Astoria Times

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012


Sunnyside BID’s director turns in his resignation

The executive director for the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District has handed in his resignation and will leave the position Sept. 14, the chairman of the BID’s board of directors said. Comment

Van Bramer distributes $638K to district’s nonprofits

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) gave large chunks of his more than $600,000 in discretionary funding to nonprofits in his district that provide multiple services to needy youth and seniors. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012


Veggies $10 a bag at Queensbridge

Residents of Queensbridge will now be able to purchase bags of fruits and vegetables for $10 a week, thanks to a program run by GrowNYC and funded by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). Comment

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Long Island City

Bravest battle LIC fire

LONG ISLAND CITY — A fire broke out on the first floor of a two-story building, at 21-10 43rd Ave., Sunday, the Breaking New Network reported. Comment

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East Elmhurst

El Picante: A Bolivian adventure in E. Elmhurst

Bolivian expats in Queens number only a fraction of those from neighboring countries. That is reflected in the small number (perhaps three?) restaurants in the borough specializing in Bolivian cuisine compared to that of Peru or Ecuador. Elizabeth Murphy, a friend of mine of Bolivian (on her mother’s side) descent had been rhapsodizing about her native delicacies for years. When I learned of El Picante in East Elmhurst, I asked her to guide me through an exploration of the joys of Bolivian food. Comment

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012


Cops need public’s help in hunting down robber

CORONA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a Corona bank last week. Comment
Long Island City

End the summer at Noguchi

This weekend the Noguchi Museum will close up its current exhibit and hold its final Music in the Garden session for the summer. But at this space, dedicated to the work of 20th century artist and designer Isamu Noguchi, the end of one season promises the beginning of a new set of rich programming and explorations of the sculptor’s work. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Long Island City

Man dies at LIC gas station after fight, employee arrested

A 28-year-old Flushing man was killed Thursday during a fight at a Long Island City gas station after he attacked an employee who was defending himself, the gas station owner said. Comments (64)
Long Island City

LIC airline snubs Marshall

As JetBlue lit its new, 40-foot sign at its headquarters at Queens Plaza last week, Borough President Helen Marshall was incensed she did not get the chance to speak at the podium before the otherwise celebratory event. Comment

Couple dies in Sunnyside murder-suicide

The daughter of a Sunnyside Filipino couple saw her father standing over her mother’s stabbed body last Thursday before he left the apartment and jumped off the platform of the nearby No. 7 train, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Comment

Woman who shook baby receives 11 years: Brown

KEW GARDENS — A Corona woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in June to shaking an infant she was baby-sitting, resulting in his death, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Astoria man had multiple weapons in apt.: Police

ASTORIA — A 53-year-old man was arrested and charged with possessing a weapons arsenal in his apartment, at 20-11 Shore Blvd., the NYPD said. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012


Man stabbed in Elmhurst: NYPD

A man was stabbed in the abdomen after a dispute near the corner of 97th Place and 42nd Avenue in Elmhurst and taken to Elmhurst Hospital Sunday afternoon, police said. The NYPD said the man was still alive, but Comment
East Elmhurst

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