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In the first days of COVID-19 Long Island City and Astoria community leaders and organizations created the LIC Relief Covid-19 Response Group, with Hour Children among their Partner organizations and the Hour Children Community Outreach and Food Pantry as one of their two food pantries…

The N Train Blues

The N Train Blues

The N Train Blues Ladies and GentlemenWe have a train with mechanical problemsAn R train ahead of usWe can’t moveMen are working on the tracksThere’s a sick passenger in the last car Ladies and GentlemenThis train will bypass all stops to Astoria BoulevardSkipping stops Tuesday…

Saying Thanks! During the COVID-19 in Astoria

Saying Thanks! During the COVID-19 in Astoria

Photo submitted by: John M Colligan

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I was taking my early morning walk and I noticed a strange animal. It had a tail like a rat but it was obviously much too big. On closer inspection I thought that I knew what it was. After contacting some friends online, I learned…

Photos by Colin Pearce

Photos by Colin Pearce

Visit Colin Pearce’s Flickr to see his series called Covid NYC.

Love From a Distance

Love From a Distance

My daughter photographed my grandson as he waited for me to drive to their house. He could only visit with me from the upstairs balcony during the pandemic. Sadly, he did not understand why he couldn’t have a hug from his grandmother.

By Lorraine Passero

Covid-19 Photos by Mitch Waxman

Covid-19 Photos by Mitch Waxman

All photos by Mitch Waxman of the Newtown Pentacle. To see more of his photography, please visit his Flickr account.

A Quiet Day at Gantry Park

A Quiet Day at Gantry Park

Title: A Quiet Day at Gantry ParkLocation: Gantry ParkPhoto credit: Vernel Black (@casandra6935)

A Narrative of Long Island City – Astoria During the Pandemic

A Narrative of Long Island City – Astoria During the Pandemic

Video by Helen Harkan

A Community Call to Document a Pandemic.

For a generation Greater Astoria Historical Society has been recording and documenting our Long Island City—the people and neighborhoods of Old Astoria Village, Astoria Park, Steinway, Ditmars, Bowery Bay, Ravenswood, Astoria Broadway, Dutch Kills, Queens Plaza, Hunters Point, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Gardens, and Blissville – telling the stories from their communities’ founding through this present day.

After New York and Brooklyn, we are Gotham’s third city, the ‘Heart of New York’, the ‘Crossroads of the Metropolis.’ We are home to the boundless energy of industry and a cradle of the creative arts. Our narrative is that of countless stories and peoples and cultures that span the breadth of the human experience.

Although the COVID-19 crises is undoubtedly the one of the most difficult life experiences most us have encountered, it is situations like this which brings into focus the true nature of a community and its people.

We want to hear your story. We want to feel your impressions. We want to see your triumph over adversity. Share your account us, with your community, and with posterity.

Show everyone how this experience will tell about an incredible place we live in and remarkable time were are experiencing. Your story of today will be the inspiring lesson for tomorrow.

Share your photos. Document your experiences. Record your impressions. Post your experiences. Send your material to us. Use the hashtag #covid19gahs.

Our staff will take your submissions and post in into this blog. Here it will be a statement for all to read. It will be a testimonial of strong people.

(As you share you share your picture, recording, or written account, remember to please fill the form completely: only by doing so we can share your experience with our community.)

Plague City

Plague City

Diseases are not new to New York City, in fact,we can be called Plague City A story from our past… He likely arrived on a sloop, a swift trim vessel that was the mainstay for trade along the Atlantic coast from the Caribbean to New…