Decades-long Astoria Park sewage leak in East River might prompt citywide review
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Updated Feb.10, 4:57 p.m Astoria residents were surprised last week to learn that sewage from Astoria Park bathrooms was being dumped into the East River for decades, and one politician wants to make sure this problem is not a regular occurrence. State Senator Michael Gianaris is calling on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct a citywide […]

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Community leaders weigh in on Brooklyn Queens Connector plan
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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for a streetcar along the East River from Sunset Park to Astoria garnered many opinions from community leaders in the “World’s Borough” from high praise to great concern. QNS reached out to community leaders in Astoria, Long Island City and surrounding areas to ask them to weigh in on this proposal: “The streetcar plan […]

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Avenue where Astoria man was killed to receive traffic safety improvements
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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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DEP begins $30M project to install litter capture devices near Newtown Creek
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BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON Newtown Creek is getting a huge investment toward improving its health and restoring its natural beauty. Emily Lloyd, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), announced Monday that construction has begun on a $30 million project to build litter capture devices at four points in the creek’s vicinity. The project is […]

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Astoria pols, residents #standwithsarker and denounce hateful rhetoric
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Since the San Bernardino massacre this month and one presidential candidate’s suggestion that Muslims be banned from America, a number of hate crimes targeting those of the Islamic faith have occurred nationwide, including one involving an Astoria store owner. On Thursday, local politicians and many Astoria residents gathered in front of Sarker Haque’s Fatima Food […]

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