Astoria park plagued with drug paraphernalia and used condoms will now be locked at night
Photo courtesy of Councilman Costa Constantinides

An Astoria park long known for being a nighttime hangout spot will now be locked every night to discourage trespassers. Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and state Senator Michael Gianaris announced on Monday that Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers would now lock the gates of Sean’s Place every night and open them every morning. Though the […]

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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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Astoria parents are outraged by findings of drug paraphernalia and used condoms in local park
Photo: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Liquor bottles, drug baggies and used condoms are just some of the things left behind in Astoria parks overnight. Astoria parents believe the city is not doing enough to protect their children. There have been numerous incidents of parents entering parks to play with their children in the morning and finding a mess left behind by vagrants who […]

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UPDATE: Police release video of driver who fled in deadly hit-and-run crash on an Astoria street
Photo courtesy of NYPD

BY ANGELA MATUA AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Updated April 11, 1:00 p.m. Police released video of the driver who fatally hit a 45-year-old man when he crossed an Astoria street on Wednesday night. The accident occurred at 10:56 p.m. near the intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street. According to authorities, the victim― whose identity was […]

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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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