Dog owners in Astoria, Queens, have for years suffered dog-run envy. As fancy new runs have popped up around New York, Astoria residents have wondered when they might get their own.

Now, through the participatory budgeting process and public largess, their moment appears to have arrived ...READ MORE

On Tuesday, The Pomeroy opens from executive chef Bo O’Connor in a former deli space off of 37th Street — a road previously called Pomeroy. For O’Connor, who co-owns the project with Mike McGuire, the owner of a few Long Island restaurants as well as part of the team behind El Cortez in Brooklyn, this is her first restaurant venture. Her most recent clientele was on a smaller, more personal scale: she spent much of last year touring with childhood best friend Lady Gaga, working as her private chef...READ MORE

Locally, the annual Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) parade will be held on Saturday, October 10. The parade starts at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St. in Astoria. Participants will start assembling at 11 am, depart at noon and march through the neighborhood until they reach Columbus Triangle on Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street.

We have Columbus to thank for introducing one half of the world to the other – creating unheard-of opportunities for his fellow Europeans and continuing to for people from every other part of the world to this day...READ MORE

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