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Urban Upbound Announces Free Tax Prep For Low-Income NYers

Urban Upbound CEO and co-founder Bishop Mitchell Taylor was joined by Reverend Patrick H. More...

City Presents A Balanced Budget For 2019

With a stated goal of making New York “the fairest big city in America,” an $88.67 billion preliminary budget for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) was presented on February 1. The budget is balanced.  More...

Governor Declares Special Election For Assembly District 39

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a proclamation Monday, declaring an April 24 special election date for nine vacant Assembly seats and two vacant Senate seats throughout the state.  More...

Celebrating First Annual Fred Korematsu Day

Korematsu Day honors the life of the late Japanese American activist, Fred Korematsu, who fought against “the xenophobic actions” of the US government during World War II, explained NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. More...

Broadway Star Coming To Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) is proud to announce that leading Broadway star, Mandy Gonzalez, will be speaking at the school on February 9 at 3 pm to kick-off the school’s new My Way Speaker Series.  More...

William Steinway Diary First-Hand Account Of 19th Century Queens

The complete personal diary of one of Queens’ most prominent historical figures is now available online, causing a celebration among local historians and researchers.  More...

Robert Danke, Lifelong Astoria Resident, Was 93

Astoria resident Robert Danke passed away on February 3. Mr. Danke, 93, was a decorated veteran of World War II.  More...

Straphanger Injured In 36th Street Subway Attack

Police are searching for a man who attacked a 45-year-old woman inside a Long Island City subway station on January 19.  Police said the woman was reading a subway map inside the 36th Street-Northern Boulevard station at about 6:40 pm when the m More...

Events At Astoria Bookshop

We’ve gotten through the start of 2018, and we still continue on through this winter. Astoria Bookshop has a lot of exciting events coming up. More...

Gianaris’ Bill Increases Penalty For Fatalities Caused By Drivers Without Valid Licenses

In the wake of a fatal crash that killed 13- year old Ridgewood boy Kevin Flores, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris called on his colleagues to pass his bill that would increase the penalty when a driver kills or seriously injures someone while driving wi More...

Peralta Distributes More Than 1,600 Winter Coats To People In Need

NYS Senator Jose Peralta, in coordination with sponsors, donated more than 1,600 winter coats to families and individuals in need on January 25, as part of the Senator’s annual coat drive. More...

Senator Peralta, Urban Upbound Launch Free Tax Return Prep

NYS Senator Jose Peralta launched free tax preparation services at his office to ensure constituents keep money in their pockets, especially those who have a hard time making ends meet. More...

Community Pushes Back On MTA 30th Ave. Closure, Construction

A very important community meeting was called for Thursday, February 1 at Katch in Astoria, at 31-19 Newtown Avenue. More...

Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates ‘Go Red for Women’

Mount Sinai Queens kicked off National Heart Month with a health and wellness event to promote heart health in the Queens community. More...

Almaz Brothers Jewelers Has Moved

Almaz Brothers Jewelers has moved after 34 years on 30th Avenue in Astoria. They have relocated to 34-23 28th Avenue— around the block from where they were— not too far for anyone to visit.  More...

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Juan Arturo

Juan Arturo graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in acting. More...

As I See It: A Broadway Musical Play

I was always in love with the music of the 1950s and 1960s. And suddenly, it came to me a few weeks ago while watching an advertisement on the great love songs of the past. More...

The Pulpit

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Eight-Year-Old Corona Girl Dies After Flu Diagnosis

An eight-year-old Corona girl died on February 5, one day after she was diagnosed with the flu at Elmhurst Hospital Center.  Doctors at the hospital are still trying to determine if Emily Baez died from symptoms related to the flu or from anothe More...

Tech Training Session For Goodwill Learners

Google, along with House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY), Congress Members Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA), led a tech skills training session on February 5 for over 40 learners at the Goodwill Industries of Greater New York an More...

Police Nab Gunman In Botched Attack

Police in Nassau County have arrested a 23-year-old gunman who opened fire near the Queensbridge Houses on January 26, striking a 28-year-old woman who had just exited a nearby subway station.  Jamal Brown, who goes by the street name, “Sn More...

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