Astoria Times

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Two teenagers robbed woman of iPhone: Cops

SUNNYSIDE — Police were looking for two teenagers suspected of stealing an iPhone from a young woman in Sunnyside. Comment

Jax Hts man breaks bar window with rock: DA

CORONA — A Jackson Heights man had one on the rocks at a 37th Avenue bar this month, but it landed him in the back of a cruiser, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment
Long Island City

LIC Web designers serve as biz middlemen

Navigating a trade show or any networking event can be a daunting experience for someone in business looking to promote a service. In order to make a profitable business connection, one must sift through hundreds of people to find a link that will grow their company and make some money in the process. Comment

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Lipstick on the DOE Pig

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the fancy new names for the high schools in Queens he is closing last week. Comment

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Corner bears name of LIC leader

The unveiling of “Bishop Moses Taylor Way” in Queensbridge Sunday served not only as an honor to the memory of a neighborhood religious and community leader, but also his legacy. Comment

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Long Island City

LIC strip club to open minus liquor, clothes

A long-contentious Long Island City strip club is planning to open with a new name, no booze and possibly nude dancing. Comment

Drunk officer caused accident with car: Cops

ASTORIA — Police said a member of the NYPD was arrested in Astoria Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Comment

Jax Hts. native Rickles still in limelight after 7 decades

Best known as an insult comedian and comic actor, Donald Jay Rickles was born May 8, 1926, and spent his early years in Jackson Heights. His father, Max, came to the United States from Lithuania in the early 20th century and his mother Etta was born to Austrian immigrants. Comment

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Long Island City

Urban design elements could fight obesity epidemic

In the midst of widespread infectious disease, New York City implemented numerous design changes more than 100 years ago that drastically improved its residents’ wellbeing. Comment

Koslowitz taps Koo as ‘Person of Year’

In a night to honor Asian-American and Pacific Islander community members and culture, City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) named Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) Person of the Year at the Bethzatha Church of God in Elmhurst. Comment

Avella blasts Huang’s work

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) called upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Buildings last Thursday to ban notorious developer Tommy Huang from continuing to do business in Queens and the city. Comments (1)
Long Island City

American Studies wins volleyball title

Michal Kasza came into practice last week upset. Academy of American Studies beat Cardozo in the semifinals, but the Eagles dropped their first set of the season. Comment

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Cops seek two men in connection to murder

ELMHURST — Police have recently released video and photos of two men believed to have killed Demaso Llano, an 89-year-old supermarket co-owner who was found dead in his home this March. Comment
East Elmhurst

Spellman exchanges words with commish

A bitter feud between Cardinal Spellman and CHSAA baseball Commissioner Wally Stampfel has reverberated throughout the league and has directly contributed to postponing two playoff games initially scheduled for Sunday. Comment

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