Astoria Times

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012


Astoria butcher shop sells organic meat

The door handle and the walls of Butcher Bar may be adorned with vintage cleavers, but the owners of the new butcher shop and barbecue restaurant in Astoria are committed to a kinder carnivorous meal. Comment.

Queens Zoo animals receive their holiday treats

The holidays came early for Cisco and Spangles, two Andean bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. Zookeepers gave the bears the gifts so that they could exercise their minds and bodies. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Long Island City

New directors bring change to boro arts venues

Queens’ arts and cultural venues celebrated an exciting chapter in 2011, replete with renovation and reorganization. Comment.

Woman tries to steal from drug dealer: Cops

CORONA — Police said a Corona apartment was the scene of a violent heist attempt Dec. 8, when a young woman apparently tried to set up her drug dealer. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011


Two arrested in Astoria burglaries: Police

A man and a woman the police had been searching for in connection with 12 burglaries in Astoria have been arrested and charged in some of the incidents, authorities said. Comments (1).
Long Island City

LIC Market: Good cheer via upstate sustainability

Is it a trend? Is it a cuisine? New American is the moniker that is being widely bandied about, but what is it really? Perhaps it’s more of a culinary philosophy, intent on reminding us that what we eat originated on a farm, not in a factory. Comment.

Take a Second Look

There are a few reasons why the city should not go forward with plans to open a garbage transfer station on the waterfront in College Point. One of the strongest is that the flocks of birds attracted to the garbage will endanger planes landing at and taking off from nearby LaGuardia Airport. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011


The Wonderful World Ahead

Oct. 15, 2003 was a landmark day for the history of Queens and jazz music. Jon Faddis, a Dizzy Gillespie contemporary, world-renowned trumpeter and music educator, paid a royal tribute to the great legacy of the iconic Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong when he played one of the maestro’s gold-plated Selmer trumpets atop the roof of the legend’s 107th Street residence in Corona. Comment.

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Jackson Heights

Holiday carolers serenade Jackson Heights residents

As part of the Third Annual Jackson Heights Caroling Walk, a group performed winter and holiday songs from all faiths, languages and cultures on 31st Avenue. Comment.
Long Island City

Long Island City carries on without shining stars

Long Island City’s success this season is rooted in its four seniors’ determination to prove themselves. Two years ago, they heard about Jeremiah Brown; last year it was Aaron Williams. The two transfers, who starred for LIC one year after the next, were on hand last week afternoon at LIC to see how far their former basketball teammates have come. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Hunters Point

City Harvest feeds boro’s hungry

The work on nonprofit City Harvest’s new 45,400-square-foot facility in Long Island City is not yet complete, but the organization is already sending out an average of 83,000 pounds of food a week to places that help the five boroughs’ hungry. Comment.
Jackson Heights

McClancy makes moves with big Xavier upset

With all five starters from last year lost to graduation and just three regulars back, expectations at Monsignor McClancy were justifiably tempered. Longtime Coach Don Kent really just had one goal. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011


Police seek duo in 12 burglaries that hit Astoria

Astoria officials were telling their constituents to be aware and close their windows in light of the NYPD’s announcement that the authorities were searching for two individuals in connection with 11 burglaries in the neighborhood in recent weeks and another in June. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011


Produce truck crash causes huge traffic tie-up on GCP

An accident involving a truck that spilled produce all over the eastbound Grand Central Parkway snarled traffic on both sides of the parkway for hours Tuesday morning. The Breaking News Network reported the truck was overturned on the parkway at 31st Street at 8:13 a.m. Comment.

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