Astoria Times

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Woodside

CB 2 mulls forming an express Woodside BID

Community Board 2 is exploring options for creating a business improvement district for Woodside, although consensus has not been reached on what such an organization may look like. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC incubator home to healthy dog treats

Manhattanite Nicole Townsend has two furry friends to thank for her business, out of Long Island City’s Entrepreneur Space. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Long Island City

LIC, Bklyn ‘nerds’ need bus: Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the MTA to create a “nerd bus” which would connect riders going from the upcoming applied science campus at Roosevelt Island to the growing technology hub in Brooklyn, but transit agency officials say better options for commuters already exist. Comment.
Woodside

School bus kills man, 52, in Woodside

A worker unloading a truck in Woodside Monday morning was killed in an accident involving a school bus carrying special-needs children, according to police, witnesses, fellow employees and the man’s boss. Comment.
Long Island City

Students get new start at LaGuardia internship

Long Island City’s LaGuardia Community College announced earlier this month that 100 graduates had gone through its Young Adult Internship Program. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Woodside

Crowley stops by PS 11 camp

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) visited Woodside on the Move’s summer camp at PS 11 Monday to watch the students at work and deliver bags of school supplies. Comment.
Sunnyside

Queens Blvd. needs emergency lanes: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said he is requesting that the city Department of Transportation create emergency lanes on Queens Boulevard. Comment.
Astoria

Suspect in rape has blond dreadlocks: Cops

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was looking for help finding a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Astoria, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Sailboat stuck under Roosevelt Island Bridge

Emergency responders assist in the removal of a sailboat Aug. 4 from underneath the Roosevelt Island Bridge, which connects Long Island City to Roosevelt Avenue. According to the Breaking News Network, all of those aboard the boat were removed without incident. Comment.
Letters

NYU should sever ties with Chick-fil-A

NYU’s decision to continue to allow Chick-fil-A to operate on campus is troubling. Chick-fil-A has made opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights an integral part of its business. Comments (5).

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

Astoria

Astoria Park Alliance celebrates Shore Fest with music, contests (WITH VIDEO)

With Astoria’s Shore Road blocked off to any passing traffic, enough room was made for something Queens doesn’t see a lot of on any typical quiet summer Sunday, from ukulele lessons to fruit-eating frenzies. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police search for man in three cases of abuse

ELMHURST — The city Police Department was looking for help in identifying a suspect wanted for two incidents of sex abuse, which occurred within the 110th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Astoria

L’Artiste: A mixed French experience in Astoria

First impressions do matter, and host Youssef Echyabi at L’Artiste in Astoria blew it big time. He greeted us in a T-shirt emblazoned with a witticism that included the “f-word.” We know that formality may be a thing of the past, but we don’t think that dress down needs to go that far down. We had a child in our party and that wasn’t something he needed to see. To add insult to injury, a female member of our party arrived early, and was not offered so much as a glass of water, let alone a cocktail while she waited. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Food, fun and face painting found at 108th Precinct event

The 108th Precinct held their annual Night Out Against Crime at the John Andrews Playground in Long Island City Aug. 4. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

Jackson Heights

37th Road Plaza draws praise

In a capstone to a nearly yearlong fight, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and business owners in Jackson Heights announced Friday the controversy around the 37th Road Plaza was essentially over now that the businesses have created an organization to care for the space. Comments (3).
Long Island City

Socrates goes on tour for 25th

Overlooking the East River, with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, internationally renowned Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City boasts striking contemporary and innovative sculptures, along with wonderful community attractions, including outdoor entertainment. Comment.
Astoria

Canine cops guard 114th Night Out

The 114th Precinct held their National Night Out Against Crime Aug 4. in Astoria Park. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Long Island City

Undocumented youth apply for deferred deportation in LIC

Queens civic groups accompanied their young members to the U.S. immigration office in Long Island City Wednesday for the start of President Barack Obama’s deferred action policy. Comment.
East Elmhurst

‘Marie’ avatar greets flyers at LaGuardia

To passengers coming into New York or waiting for their relatives at LaGuardia Airport last week, she looked like something out of a sci-fi film. Comment.
Corona

City’s latino performers set for Queens Theatre festival

Dozens of the city’s Latin dancers, musicians and comedians will take the stage at Queens Theatre’s 2012 Latino Cultural Festival Thursday to Saturday. Comment.

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