Decades-long Astoria Park sewage leak in East River might prompt citywide review
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Astoria residents were surprised last week to learn that sewage from Astoria Park bathrooms was being dumped into the East River for decades, and one politician wants to make sure this problem is not a regular occurrence. State Senator Michael Gianaris is calling on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct a citywide review of sewage systems […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Reservoir Dogs

Attend a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” learn how to properly prepare a cover letter, take part in an Afrikan dance workshop, attend a yoga class, and do more at these events around Queens! Saturday, Feb. 6 Is running your passion? Head over to Astoria Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and run like […]

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Astoria Park bathroom sewage has been leaking into East River since 1930s
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Parents were dismayed earlier this month when they realized that the bathrooms in Astoria Park’s Charybdis Playground would be closed for a second summer due to plumbing problems. City workers discovered last spring that sewage from the playground and Astoria pool bathrooms had been seeping into the East River since the 1930s, according to Queens Parks Commissioner […]

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FIFA-sized soccer field is included in councilman’s goals for Astoria Park
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Calling Astoria Park “the jewel in our neighborhood’s crown,” Councilman Costa Constantinides made a pitch in his State of the District address on Monday to improve the park, including adding a FIFA regulation-size soccer field. The nearly 60-acre park became official parkland in 1913 and is home to the city’s largest and oldest swimming pool, bocce […]

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After the snow falls, check out these top sledding spots in Queens

If the weather forecasts for the weekend are accurate — and when are they ever not accurate (ahem) — the city is in for its first major snowstorm of the season this Saturday. Even modest estimates in the “World’s Borough” start at 6 inches. So pull the toboggan out of moth balls, wax up the rails on the […]

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