Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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How do you think the 100th anniversary of the Hell Gate Bridge should be celebrated?
Photo by Angela Matua/QNS

The Hell Gate Bridge’s centennial is coming up, and one community leader is asking for the public’s input on how to celebrate the iconic bridge. Antonio Meloni, director of New York Anti-Crime Agency and president of the Astoria Civic Association, will host a planning meeting on April 26 to gather ideas from Astoria residents on how to […]

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Western Queens is getting several miles of new bike lanes in 2016
Photo courtesy of DOT

The Department of Transportation released the new 2016 bike map on Tuesday and several new miles of bike lanes are scheduled for installation along several neighborhoods in western Queens. A new route along 31st Street in Astoria will connect the waterfront to Flushing Bay. The DOT presented the plan to Community Board 1 in March and if approved […]

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Choose how to spend millions in city funds in western Queens starting this weekend
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Travis Grathwell

Residents who live across several neighborhoods in western Queens can decide which projects to implement with millions of dollars in city funds. Those who live in City Council District 26, which includes Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria and parts of Maspeth, have 19 projects to vote on. Projects include a special needs playground for P.S. 4, […]

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Streets around Astoria Park to be transformed with city’s new safety project
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

New traffic safety measures along major roadways around Astoria Park will soon be implemented after Community Board 1 members recommended their approval at Tuesday’s meeting. Sections of Shore Boulevard, 20th Avenue and Hoyt Avenue North will be upgraded to reduce traffic, create and enhance connections to the park and waterfront, increase ADA accessibility and increase […]

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