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...


The Unifying Power of Music

(The following is a first-hand account about MastermusicNYC, an international music summer camp). By Jaybian Salazar Sunday July 21st was the culminating concert in a fascinating week for me and some of my fellow music students...


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...


Dutch Kills intersection finally gets stop sign

Dutch Kills residents have fought for more than a decade to make the intersection of 29th Street and 39th Avenue safer. Last Friday, the Department of Transportation (DOT) finally fulfilled the community’s wish by installing an...

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