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Free Car Seat Inspection Next to Central Library

Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? A poorly installed seat leaves a child vulnerable in the event of a collision, so we are here to help.

If you’re a parent or caregiver of an infant, toddler, or young child, you won’t want to miss this opportunity for a free car seat inspection ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

It's summer in the city and NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free ticket vouchers will be available at Flushing Library (41-17 Main Street) on Friday, July 27, from 12 to 2 p.m. for The Public ...

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Are you curious about how our planet has evolved in the past—and how it is changing now?

Join us this summer and fall for a unique pop-up science exhibit where you will learn how scientists on board a research drilling ship are studying the seafloor’s core!

The JOIDES Resolution is a ship that drills into ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Immigrants Need Our Support. Donate Now!

Queens is home to 1.1 million immigrants. These new Americans arrive from countries near and far looking to learn English, contribute to the community, and make a better life for their families—and many find the help they need at Queens Library.

Your support today means we can continue to offer critical services, like our ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals will be available from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required.

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Jul
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Little Builders

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Bring your young children to build with the library's collection of large Legos, blocks, and bricks.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
23
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Baby and Me

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
23
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Lego Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Come build with the library's collection of Legos.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Summer Reading Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Fun crafts for school ages; first-come, first-served.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Storytime!

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, finger plays and crafts. For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Let's Dance

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Each week we will learn a new dance from around the world! For ages 5-11.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Basic Coding for Kids

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 can learn simple coding. Space is limited to the first ten kids.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Movements

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join us for singing and dancing. Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket in the children's room before each session.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs, and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing, and a surprise activity at the end of the show.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Craft

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Grades 5-12, join us in celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Steinway Community Library has:

  • 3 computers designated for Teens
  • 2 computers designated for Children
  • 6 Adult computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Steinway Community Library include:

For Adults

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

For Children

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
 

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Steinway Community Library include:

  • ESOL collection for students and teachers
  • Large collection of contemporary and classic films
  • Foreign films in Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Hindi, Italian and Spanish

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Grace D. Delgado
18-29 21st. Drive, Apartment 2, 2nd Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-9333
HANAC P.S. 84
22-45 41Street
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 278-1915
Rita Morresi Mittone
20-26 28th Street, 1st Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-3367
Gabriel Marin
23-66 21 Street, 1st Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-3367
Yasmin Monir
21-16 35 Street, Apartment 5D
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 721-5628
Aracely Sanchez
21-68 35 Street, Apartment 4C
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 721-3990

Community Board
Queens Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor
Long Island City NY , 11106
 

Fire Department
Engine 262
30-89 21 St
Queens NY , 11102
Engine 263 Ladder 117
42-06 Astoria Blvd South
Queens NY , 11105
Engine 312
22-63 35 Street
Queens NY , 11103

Local Hospitals
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Queens NY , 11102
  

Local Newspapers
Western Queens Gazette
Northwest Courier
Queens Tribune
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Ralph Demarco Park
Shore Blvd Bet. Ditmars Boulevard & 20 Avenue
Triborough Bridge Playground A
Hoyt Avenue, 19 to 21 Streets
Paul Raimonda Playground
47 to 48 Streets, 20 Avenue
Woodtree Playground
20 Avenue, 37 Street, 38 Street
Ditmars Park
23 Avenue To Ditmars Boulevard
Steinway Playground
20 Road-20 Avenue, 37-38 Streets

Police Department
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Boulevard
Queens NY , 11103
  

Post Office
Grand Post Office
4508 30th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 084 Steinway (Q084)
22-45 41 Street
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718)278-1915
fax: (718) 932-4649
PS 085 Judge Charles Vallone (Q085)
23-70 31 Street
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 278-3630
fax: (718) 278-8312
PS 122 Mamie Fay (Q122)
21-21 Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718)721-6410
fax: (718)726-0016

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 141 The Steinway (Q141)
37-11 21 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718)278-6403
fax: (718)278-2884
  

Senior Centers
Astoria Senior Residence
21-05 30th Drive
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 747-8700
Bffy Dellamonica Senior Center
23-56 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 626-1500
Bffy Steinway Senior Center
20-43 Steinway Street
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 728-8472
Central Astoria Dev Norc
28-27 Steinway Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-7820
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Costa Constantinides
CConstantinides@council.nyc.gov
District Office 31-09 Newtown Avenue, Suite 209
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 274-4500
fax: (646) 661-4500
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1778
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6963
NYS Assembly
Hon. Aravella Simotas
SimotasA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 401
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 545-3889
fax: (718) 545-3607
Albany Office LOB, Room 652
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5014
fax: (518) 455-4044
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
JPeralta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1035 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area of Queens comprising Steinway and Astoria was formerly known by the Algonquian name of Sunswick, derived from the word Sunkisq, meaning "woman chief." In 1839 developer Stephen A. Halsey incorporated the village of Astoria, which he named in honor of fur trader and landowner John Jacob Astor. Within a few decades, the area was home to a number of wealthy merchants, a substantial German-American community, and the Steinway piano company. As the name of the neighborhood suggests, it began as home to Steinway & Sons, the legendary piano maker and transit magnate in the early days of the trolley car. In 1870 William Steinway, son of the original company founder Henry Steinway, (nee Steinweg) bought 400 acres of land in northwest Queens and moved the operations from their original headquarters in Manhattan, to their new home, which continues its production in the same area today. Along with the factory, he also built Steinway Village, a company town with its own post office, park for recreation, housing for employees, and with a church, library, kindergarten school, and public trolley line. Unlike many other factory towns of the time, Steinway Village was not built exclusively for workers (employees only accounted for about one third of the inhabitants) since they treated the property as a real- estate investment, selling land and houses. On May 4, 1870, Astoria, Hunter’s Point, Steinway, and Ravenswood consolidated to become Long Island City.

Even though the ease of a commute from Steinway into Manhattan has transformed the neighborhood into a bustling mix of ethnicities and styles, vestiges of old Steinway still survive even today. Two-story brick houses continue to stand on 20th Avenue and 41st Street. They boast stone window lintels and recessed entrances. Built before 1880 as housing for factory employees, they are Landmark quality homes. And the Steinway mansion built by William Steinway is still a private residence on 41 Street, originally Albert Street, named for one of his sons. 42 Street was also formerly named Theodore Street, for another one of William Steinway’s sons.