Astoria has been the location of a handful of peaceful protests against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The protests took place at Astoria Park, Steinway St., and nearby Astoria’s 114th Precinct. Hundreds gathered to peacefully voice their support for Black Lives Matter, and chanted the names of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor,…

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Give Me Astoria is proud to organize the ‘Clap For Our Heroes’ event to be held on Thursday, April 30th! This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 at 2PM honoring our brave front-line workers at Mount Sinai Queens and beyond. The clap-along will be held from 2:05-2:07PM, sharp. Give Me Astoria will be presenting…

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Amidst the global pandemic, COVID-19 testing is available at Statcare Urgent Care, located at 37-15 23rd Avenue. However, you must register with Statcare Urgent Care prior to getting tested. Remember, testing is limited throughout the city. Therefore, keep in mind these list of symptoms as released by the CDC before registering to get tested: Fever…

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The first of a series of public workshops held in Queens on the upcoming Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) Streetcar will take place tonight from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Museum of the Moving Image. The proposed project is estimated to cost approximately $2.7 billion, and city officials are holding the public workshop tonight to update residents on…

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Officially beginning on Thursday, February 20th, fines for alternate side parking (ASP) violations have been increased to $65. As per the Department of Sanitation, drivers who fail to move their vehicles for street cleaning will face a $65 fine in all five boroughs– a $20 increase from before for those in the outer boroughs or…

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A male suspect broke into Tobacco-N-Vape and stole approximately $5,000 and multiple cigarette cartons, according to police. The robbery took place at the smoke shop, located at 33-18 31st Avenue at 4:42AM on Thursday, January 16th. Authorities have released surveillance video of the suspect, which can be seen below. Those with any information in regards…

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A $1.3 million contract was presented by the MTA to the AECOM engineering firm in order to analyze whether the construction of a train line directly connecting Bay Ridge to Astoria would work. As reported by Gothamist, this project would be the largest expansion in NYC history since World War II. If the project gets…

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New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announced he is no longer in the running for Queens Borough President, citing personal reasons. The Council Member confirmed the news in a tweet released this morning, writing: “Prioritizing my responsibilities as a son and a brother is where my attention needs to be right now. While…

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