Astoria Times

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Man stole hopeful renters’ money: Cops

ELMHURST — A fake Queens broker conned six people out of deposits for apartments that he never intended on renting, police said. Comment

Monday, May 21, 2012


Crowley, Maloney face rivals for seats

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) and Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) will not face any challengers from within their party at the primaries, but neither will their opponents. Comment

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Sunnyside baker wins $10K on ‘Sweet Genius’ show

Sunnyside resident Angela Cuervo became a baker after watching a cooking show when she was 19. Six years later, she won one. Comment

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Man vents anger by biting another: Brown

CORONA — A 31-year-old man sank his teeth into the side of another person on 100th Street Sunday, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Long Island City

LaGuardia recruits small biz

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and LaGuardia Community College invited entrepreneurs in Queens and the Bronx Monday to take part in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at the Long Island City institution. Comment

Astoria studio gets OK for outdoor lot: Schumer

Let the filming begin! Comment

Pedestrian killed in livery crash

An allegedly drunken livery cab driver hopped the sidewalk in Sunnyside Sunday morning, killing one man before plowing into a row of parked cars in front of a flower shop, according to eyewitnesses and police. Comment

Friday, May 18, 2012


Bklyn man guilty of 2010 Astoria slay

A jury found a Brooklyn man who had been serving in the U.S. Coast Guard guilty of murder and criminal possession of a weapon last Thursday for shooting an Astoria Houses resident in front of his girlfriend as the victim was loading his car for a move to North Carolina, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Queens’ gay community salutes Obama

The western Queens LGBT community and their allies sent a giant postcard to the White House last Thursday, thanking President Barack Obama for coming out in support of same-sex marriage. Comment

Woman gets 10 years for throwing away baby

KEW GARDENS — A Queens Criminal Court judge sentenced a 24-year-old Woodside woman to 10 years in prison Monday for throwing her newborn daughter in a bathroom trash can in Elmhurst Hospital Center, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Woman killed by shots fired from vehicle on GCP

A drive-by shooting on the Grand Central Parkway early Sunday morning claimed the life of a New Jersey mother, police said. Comment

Doomed high schools get new names

The seven Queens schools that the city Panel for Educational Policy voted to close were given new names last week, but two western Queens legislators said they were more concerned with the future results of the closure. Comments (1)

Cops looking for suspect in dentist office burglary

ASTORIA — Police are looking for the man who allegedly extracted a laptop and dental equipment from a Steinway Street dentist earlier this month. Comment

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

East Elmhurst

Two bikers killed as motorcycle slams into bus in East Elmhurst

Two men were killed when the motorcycle they were both riding on slammed into the front of a bus on 31st Avenue near 73rd Street in East Elmhurst Sunday evening, police said. Comments (5)

Monday, May 14, 2012


Woman dies from gunshot wound to head near Grand Central Parkway

A woman who was shot in the head and driven to Elmhurst Hospital Center died Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comment

Intoxicated livery driver kills one in Sunnyside: Cops

A drunken livery cab driver hopped the sidewalk in Sunnyside Sunday morning, killing one man before plowing into a row of parked cars in front of a flower shop, according to eyewitnesses and police. Comment

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