Costa earns first union endorsement in BP bid

Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides, who is running for Queens borough president, received his first union endorsement in the race. UFCW Local 1500 announced their support of the candidate last week in front of a Key Food...


Astoria street co named after Xerox co founder

The inventor of one of the most successful products in the 20th century experimented in and made a major breakthrough at a makeshift lab in Astoria. On October 22, 1938, Chester Carlson, a physicist and patent...


Museum of the Moving Image is an early voting site

Saturday marked the first day of early voting in New York City, and one of Astoria’s cultural institutions serves as an early voting site. From now until November 3, voters can cast their ballots ahead of...


The Immigrant’s Daughter

When Catherine Kapphahn was a little girl, she sensed that there were things her mother wasn’t telling her. What she knew was that her mother was from the former Yugoslavia and that she did things that...


Immigrant groups oppose building new city jails

Immigrant community organizations are asking the City Council to vote against the proposal to build four new city jails as part of an effort to close Rikers Island by 2026. Ahead of the October 17th vote,...

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