Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. recently honored PS 122 students for their scores on New York state’s standardized tests. Pupils at the school in Astoria scored 71 percent at or above proficient in math and 69.7 percent at or above proficient in ELA – roughly 40 percent higher than both the city and state averages, Vallone said. Comment.
It’s hard to say which is more impressive at Cucino A Modo Mio in Corona, the Calabrian-style Italian food or the site specific folk art installation that passes for decor here. It’s kitschy and wonderful, or maybe wonderfully kitschy. Comment.
A city councilman from Sunnyside said he would be working with the 108th Precinct to step up patrols in residential areas after his home joined the list of those that had been broken into recently. Comment.
At the height of the back-to-school vaccination rush and in a month dedicated to spreading immunization awareness, the city Department of Health is shutting down the only free-immunization clinic in Queens next week. Comment.
The city Department of Transportation is including Long Island City, Astoria and Sunnyside in its multi-phase, CitiBike expansion plan after state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and other community leaders pushed for the bikes to be brought to Queens. Comments (1).
A new agreement between the city and a northeast Queens developer will result in three sit-down chain restaurants near Queens Center Mall, though traffic improvements that were part of a decade old plan at the site will not be included this time around. Comment.