Tag: ASTORIA

Queens lawmakers rally for legislation to improve representation of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities

May 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and leaders from groups such as the New York Immigration Coalition and Malikah rallied support for a bill that seeks to overhaul demographic data collection for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) residents in New York…. Read more »

Astoria tops as only Queens neighborhood in NYC experiencing largest growth in rental inventory: report

May 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Queens neighborhood of Astoria experienced the third-largest year-over-year increase in rental inventory in April 2024, according to a report by the real estate listing information site StreetEasy. Rental inventory in Astoria rose 47.1% year-over-year, from 936 in April 2023 to 1,377 in April 2024. The only neighborhoods to… Read more »

Hundreds of Pro-Palestine supporters rally in Astoria on anniversary of Nakba

May 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Hundreds of Pro-Palestine protesters took to the streets of Astoria on Wednesday, May 15, for what is known as Nakba Day.  Nakba, which translates to ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic, refers to the ethnic cleansing and forced expulsion of 700,000 people from what is now Israel in 1948. This year, protesters… Read more »

Astoria’s 31st Ave Open Street Collective secures more stable future with nonprofit status

May 15, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan  Initially created with emergency authorization from the city during the pandemic, the 31st Ave Open Street Collective is cementing its status as a permanent fixture in the Astoria community.  After a year-long effort, the organization recently obtained a tax-exempt nonprofit status just as its fifth season of operation was… Read more »

Just Salad opens first Queens location in Astoria with exclusive $5 offers

May 10, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Just Salad, a popular fast-casual restaurant chain known for its eco-friendly and healthy meal options, has just opened its first Queens location in Astoria. The grand opening of its new location at 22-17 31st Street is this weekend; the restaurant had a soft opening on April 5…. Read more »

Local women-owned gems for the perfect Mother’s Day present

May. 9, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 9, 2024 By Jessica Militello Many of us procrastinate when any holiday rolls around, and Mother’s Day is usually no exception. We keep putting “get mom a gift” on our to-do list and somehow still end up in the crowded aisle of a convenience store on the day… Read more »