Astoria Times

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011


Elmhurst shopping center gets earful over workers’ wages

Activist groups marched into the administrative offices of Elmhurst’s Queens Center Mall last Thursday, dropping off 5,500 signatures demanding the mall give their workers higher wages and provide a community space. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens Library gala to raise money for resources

Queens Library gala to raise money for resources Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011


Cops seek man, 22, in killing of Queens teen

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of killing a Woodside Houses teenager at Queensbridge Houses in early July. Comment.

Police hunt for robbers of boro delivery person

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were on the lookout for two suspects suspected of robbing a deliveryman going to a Queensbridge Houses apartment Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011


Millions from EDC could have gone to city projects: Liu

The city comptroller’s office’s audit of the city Economic Development Corp. revealed the agency has been holding on to more than $9 million in public purpose funds, $344,659 of which is in an untouched fund that dates back to 1982 and was intended to be used to rehabilitate an area around Astoria Studios. Comment.

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Astoria Houses teenager sought in shooting: Cops

ASTORIA — Police were looking for an Astoria Houses resident suspected of shooting another male in the torso and in the leg in Astoria on the afternoon of Sept. 9. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011


Armstrong museum jazzed over donation

The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona has received a treasure trove of recordings and memorabilia honoring the late jazz legend from Swedish Armstrong aficionado Gösta Hägglöf, who died in 2009 and bequeathed his entire collection of Armstrong items to the museum. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts. takes stand against stand

About 50 business owners and activists crowded onto the northeast corner and out onto the street near 74th Street and 37th Road in Jackson Heights Monday to lambaste the city Departments of Transportation and Consumer Affairs for allowing a newsstand to be constructed there. Comment.

Louis Armstrong museum getting $15M upgrade

As the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona gets closer to breaking ground on a $15 million visitor’s center, the director says it will transform the borough’s music and arts scene while greatly boosting the small museum’s stature. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens leads city in overcrowded classrooms: UFT

Queens public schools lead the city in overcrowded classrooms, according to a survey the United Federation of Teachers took of school registers on the sixth day of class this year. Comment.

L.I. killer convicted in Elmhurst stabbing

A Long Island man who made a nasty comment to a woman outside an Elmhurst nightclub and then killed her boyfriend when he tried to defend her was found guilty of murder last Thursday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).

Work of Astoria biz a neighborhood affair

The owners of an Astoria café called The Lil Kitchen that Could wanted their restaurant to have the atmosphere of their home — and they are there so often that is exactly what happened. Comment.
Long Island City

Flaccid ‘Ghosts’ brought to life by Secret’s stars

“Ghosts” isn’t one of Ibsen’s best plays. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Long Island City

Ex-president of Chile speaks at LaGuardia graduation

After the shouts of exultation subsided, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet urged graduates of LaGuardia Community College to remember their roots and improve humanity. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Cecere gets Jax Hts. corner

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said when people walk by the northwest corner of 83rd Street and 37th Avenue, he wants them to ask who Richard Cecere was. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Cemetery marks FDNY slain

The new 9/11 memorial at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst honors not only those who have died but those who have continued to die since that horrible day. Comment.
Long Island City

Long Island City Dog Run gets second lease on life

A dog run off Vernon Boulevard that has for some time been a green-and-brown fenced-off lot will more than double in size and sport numerous amenities after construction finishes. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Bicyclist on cell phone stealing spree: Police

WESTERN QUEENS — Police were on the lookout for a bicycle-riding man suspected of stealing cell phones from 19 people in Jackson Heights, Astoria, Corona and Rego Park between July 15 and Sept. 19. Comment.

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