Astoria Times

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

Long Island City

Seawall repair tops CB 1 wish list for another year

Repairing and removing contamination near the Queens seawall was named the top priority on Community Board 1’s capital budget wish list for fiscal year 2013. The board also placed streetlight, sewer and park upgrades on its annual list. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Elected officials found Rikers library for moms

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx) announced last week that they are collecting children’s books for female prisoners in Rikers Island and women’s facilities upstate to read to their children. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011


Elmhurst Library to close

The Queens Library’s Elmhurst branch will be shutting its doors next week but when it returns, it will be bigger and better than ever. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

Music has had deep, enriching effect on life of columnist

I think music has been a part of my life since I was old enough to hear. My parents were not musicians, but they loved music and had good singing voices. So has my sister, Elizabeth, and my father’s sister, my Aunt Maud Gallagher, and her son Harry. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011


City honors 9/11 victim decade later

A street renaming in honor of a Corona man who died in the Sept. 11 attacks somehow got lost in the shuffle, but family members and the community took solace Sunday that the commemoration occurred the same year of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. Comment.

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Mets will move in fences at Citi Field for fair play

Citi Field will become a more friendly place for home runs after the New York Mets decided Monday to move in the fences at the Flushing ballpark in time for next season. Portions of the outfield wall will be moved as much as 12 feet closer to home plate and the entire outfield wall will be 8 feet high. Comment.
Long Island City

Suspect in October LIC shooting sought by cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for the public’s help last Thursday in finding a suspect wanted in a shooting in Long Island City. Comment.

Queens’ Celebrity Builder

Queens native Stephen Fanuka has built a reputation as the “contractor-to-the-stars,” crafting tony digs for a celebrity clientele that boast names like Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan and Astoria’s own Tony Bennett. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Hundreds celebrate Halloween with parade in Jackson Heights

Hundreds of people marched along 37th Avenue for the annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

Long Island City

Willets Pt. site snubbed in bids for tech center

After a Monday deadline, seven universities submitted plans for a New York City campus as part of a mayoral initiative to establish a technical center and while there were no bids for Queens, two powerhouse institutions had an eye on Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island, which could bring major economic benefits to the borough. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011


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.

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