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Attend this meeting to give input on
the future of proposed Astoria eco dock
BY ANGELA MATUA
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Astoria residents will soon be able to
explore the East River on kayak with the
construction of a fl oating dock along the
The Economic Development
Corporation will host a visioning session
on Nov. 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Astoria
Houses Community Center, which is
located at 4-05 Astoria Blvd. Residents
can RSVP to the meeting online or by
Councilman Costa Constantinides fi rst
announced the idea in 2015 and outlined
his plans for the dock in his State
of the District speech in January. Th e eco
dock, which will be constructed at Hallets
Peninsula, would replace a rotting pier off
of Vernon Boulevard and also allow for
nearby students to study marine wildlife
and environmental science, he said.
Eco docks are resilient during storms
and are built on pylons so that the dock
moves with the tide.
Th e current pier was constructed in the
1950s but has not been used for decades
because of its dilapidated state. Funding
for the eco dock has been provided by the
councilman, Queens Borough President
Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio. A
total of $5 million has been allocated for
the project, which will also include shaded
seating and boat storage.
According to the councilman’s offi ce,
the dock is tentatively scheduled to be
built by 2019. According to an EDC
spokesperson, there is no specifi c timeline
but the agency expects the design phase to
take one year and construction to begin
right aft er.
Two photographs valued at $105,000 stolen
from MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, police say
BY ANGELA MATUA
Two very valuable black-and-white
photographs at MoMA PS1 in Long
Island City were reported stolen on Oct.
30, according to police.
Th e museum at 22-25 Jackson Ave.
closed at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. On
Monday at 11 a.m., the museum director
reported the photos stolen, police
said. Th e photos were worth $105,000,
but no description of the photos were
Th ere were no signs of forced entry in
the building and the security alarm never
went off , authorities said.
According to the NYPD, there were no
cameras inside or outside of the location.
Th ere have been no arrests and the investigation
A spokesperson for the museum said
told QNS could not comment on an
ongoing police investigation.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Two photographs were stolen from MoMA PS1.
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