Long-time CB 1 leaders guide final full board meeting
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

It’s the end of an era for Community Board 1. Vinicio Donato, who has been chairman of the board for nearly 40 years, and District Manager Lucille Hartmann, who has been on the board since 1978, oversaw their final public board meeting as leaders of the Astoria-based community group on Tuesday. Awards and proclamation from various […]

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Astoria pol calls for potholes to be filled within 5 days or less
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

One Astoria politician is looking to make the headache of potholes go away faster. Councilmember Costa Constantinides recently announced he had introduced a bill into the City Council that would require potholes to be filled within five days or less. “It will give peace of mind to those that call 3-1-1 that potholes will be […]

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios coming in May
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Astoria, get ready! LIC Flea & Food and Kaufman Astoria Studios have announced they will be partnering up to bring the city’s first-ever backlot market called Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios. The new market, launching Sunday, May 4, will bring the community the best in food vendors, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion […]

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Queens pols hold coat drive with nonprofit New York Cares
Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

With the winter still in full force, a group of elected officials are making sure those in need across the city are staying warm. Together, Councilmember Costa Constantinides, Senator Michael Gianaris, and Assemblymembers Aravella Simotas and Michael DenDekker have collected a total of about 100 coats at their district offices for people in need across […]

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Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority

COUNCILMEMBER COSTA CONSTANTINIDES The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities.  It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points. 21st Street is also […]

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