Sunnyside restaurateur and community leader Lily Gavin has passed away
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Lily Gavin, the owner of Dazies Restaurant in Sunnyside and an active leader in the community, has died at the age of 85. According to her son, Kenny Gavin, she suffered from a brain aneurysm last week. She underwent surgery and died in her sleep from complications on Wednesday morning. Lily Gavin opened the Italian restaurant […]

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UPDATE: Sunnyside affordable housing project is unlikely to happen as councilman and community board express opposition
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Updated June 3, 10:12 a.m. A contentious affordable housing project planned for Sunnyside won’t have the support of the local councilman. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced he would not support the 10-story, 220-unit project to be built at 50-25 Barnett Ave., which is currently a 200-space parking lot. His opposition is a major blow to the […]

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City seeks developers to continue construction of Hunters Point South in Long Island City
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The city is calling on developers to submit plans for two parcels at the Hunters Point South development site along the Long Island City waterfront. Parcels “F” and “G” on the 30-acre site are located on the southern tip of the development. The city’s request for proposals (RFP) is seeking a plan that includes at least […]

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Astoria’s Club Purlieu where cab driver was shot in the head is officially closing
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Updated June 1, 4:51 p.m. The nightclub where livery driver Roberto Castillo was shot in the head has closed its doors for good. Club Purlieu, located at 36-04 34th St., was the scene of a shooting in March and was briefly shut down after multiple city agencies found the club to be in violation of several codes including open container violations, public […]

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Officials call on Astoria residents to denounce attack on Muslim-American teen and to provide information on suspects
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Three suspects attacked a 19-year-old man in Astoria last week after shouting “Arab” and “ISIS,” and community leaders are asking residents to come forward with any information. Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides gathered at the intersection of 10th Street and 33rd Road on Friday morning to denounce the attack, saying it was not […]

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