Astoria Cove Passes City Council Unanimously

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer The City Council gave a greenlight to Astoria Cove Tuesday afternoon in a unanimous vote. The final deal, which was struck mid-November after months of negotiation, calls for 27 percent of the development to be set aside for below-market-rate housing, up from the originally proposed 20 percent. Union labor […]

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Queens Nonprofit Org Wins Award

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer They are at the bow of the nonprofit world. After eight years of celebrating the best managed nonprofits in the City, the New York Community Trust has for the first time awarded its Nonprofit Excellence Award to a Queens organization, Long Island City’s Row New York. Row New York […]

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DRUM Urges More Action On Immigration

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer After President Barack Obama announced expanded deportation relief last Thursday, some Queens residents breathed a sigh of relief, while others still hold their breath. DRUM South Asian Organizing Center, as well as ally activists and organizations, gathered at Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza on Friday to celebrate the executive order […]

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Queens Ramps Up For Thanksgiving

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer This time of year always raises the awareness to feed the homeless and those that are less fortunate. Every year, many nonprofit organizations and food pantries host events to increase awareness. One such organization is the River Fund, a Richmond Hill-based food pantry renowned for feeding the hungry. Its executive […]

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Thanksgiving Feast

On Nov. 18, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined seniors at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center to celebrate the holiday at the center’s annual Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Crowley also delivered a basket of canned goods to the center’s food pantry for local veterans.

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Shaping The Future Of Jamaica Together

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Borough President Melinda Katz’s office and Mayor Bill De Blasio’s administration have been reaching out to the greater Jamaica community for months to create a Jamaica Action Plan to build a collaborative vision for the area’s future. Melva Miller, Katz’s director of economic development, said that the input from the […]

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