Category: General News

Constantinides won’t approve Astoria Cove development in current form

Oct. 9, By Michael Florio

The Astoria Cove mega development may have been approved by the City Planning Commission last week—but it is unlikely that it will be built according to its current plan.

The 1,700-unit plan still has to be approved by the city council and the most pivotal player in that decision is Councilman Costa Constantinides who has many concerns with it.…

MTA calls for $110m for ‘N’ train station repairs

Oct. 7, By Christian Murray

The MTA plans to spend more than $110 million on repairing Astoria’s six above-ground subway stations, according to its recently released capital plan.

The Astoria-Ditmars, Astoria Blvd, 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue subway stations would each receive more than $18.8 million in “renewal” work starting in 2015,…

Constantinides introduces bill that would ban flavored e-cigarettes

Oct. 7, By Michael Florio

Astoria’s councilman is introducing a bill that would ban flavored e-cigarettes.

The bill would prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, similar to a 2009 city law that stopped the sale of flavored ‘tobacco’ products.…

‘It’s My Park Day’ at Astoria Park canceled, other events planned

Oct. 3, By Michael Florio

Tomorrow’s much anticipated It’s My Park Day at Astoria Park, hosted by the Astoria Park Alliance, has been canceled due to the forecast of heavy rain.

Martha Lopez-Gilpin, Co-Chairperson of Astoria Park Alliance, said it was a tough decision,…

Many took advantage of Astoria Restaurant Week, another is being planned

Oct. 3, By Michael Florio

The organizer of the Astoria Restaurant Week claims the event was a success and plans to put it on again next year.

More than 2,500 people signed up for free “foodie passes” over the course of the week–entitling pass holders to food specials.…

Student brings Xanax to Astoria school, four students taken to hospital

Oct. 1, By Michael Florio

A student at the Frank Sinatra School of Arts was arrested yesterday for distributing Xanax to three other students, according to police.

All four were taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition after complaining of dizziness and nausea.…

City Planning Commission approves Astoria Cove, now up to City Council

Sept. 29, By Michael Florio

The developer of the controversial Astoria Cove proposal overcame a significant hurdle this afternoon when the plan was approved by the City Planning Commission.

All that is left before the proposal becomes a reality is the approval of the City Council.…