gilbert, who manages the CVS at 31-01 Ditmars Bvd. in Astoria, began his career journey with CVS when he started… Read more »

Burlington Stores celebrates opening of new Astoria location

Nov. 17, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann Just in time for the holiday season, Burlington Stores celebrated the grand opening of its 1,000th store at its newest location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Astoria on Friday, Nov. 17. A long line of customers had already formed outside the store — located at 22-11 31st St. —… Read more »

Rents climb in LIC and Astoria, while condo prices are mixed: report

Nov. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Rental prices were up while condos prices were mixed in Long Island City and Astoria in the third quarter of 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, according to a market report recently released by Queens real estate firm Modern Spaces. The average price to rent an apartment… Read more »