Astoria Times

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

East Elmhurst

Tip of the week

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012


QEDC hosts entertainment, artists at Corona Plaza

As No. 7 train passengers disembarked and filed down the stairs of the elevated tracks Sunday, they were greeted by a Corona Plaza many probably did not recognize. Comment

Cops need public’s help to find three robbers

WOODSIDE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in locating three young men wanted in connection with a strong-arm robbery last week in Woodside. Comment

Dromm Off Beat

In his letter that ran recently in TimesLedger Newspapers, City Councilman Daniel Dromm urged New York University to kick the Chick-fil-A eatery off its campus. He claims the business has created a “toxic environment” because of its “opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.” Comment

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Jackson Heights

Judge to sue after DA drops cop assault probe

Justice Thomas Raffaele said he was filing a notice of claim this week after Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced his office would not pursue criminal charges against an officer who Raffaele contends assaulted him in a pedestrian plaza in Jackson Heights last month. Comments (1)

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Van Bramer warns of cars going backwards on one-way stretch

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) called upon the city Department of Transportation and NYPD Friday to institute traffic calming measures and step up enforcement on 39th Street near 51st Avenue in Blissville. Comment

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

East Elmhurst

Peralta plans boro prez run

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said he would like to be a borough president who combines the salesmanship qualities of Brooklyn’s Marty Markowitz and the wide-reaching influence of Queens’ Claire Shulman. Comment

Stabbed man dies in Woodside park

A Woodside park that neighbors said is known as a notorious hangout for rowdy day laborers was the site of a deadly fight over the weekend when a homeless man fatally stabbed another with a piece of broken glass, according to the NYPD. Comment

Astoria man hawked illegal modems: DA

An Astoria Houses resident was arraigned on multiple forgery charges last week after he allegedly sold cloned wireless modems for free Internet access through Craigslist for more than a year, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Dancers take a leap

The Leap Dance Project, created two years ago by the Queens Council on the Arts in partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, was founded to foster a better sense of community among dancers and dance professionals working in the borough. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012


Sunnyside man stabs wife, jumps from No. 7 platform

A domestic dispute turned into a tragic murder-suicide Thursday when a man stabbed his wife in their Sunnyside apartment and then jumped from the No. 7 train platform about an hour and a half later, police said. Comment

Corona man kept 3M bees in backyard

Authorities removed an estimated 3 million bees in 45 hives from a Corona man’s backyard last week, and the president of the New York City Beekeepers Association has accused their former owner of more sticky shenanigans in using the hives to sell diluted honey to a bakery. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Jackson Heights

Ex-CB 3 District Manager Mary Sarro dies at 85

Anna Maria “Mary” Sarro, former district manager of Community Board 3, died Monday morning from cancer in her Jackson Heights home. She was 85. Comment

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012


Police seek woman in Woodside abandoned baby case

Police were looking for a young woman named Cathy Lu in relation to a baby who was left behind a building in Woodside Houses Sunday. Comments (2)

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