Astoria Times

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012


Astoria brewer brings Asian tea to N.Y.

Ever since Astorian Spiro Theofilatos opened his business making and distributing the fermented sweet tea beverage kombucha more than two years ago, he has not just aimed to bring the drink to America’s East Coast, but to take it in new directions. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

East Elmhurst

PS 329 school in E. Elmhurst gets new zones

A new elementary school in East Elmhurst is one of several coming down the pipeline in a part of the borough known for overcrowded schools, and Community District Education Council 30 mapped out which children will be going there at its monthly meeting last Thursday. Comment

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Fall Caliente

Colombia de fiesta at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave. in Sunnyside, kicked off Nov. 9 and will continue through Dec. 9. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Contact (718) 729-3880 for tickets. Comment

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012


New Astoria complex may lure supermarket

The large-scale housing complex planned for Astoria has recently filed its Uniform Land Use Review Procedure form, starting a process by which the developers may be able to bring needed commercial space to an isolated part of the neighborhood. Comment

NYPD search for robber of man’s iPhone in boro

ASTORIA — Authorities were on the lookout for a thief who snatched a man’s iPhone in one of Astoria’s busiest corridors last month before fleeing the scene, the NYPD said. Comment
Long Island City

Dancing to enrich life

Dina Denis, the artistic director of Queens–based dance troupe Dance Into Light/Dina Denis Dance, describes her work less as a performance than a community-building activity. Working with a team of dancers, musicians and other creative folk, she has used dance as a way to explore vitality, personal healing and reaching one’s full potential. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012


Hundreds march through Sunnyside to remember Rispoli

More than 200 people solemnly marched through a commercial strip in Woodside Saturday evening to show solidarity after a longtime resident and gay rights activist was killed last month. Comment
Jackson Heights

Man abused 2 Jax Hgts girls: DA (With Surveillance Video of Suspect)

The hunt for the man who inappropriately touched two young girls in a Jackson Heights apartment complex may have ended with the arrest of Mario Lopez, 52, who was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court last Thursday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

CB 4 hires district manager

Since Community Board 4 has not had a district manager for many months, Christian Cassagnol has had a lot to do since stepping into the position recently, but he is confident he is the best man for the job. Comment

Zombies stalk Astoria to raise money for Sandy victims

The undead took to the streets of Astoria Saturday, lurching up Steinway Street to participate in a ghoulish pastime while raising money for victims of Superstorm Sandy, although some of the zombies seemed to be more after beer instead of brains. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Jackson Heights

Jax Hts street renamed for Blessed Sacrament’s McCarthy

Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy never wavered in her commitment to the youth of Jackson Heights even as the neighborhood changed drastically throughout her four-decade tenure as principal of Blessed Sacrament School, friends and family said at a street renaming last weekend. Comment
Long Island City

AG going after gas gougers

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would be cracking down on three Queens gas stations he accused of charging excessively high prices in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Newtown soccer induces high emotion in final loss

The final minutes of Friday night’s PSAL Class B boys’ soccer championship brought a dramatic swing of emotions for Newtown and Coach Eric Wozniak, not providing the ending he wanted. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012


Infant dies in possibly illegal Elmhurst day care

A 2-month-old baby girl died Saturday after police responded to what may have been an unlicensed daycare center operating on the second floor of an Elmhurst home, police and city agencies said. Comment
East Elmhurst

McClancy sinks rival for title

The CHSAA Class A boys’ soccer championship game looked a lot like this season’s first two meetings between St. Joseph’s by the Sea and Monsignor McClancy. Comment
Long Island City

Aviation’s amazing run ends in final

Aviation senior goalkeeper George Vlahakis went to each of his teammates and shook their hands as they sat and watched the Martin Luther King Jr. players receive their championship awards. Comment

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