Queens Council on the Arts will celebrate its 50th birthday with breathtaking views and good food
Photo via LIC Landing website

Get the party hats, balloons and bubbly ready! The Queens Council for the Arts (QCA) is gearing up for its 50th anniversary party, QCA’s Fab @ 50!, on Thursday, May 26. The QCA will celebrate the cultural diversity and ever-evolving arts scene in Queens. “Our mission is simple and straightforward: to foster and develop the arts in Queens, everywhere from Astoria […]

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The W train will likely be up and running in Astoria by November
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The MTA’s transit committee voted to approve a plan on Monday that would bring back the W train as soon as November. An initial plan to resurrect the line was announced by the MTA in February. The W line would come back on weekdays and ultimately replace the Q train, which will be rerouted at […]

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PHOTOS: Astoria peeked behind the scenes of movie-making during a street fair ‘NY On Location’
-- Stunt performers demonstrate a fight scene, at the "New York on Location" event, offering a behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking in New York, at Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Photo: Thanassi Karageorgiou / Museum of the Moving Image

This past Sunday, May 22,  Kaufman Astoria Studios, Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817  and I.A.T.S.E. Local 51 hosted “New York on Location,” an all-day street fair and celebration of the film and television industry providing Astoria with an unforgettable insight into the tremendous effort and dedication that goes into filming a movie or TV series […]

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Youth-operated urban farm stand is coming to Astoria this summer
Photo courtesy of Instagram/GrowNYC

Young people in Astoria will play a large part in providing fresh produce to their neighbors this summer. With the help of nonprofit GrowNYC, children ages 16 to 20 will operate an urban farm stand in Ditmars Park filled with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Participating youth will essentially operate a small business and also […]

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Astoria bar’s application for sidewalk cafe spurs debate about congestion on Ditmars Blvd.
Photo courtesy of Instagram/The Pomeroy

A request for an outdoor cafe permit at a Community Board 1 (CB 1) meeting in Astoria turned into a larger discussion about the congestion along Ditmars Boulevard on Tuesday. The Pomeroy, a bar and grill located at 36-12 Ditmars Blvd. and co-owned by Lady Gaga’s childhood friend Bo O’Connor, requested approval for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe […]

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