Astoria Times

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Astoria restaurant robbed of money: Police

ASTORIA — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing the Pollos ala Barasa Mario restaurant, at 40-19 Broadway in Astoria, April 4. Comment

‘Daddy’s Little Sunshine’

In most cases U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t send a warning because the people it deals with are inclined to run. The officers show up at a person’s home or place of work and within minutes the individual is handcuffed and taken away. Once they are taken to an ICE facility, it might be days before they can make a phone call to family or friends. Comment

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Long Island City

Van Bramer says spas in LIC may be illegal

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and civic leader George Stamatiades said they are determined to fight two spas in the Dutch Kills area they suspect of being illegal businesses. Comment

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Two injured in Astoria crash


Titanic failed to claim any Queens residents in 1912

The newspapers were filled with progress and development. It was a confident age, but midway through the month a jarring note burst upon the world. It has remained seared in our collective memory to this day. Comment

Friday, April 13, 2012

Long Island City

What LIC hopes to see in the future

• Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute — Before Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Technology won the city Economic Development Corp.’s contest to build a higher education tech campus in the city, Long Island City legislators and business leaders lobbied successfully for Roosevelt Island to become the chosen site. A subway stop away, the school is expected to bring economic development to western Queens. Comment

Woodside nonprofit plans gala in order to help children

Woodside’s The Child Center of NY will be holding a $550-a-plate fund-raiser gala April 18 at Gustavino’s in Manhattan. Comment

Cops seek two men in four Astoria burglaries

ASTORIA — Police said two young men burglarized four commercial spots in Astoria at the end of last month, taking money, equipment and, in one case, a motor scooter. Comment

Titanic turns 100

As Queens commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic and the events surrounding her fateful journey, it’s customary to recount those fascinating, decades-old tales and anecdotes that are part of this never-ending story. Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Long Island City

Building boom recasts LIC

Before Michael Bloomberg became mayor, he visited Queens in 2001 and told residents that he wanted to see skyscrapers in Long Island City. Ten years later, he held a news conference on anti-smoking measures at the city Department of Health’s new home, the latest skyscraper in the neighborhood. Comments (1)

Ravenswood man gunned down

Ravenswood Houses resident Sandra Davis said she was wondering how she would pay for the burial of her nephew, 37-year-old Shaka Ryan, after he was shot in a liquor store a few blocks away Saturday night. Comment
Long Island City

JetBlue moves to Queens Plaza

Two long-awaited changes came to Queens Plaza last week as the recently completed park near 29th Street was named “Dutch Kills Green” and airline company JetBlue opened its new Long Island City office a few blocks away. Comment
The Play’s the Thing

It takes a borough to raise a theater company

“The Waste Land”, by T.S. Eliot Comment

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Sunnyside groper déjà vu

In a replay of the response to earlier sexual assaults in the area, the attack on a woman in Sunnyside Gardens Easter Sunday brought City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and Sunnyside’s elected officials back to the No. 7 46th Street-Bliss Street subway stop Tuesday morning to alert the community. Comment
Long Island City

Car hits and kills man in Blissville accident: Cops

BLISSVILLE — A man in his 30s was killed April 4 after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle at Borden and Greenpoint avenues, police said. Comment

Bryant coach hits 1,000th

Wally Hausdorf was a basketball coach who had stints at Stony Brook, Old Westbury and Queens College. At the time, softball was just something to do to fill time and make extra money before he became a Division I head coach. Comment

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Ravenswood man shot in liquor store dies

A Ravenswood man was shot multiple times at a nearby liquor store Saturday night and later died at the hospital, police said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Man groped four women in Jackson Heights

Police were on the lookout Saturday for a man suspected of groping four women in Jackson Heights between late March and early April. Comment

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Corona buildings evacuated after manhole fire releases CO

A manhole fire early Friday morning led to the evacuation of three buildings on 102nd Street in Corona because of concerns over carbon monoxide, fire officials said. Comment

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