Cops are cracking down on Astoria’s illegal food delivery scooters
Photo courtesy of Kim Nguyen/Bushwick Daily

Cops are spearheading an initiative to get illegal scooters driven by restaurant delivery employees off of Astoria streets. According to Captain Peter Fortune, the 114th Precinct’s commanding officer, residents had been complaining about the issue at recent 114th Precinct Community Council and Community Board 1 meetings, arguing that the people operating the vehicles were not […]

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DEP plans $33M sewer project to reduce Flushing Bay pollution
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A $33 million sewer upgrade to substantially reduce pollution in the Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay is set to begin this spring, according to the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project will prevent an annual total of 225 million gallons of combined sewer overflow from reaching the creek. Combined sewer overflow — or […]

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FIFA-sized soccer field is included in councilman’s goals for Astoria Park
Photo via Flickr/Travis Grathwell

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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Avenue where Astoria man was killed to receive traffic safety improvements
Photo courtesy of Councilman Costa Constantinides

More traffic safety improvements are being installed along Astoria’s 21st Avenue in response to community concerns about the dangerous thoroughfare, which has been the scene of dozens of pedestrian injuries and a death. Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia announced on Friday the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of 21st Avenue and 23rd, […]

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Parents start petition to reopen Astoria Park bathrooms closed last summer
Photo courtesy of Anthony Liberatoscioli

Parents in Astoria have started an online petition to demand that the Parks Department reopen the bathrooms in Astoria Park after they were closed last summer for plumbing repairs. Anthony Liberatoscioli, a parent of a 5-year-old and the creator of the Change.org petition, said that he and his daughter frequent the park so much that it […]

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