Astoria Times

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

Long Island City

Killer boyfriend of LIC artist receives 20 yrs. in prison: DA

A 46-year-old Long Island City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, a prominent neighborhood artist, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
Long Island City

Hunters Pt. awaits new schools in 2013

Education and elected officials announced at MoMA PS 1 last week that two new schools are set to open in Hunters Point, adding much-needed seats to the growing neighborhood, but some parents were still worried their children would not have a spot. Comment
Jackson Heights

Misfud leads McClancy charge over St. Edmund

Joey Misfud admitted that the wet conditions did not provide the greatest of playing conditions at All-American Field, but it and St. Edmunds couldn’t slip up his McClancy team. They defeated Eagles 4-1 in CHSAA Class A South division boys’ soccer Friday afternoon. Misfud led the way with two goals and had a hand in three of the Crusaders’ four scores by winning a penalty kick. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Long Island City

Costumed canines converge on Socrates

Socrates Sculpture Park hosted its annual Halloween Harvest Festival in Long Island City last Saturday. The event featured a canine costume contest with LIC’s Pooches Sport & Spa. Comment

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Cops on the hunt for men who stole purse (with video)

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were looking for two men who snatched a 74-year-old woman’s purse in Jackson Heights. Comment

St. Rocco honored in Astoria procession

Members of the Societá GioventĂș Quagliettana take part in the 2012 Fiaccolata di San Rocco, a candlelit procession in Astoria Saturday, held to commemorate the death of Saint Rocco. Nearly 100 people participated in the event. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012


Electeds lament soda ban at Corona small biz forum

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) spoke out against the so-called soda ban Monday, telling a forum of small business owners and members of the business community they were concerned the ban would have negative effects on their industry. Comment

Victim robbed by 3 men in Queensbridge: Police

QUEENSBRIDGE — Three men robbed another man in the lobby of the 41-01 Vernon Blvd. building in Queensbridge earlier this month, police said. Comments (1)

Wallet stolen from purse in boro bar: Cops

SUNNYSIDE — A man stole the wallet out of a woman’s purse in a Sunnyside bar earlier this month, police said. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012


Councilman pleads for witnesses to come forward after attack on gay man in Sunnyside

In a plea that occasionally brought tears to his eyes, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) asked residents to come forward with any information they may have about a brutal attack Saturday on a 62-year-old Sunnyside resident, who is now fighting for his life. Comment
Long Island City

Borough hails 3-D printing

Manufacturing industries have become increasingly scarce in Queens and the city, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Economic Development Corp. are hoping that Dutch 3-D printing company Shapeways’ recent move to Long Island City will usher in a new era. Comment
Long Island City

LIC high expansion lets new school move in

Two high schools born in the shadow of Long Island City’s LaGuardia Community College will now operate together for the first time. Comment
Long Island City

Cops on the hunt for serial boro bank robbery suspect

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a robber who hit banks in Elmhurst, Middle Village, Long Island City and Astoria this past year. Comments (1)

Turn your kitchen into a bazaar

If you love to watch cooking shows, why not do it up close and personal at the Turkish Cultural Center Queens? Turkish cooking classes, a project of the TCCCQ Womens’ Association headed by Deniz Ozbudak, are held there monthly on the second Wednesday. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Americans must come together and help one another

As a young child growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, I remember riding the subway and buses. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man among 25 indicted in illegal sports betting ring: DA

An East Elmhurst man was one of 25 people from New York to California who were arrested in connection with a more than $50 million illegal sports betting ring, the Queens district attorney said Thursday. Comments (1)
Long Island City

CUNY Law opens new home

The CUNY School of Law recently moved from Flushing to 2 Court Square in Long Island City and held its ribbon cutting Monday. Comment
Long Island City

Principal resigns after city probes

The principal of a Long Island City high school was booted after investigators found she made discriminatory remarks, rigged her school’s parent surveys and hid a student who brought a knife to school from the police, according to city Department of Education documents. Comments (3)
Jackson Heights

Queens electeds laud court’s gay marriage ruling

Queens and city officials praised last week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that found the controversial Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Comment
Long Island City

Obamacare funds bolster new LIC clinic

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) shouted when she got her first look at The Floating Hospital’s new community health center in Long Island City. Comment
Long Island City

Bryant defeats FH to bolster title hunt

The Bryant girls’ volleyball team walked into Forest Hills last Thursday as the second-place team in the Queens A North/East division and walked out with a share of the lead as it looks to regain its division title. Comment

Queens Musem of Art thriving in hard times

The arts have always been an important part of New York City’s culture and New Yorkers’ lives and for years the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has served its communities in a big way, while extending its outreach efforts beyond the borough. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012


Cassagnol named district manager of CB 4

Christian Cassagnol, a longtime member of Community Board 4, has been named the board’s new district manager. Comment

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