Author: zgewelb

One civilian, five firefighters injured in three-alarm Astoria fire: FDNY

May 25, 2023 By Zach Gewelb and Lloyd Mitchell One civilian and five firefighters were injured in a three-alarm blaze that consumed a two-story Astoria home early Thursday morning, according to the FDNY. The FDNY received a call regarding a fire at 23-11 23rd St. just before 1 a.m. on May 25 and responded with… Read more »

Thousands celebrate LIC Springs! street fair’s 10th anniversary

May 22, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann Despite the dreary weather, about 4,000 visitors showed up for the 10th anniversary of the Long Island City Partnership “LIC Springs!” street festival stretching from 46th Avenue to 50th Avenue along Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City on Saturday, May 18. More than 120 local businesses and organizations had… Read more »

Texas Chili Cook-Off brings a taste of the ‘Lone Star State’ to Queens

May 15, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann “Everything is bigger in Texas” — and so was this year’s annual Texas Chili Cook-off competition hosted by Texas Exes New York Chapter at Pig Beach BBQ in Astoria on May 13. The event drew around 500 people, who mingled in popular establishment’s the large backyard and sampled and… Read more »

City Gate Productions set to perform ‘Crooked Shadows’ in Astoria next month

May 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall City Gate Productions will be performing Shawneen Rowe’s one-woman play “Crooked Shadows” at the Broom Tree Theatre in Astoria First Presbyterian Church from June 2-4. The play is being directed by Erin Layton and produced by Rich Feldman and Thom Harmon. Rowe, a New Jersey playwright and performer, will… Read more »

NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre awards grants to Queens creatives

May 5, 2023, By Tammy Scileppi Recently, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) – which is a critical part of our city’s economic development – recognized a diverse group of talented women for their outstanding creative contributions. These recipients – including many from Queens – were awarded grants from the NYC Women’s… Read more »

LIC high school robotics team seeks community support for championship journey

  April 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Technical High School robotics team, the RoboTigers, has set up a GoFundMe to cover the cost for traveling and competing in the 2023 FIRST World Championship. The GoFundMe was set up after the RoboTigers earned the chance to compete in the championship, which is scheduled to… Read more »