Astoria Times

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

Long Island City

New LIC pub gives great beers a stage

Michael Bewley, co-owner of new pub Alewife Queens, at 514 51st Ave. in Long Island City, said he and his partner Daniel Lanigan came to the neighborhood through luck, but have found themselves already embraced by their neighbors. Comment.

Train hits bumper in Astoria station and causes havoc for commuters

The morning commute in Astoria turned into a mad scramble for hundreds of people Tuesday morning after transit officials say a Q train hit the bumper at the Ditmars Station of the N/Q line. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

Long Island City

Costumed pups compete at LIC fest

Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City went to the dogs last Saturday for the annual Harvest Festival, which included a canine costume contest. Comments (1).

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Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights sign spells out historical connections

City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said not too many people know that Jackson Heights was the birthplace of one of the most popular board games in the world, but after last weekend residents and visitors will be getting a fresh reminder about that fact. Comment.

Man argues with and then robs victim: Brown

ASTORIA — A 22-year-old man was arrested two weeks ago on charges of robbing another person following an early morning argument, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Victory for Astorians

In these tough times, the U.S. Postal Service is faced with difficult decisions. The USPS was designed to be self-supporting and until now it was. Through the sale of postage and other services, it was able to cover salaries and overhead. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011


U.S. treasurer extols lending

U.S. Treasurer Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) visited Astoria’s Alma Bank to tout a $19 million grant the bank received from the federal government to lend to small businesses near its locations throughout the city and in New Jersey. Comment.
Long Island City

Spooktacular screenings at MOMI, Karloff honored

In the past, Queens horror enthusiasts have reported seeing ghosts and zombies on All Hallow’s Eve. Rumor has it these otherworldly creatures have been visiting our borough — once called the Land of Cemeteries — in large numbers. Here, the dead outnumber the living more than two-to-one. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011


Cops search for slay suspect

Police were on the lookout for an individual in connection with a homicide that left a 62-year-old man lying strangled in the bathtub of his Woodside apartment, authorities said. Comment.

Astoria man cleared in Bklyn. sex attacks

Police had not reported any more arrests of sex offenders in Brooklyn as of Tuesday evening since Joshua Flecha, a 32-year-old Astoria resident was cleared of charges last week after he was accused of being one of the South Slope gropers. Comment.

Grand post office spared

A spokeswoman from the U.S. Postal Service said that while Astoria’s Grand station has been saved from the chopping block, four other post offices in Queens are still up for study. Comment.

Astoria eatery served lawsuit by employees

Eight former employees of Astoria’s celebrated Trattoria L’Incontro are suing the restaurant and its owners in Brooklyn federal court, claiming they were not paid proper wages and that their managers skimmed their tips. Comments (22).

Turkish arrival worried for family after quake

The shock from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey Sunday rippled across the Atlantic to some Queens residents, who grew increasingly worried about their homeland as the death count continued to rise. Comment.

Police update info in Astoria August robbery

ASTORIA — Police released new information about a robbery that took place in August. Comment.

Man struck, killed on GCP service road: Police

ASTORIA — A pedestrian was killed while trying to cross the Grand Central Parkway service road Monday morning, police said. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011


Two-alarm fire guts inside of Astoria home

ASTORIA — No one was seriously hurt in a massive fire that destroyed the interior of a home Saturday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.

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