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Old Astoria finally gets alternate-side parking

After two decades of advocacy, Old Astoria is finally getting regular street cleaning. On Monday, DOT and DSNY announced that Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations will be implemented in the area shown above, west of 21st...


Call to transform LIC into a bike community

Following the 18th bicyclist death in New York City this year, cycling advocates held a press conference on the Long Island City side of the Pulaski Bridge to push for more. “We are in a state...


Ansob Center for Refugees receives $85K in funding

An Astoria-based nonprofit providing immigration services received $85,000 in city funding, thanks to an allocation by Councilman Costa Constantinides. The Ansob Center for Refugees helps immigrants establish a new life in western Queens by providing English...


City budget recap for District 22

When Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson shook hands at City Hall, that marked the end of this year’s budget negotiations. The $92.8 billion city budget, which will take effect on July 1, will...


Astoria pol honors 1969 Miracle Mets

This morning, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas welcomed former Mets outfielder Art Shamsky to the Capitol in Albany for a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 World Champion “Miracle Mets.” Shamsky was an integral part of...

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