A ferry passes LIC. Photo Courtesy of NYC Ferry.

L I Sea: Maiden Voyage of Gantry Plaza Ferry Could Signal Queens Expansion

When a ferry makes its maiden voyage from LIC to LES on Aug. 29, it could be the precursor for a new fleet of passenger boats carrying commuters along the Queens waterfront.

The new ferry route will depart from Gantry Plaza State Park and enable Western Queens commuters to travel to the Lower East Side in about a half hour.

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Local leaders break ground on Steinway Library’s new accessibility project. The attendees included Council Member Costa Constantinides (far left), Queens Library President Dennis Walcott (second from left), State Sen. Michael Gianaris (third from left) and Borough President Melinda Katz (fourth from left). // Photo Courtesy of DDC

New Accessibility Project Will Finally Open Steinway Library To All Astorians

A library in Astoria will finally open up to people with disabilities. And you can put that in the books.

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Suspected killer James Shields.//Facebook photo

Dad Suspected in Astoria Murder-Suicide Had At-Home Arsenal

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the suspect in a New York City murder-suicide was armed with a pair of pistols and seven extra magazines loaded with about 70 more rounds.

The NYPD says 39-year-old James Shields shot himself Monday night in his Astoria apartment after fatally shooting his wife, ex-wife Linda Olthof and 6-year-old son Giacomo James.

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Police officers stand in front of a building where there was a shooting with multiple fatalities in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

3 Adults, 1 Boy Shot and Killed in Astoria Murder-Suicide

Four people, including a young boy, were shot and killed Monday night at an apartment building in Astoria, police said.

Detectives were investigating whether the deaths might have been a murder-suicide. Officers were called shortly before 9 p.m. to a building in Astoria. In a first-floor apartment, they found two women, a man, and a boy about 5 years old, New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters.

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An angry constituent confronts State. Sen Jose Peralta over his defection to the IDC at a town hall meeting in 2017//Eagle photo by David Brand.

Court and Election Board Demand Queens IDC Members Return Campaign Cash

The New York State Board of Elections has instructed members of the Independent Democratic Conference, including two Queens senators, to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations they received ahead of the September 13 party primaries.

The group of eight Democrats, included State Sen. Jose Peralta and State Sen. Tony Avella from Queens, agreed to caucus with the Republicans starting in 2011. Their collaboration with the Republicans shifted the balance of the 63-member chamber and ensured a GOP majority.

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Croatian fans at the now defunct Scorpio Bar in Astoria during the 2014 World Cup // Eagle Photo by David Brand

5 Spots to Watch the World Cup Final in Queens

By Jonathan Sperling For one fleeting month every four years, the World Cup captivates the entire globe — and then

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