Astoria Times

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012


Suggested City Council districts leave Astoria intact, nix Rikers

Astoria is split in half in New York’s new state Senate and congressional lines, but the proposed City Council district leaves the neighborhood largely in one piece. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012


Vallone wants bill to curb salesmen

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said he plans to introduce legislation to stop salespeople from knocking on the doors of residents who want them to scram. Comment

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Fake plastic surgeon worked out of Corona spa: AG

A Florida man who posed as a plastic surgeon admitted to recruiting women out of a Corona spa for illegal operations, which left them scarred and disfigured, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said. Comment

Officer in city agency in custody for DWI

ASTORIA — A city Department of Correction officer was arrested Sunday on a DWI charge, police said. Comments (2)
The Play’s the Thing

Queens deserves another dedicated theater space

Does Queens have the theater it deserves? Considering that our borough is more than one-third the area of New York City with a population, if the last census really counted everyone, of about 2.25 million, are we a major player? Not that we don’t have a lot of theater companies — Roger Gonzalez on his new-and improved site lists almost 30 — but how do we stack up against the competition? Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Air conditioning has brought us in from the fire escape

Readers know I was born before some of the technological wonders of today’s world, including the computer. Comment

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Long Island City

Cops on the hunt for LIC bicycle assaulter

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for a man who rode up to a woman while riding a bicycle, hit her and tried to sexually assault her, the NYPD said. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

East Elmhurst

E. Elmhurst car washers vote for union

Workers at an East Elmhurst car wash who previously rallied for better working conditions voted 21-5 Saturday to join the international Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, becoming the first car wash workers outside Los Angeles to do so. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Long Island City

Worker in custody after Gulf fight

The family of a 28-year-old Flushing man, who died in a fight with a Long Island City gas station attendant last Thursday, disputed the owner’s contention that his worker was defending himself. Comments (4)

Employee at Kaufman caught with pot: Police

ASTORIA — An electrician for Kaufman Astoria Studios was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly had about 10 pounds of marijuana shipped to his workplace, police said. Comment

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