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Bill announced to reduce building emissions by 2030

Councilman Costa Constantinides and Speaker Corey Johnson announced legislation to reduce greenhouse emissions from large buildings by 40 percent by 2030. The bill would require buildings 25,000 square feet or larger to meet new standards on reducing...


AKTINA FM now has a street named after it

Greek-American public radio station AKTINA FM now has its own street. Last week, elected officials named 23rd Avenue and 27th Street after the station, which has served Greek and Greek-Cypriot communities for decades. “AKTINA is an...


Steinway branch set to close on October 27

Queens Library’s Steinway branch, located at 21-45 31st Street, will officially close for extensive renovations on Saturday, October 27 at 5 p.m. The branch will reopen in fall 2019. The $3.9 million renovation will add a...


Parking lot will be turned to senior affordable housing

The City Council wants to turn a municipal parking lot in Astoria into a 100+ unit senior affordable housing building. Councilman Costa Constantinides and Speaker Corey Johnson made the announcement at a town hall last week....


RIOULT Dance Center Opens on 34th Ave

Be sure to look up if you’re walking by 34th Street approaching Steinway Street. You’ll see the just-opened RIOULT Dance Center, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, shiny and new. Last week, the RIOULT Dance NY team officially...


Councilman to host town hall on Oct. 4

Astoria’s Councilman Costa Constantinides is hosting a town hall on Thursday, October 4 at PS 171. This time, it won’t be with the mayor. Constantinides will be hosting the event with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson....


A New Gym is Coming to 31st Street

Astoria has a trendy new gym. Located at 31-57 31st St., the new arrival is called Form50 Fitness. The studio practices the Lagree Method taught on the patented workout machine created by Sebastien Lagree called The...

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