Astoria Times

Monday, July 2, 2012


Mt. Sinai Queens Hospital celebrates 13th anniversary

Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in Astoria just turned 13, but at its anniversary party last Thursday Executive Director Caryn Schwab said the hospital did not see any bad luck ahead. Comment

Saturday, June 30, 2012


Louis Armstrong garden to get $150k revamp

At the end of his life, jazz great Louis Armstrong considered the garden at his Corona home, now a world-famous museum, a sanctuary, and with a new $150,000 grant the museum hopes to make Satchmo’s beloved backyard even better. Comment

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Astoria keeps eye on Greece after election

Astoria’s Greek-American elected officials said their constituents remain concerned but hopeful about Greece’s economic future after the nation’s New Democracy Party was elected by a narrow margin on a platform of remaining within the European Union. Comment
East Elmhurst

Anti-trafficking bill gets mayor’s blessing

Despite initial resistance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a law sponsored by City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) Friday that would punish drivers using Taxi & Limousine Commission licences who deliver sex-trafficking victims to clients. Comment

Discover the Caribbean world at Queens Museum

Coinciding with this month’s celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, the ambitious and comprehensive exhibition “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” opened June 16 at the Queens Museum of Art as hundreds of art patrons from New York City and beyond viewed diverse works spanning more than 400 years of Caribbean culture. Comment
Long Island City

Long Island City wins cricket title over Adams

The captain provided the clincher in fitting fashion. Comment
Long Island City

Lakers’ Ebanks still shining

Devin Ebanks stayed ready through the drawn-out NBA lockout. The former West Virginia star knew adjusting to the league in what was expected to be a shortened season wasn’t going to be easy for a second-year player with little experience. Comment

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