Astoria Times

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Jackson Heights

Jax. Hts. biz owners pan new plaza

Merchants on 37th Road between Broadway and 74th Street say they have seen their business drop by 50 percent or more since the city Department of Transportation has rerouted the bus routes and turned the block into what is planned to be a pedestrian plaza. Comments (4).
Long Island City

Dogs have their day at Vernon Boulevard run

Mere weeks after announcing the dog run on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City would be renovated, local legislators and their four-legged constituents cut the ribbon on the expanded park last Thursday. Comment.

Italians celebrate Columbus and his greatest achievement

In a neighborhood now known for its Greek population, Saturday’s Columbus Day Parade in Astoria served as a reminder of the area’s Italian roots. Comments (1).

Father of video games holds telecourt at MOMI

Home video games are an integral part of our high-tech culture. Take a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 away from a kid or teen and they won’t make it through the day. The same holds true for many adults who get hooked on escaping reality. Comment.

Man stole debit cards from McDonald’s: Cops

ASTORIA — Police were searching for a man suspected of taking away more than just food from an Astoria McDonald’s. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011


Council recognizes Woodside transgender teen

When Woodsider Rocky Sanabria wrote to City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) about his wish to become a motivational speaker and share his experiences as a transgender teen, Van Bramer invited him to speak at the Council so he could get started on that dream. Comment.

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Astoria corner renamed after youth club head

Artists often sign the corners of their masterpieces, but the city signed Ann Buehler’s for her Saturday, putting the name of the feisty former head of an Astoria Boys & Girls club at the corner of 30th Road and 21st Street. Comment.
Long Island City

Honor students connect at LIC college’s 40th birthday

When the students in the honors program at LaGuardia Community College celebrated their institution’s 40th birthday last week, the soiree was far more than just a party. Comment.
Long Island City

Robber steals money, gets away on bike: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for a man who held up another man at gunpoint before fleeing on two wheels. Comment.

Father kidnaps daughter, arrested same day: Cops

CORONA — A man who allegedly abducted his daughter last Thursday was collared later the same day, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

Jackson Heights

LGBT history should be taught in City’s schools: Dromm

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) announced Tuesday he was introducing a resolution calling for the city Department of Education to integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical figures into the general school curriculum. Comment.

CB 2 eyes upgrades with 2013 budget

Sewer system improvements, a school expansion and refurbishment for two parks are among the capital items Community Board 2 put on its wishlist for fiscal year 2013. Comment.

Pair charged in athlete’s killing

The teen Queensbridge native who was shot in an apparent dispute between two rival Manhattan public housing projects was trying to avoid trouble when her accused shooters allegedly opened fire on her, prosecutors revealed last week when the pair appeared in court. Comment.

Sunny News for Sunnyside

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011


Hall of Science celebrates Hispanic Heritage

The New York Hall of Science held a Hispanic Heritage celebration, featuring folk dances and crafts exploring Mayan culture. Comment.

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