There are a couple of community meetings happening this week, both of which give you unique insights into some of the goings-on in Astoria. I’ve been to meetings held by both of these groups and find that they are worth attending.
First, we have the 114th Precinct Community Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 23 from 7-8:30pm. This meeting occurs on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and stars the local precinct and interested community members. Meetings take place at Riccardo’s, 21-04 24th Avenue (near Astoria Park), in the room to the left as you enter. For more information, call 718-626-9327. At the meeting, awards are given, community issues are brought up, and toward the end of the meeting they serve Italian cookies and coffee to everyone.
According to the NYPD website, the “114th Precinct is located in the northwestern portion of Queens patrolling the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, and Jackson Heights”. That’s a big area!
On Thursday, March 25th from 6:30-8pm, Green Shores holds their monthly meeting at the Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS), Broadway between 35th and 36th streets (in the Quinn Building). Green Shores is a group of local residents concerned about the Astoria/LIC shoreline and adjoining waterfront parks, and are working to improve these public spaces for all those who enjoy them. It’s great group of people and they are truly dedicated to their cause, and welcome interested and sympathetic neighbors. WHA Tip: while you’re at the GAHS, be sure to take a gander at all the interesting historical pictures and such of Astoria on display.
If you go to either of these meetings, please feel free to share your experience in the comments or post on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!