Category: People


Simotas celebrates Summer Reading Challenge participants

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas honored 35 local children with New York State Assembly certificates for completing the 2019 “Summer Reading Challenge.” Ten students were invited to her Astoria district office last week for a celebration to honor...


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...


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...


Jackson Heights street renamed after Jose Peralta

The Jackson Heights street where the late State Senator Jose Peralta lived will forever bear his name. On Sunday, dozens of elected officials joined Peralta’s family and hundreds of community members to unveil “State Senator Jose...


The 99 Year Old Holocaust Survivor

After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and round, are rose-colored. Margot, elegant in a black dress, stockings and dress shoes, lips a subtle shade of...

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