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Schumer praises sale of Astoria Gas Turbines Site to offshore wind developer

The site of a large gas and oil-powered plant in northern Astoria has been sold to an offshore wind developer and Senator Chuck Schumer has praised the deal (Photo: Wikipedia)

Feb. 20, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The site of a large gas turbine site in northern Astoria has been sold to an offshore wind developer and Senator Chuck Schumer has praised the deal saying it is an example of “climate justice.” The Astoria Gas Turbines, which is situated on 20th Avenue in the Ditmars section… Read more »

Local tourism executive pens book about famous people in Queens

Feb. 15, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A local tourism executive has released a book showcasing some of Queens’ most famous individuals. From Simon & Garfunkel, to LL Cool J and Ron Artest, the new book consists of more than 200 images featuring pre-eminent people who have lived in the World’s Borough. The book, called Famous People… Read more »

Popular vinyl record and coffee shop in Astoria shutters after nine year run

Photo of HiFi Records & Cafe via Instagram.

Feb. 10, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A beloved vinyl record and coffee shop in Astoria has closed after a nine-year run. HiFi Records & Café, which specialized in new and used vinyl records, closed its 23-19 Steinway St. location at the end of last month after the store’s lease came to an end, according to… Read more »