Astoria Times

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011


Astoria business rises from ashes of old one

A restaurateur whose well-regarded Astoria lounge burned down in a four-alarm fire earlier this year has a new eatery in the neighborhood with a focus on one dish. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Long Island City

LIC hotel offers tourists $10 western Qns. bike rentals

A Long Island City hotel is teaming up with a nonprofit to give tourists a unique way to not only experience the borough, but also buy at its shops. Comment.

City alters Sunnyside parking

Sunnyside business owners and elected officials celebrated a major victory last Thursday when city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan visited the neighborhood and announced a much sought change in parking rules would be coming to Queens Boulevard. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011


Lawmaker takes cue from kids on Sunnyside park revamp

Students from Sunnyside’s PS 199 spent their Monday morning in Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground drawing and writing on colored pieces of paper their ideas of what they would want to see in a planned renovation of the park. Comments (19).

Shelter not good fit for Astoria: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) criticized an ongoing construction project to create housing for mentally challenged homeless people near Astoria Houses, saying that part of the neighborhood is already having trouble serving the needs of its current residents. Comment.

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East Elmhurst

Ga. man carried ammo, revolver into LGA: Police

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — Port Authority police have arrested a man who attempted to board a plane at LaGuardia Airport with unlicensed firearms, according to a criminal complaint. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011


Hall of Science hosts do-it-yourself World Maker Faire

Science fair meets county fair. Comment.

Woman tried bribing cops to let boyfriend go: Post

SUNNYSIDE — A Sunnyside woman allegedly tried to bribe cops to release her boyfriend after he was arrested for driving without a license and marijuana possession, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Long Island City

John Brown Smokehouse: Where smoking’s permitted

Native New Yorkers might not get it at first. Think of it as another kind of ethnic food — something that New Yorkers, especially Queensites, do get. Ethnic foods are those that evolved in the kitchens and backyards of ordinary people rather than in restaurants, culinary schools or palaces. To be really authentic, they should be enjoyed in the manner of the cultures from which they evolved, as in using chopsticks when eating Chinese food. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011


Torture victims land at Elmhurst

A surprising number of the immigrants in Queens have been tortured by oppressive regimes or police forces abroad, but a organization at Elmhurst Hospital Center that was honored by lawmakers Friday helps those victims put their lives back together. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts family spared deportation at 11th hour

Jackson Heights immigration advocates rejoiced after neighborhood residents Nadia and Nazmin Habib, who were set to be deported to Bangladesh, were granted a reprieve last Thursday just as they were scheduled to leave the country. Comment.

Greek crisis vexes Astoria immigrants

Astoria’s Greeks characterized the approval of a new property tax intended to stave off the growing financial crisis in their home country as the unfortunate but inevitable consequence of years of waste and overspending by the government. Comments (1).

Blaze claims Sunnyside man

A bouquet of flowers was left outside a Sunnyside building last Thursday after a man died in a fire in the early hours of the previous day. Comment.

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