Astoria Times

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

Long Island City

Boro welcomes first daily comedy club

In the last 20 years, there has not been a full-time comedy club operating in the city outside Manhattan — that is, until The Laughing Devil Comedy Club opened its doors in Long Island City in December. Comment

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012


Muslims open Astoria center

Astoria has long been defined by its ethnic groups — first it was the Italians, then the Greeks — and last week the neighborhood’s Muslims took a large step toward establishing themselves with the grand opening of the Muslim American Society’s community center on Steinway Street. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Accident with livery van leaves man hospitalized

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police said a 53-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a car pulling out of a parking space Friday at Broadway and 72nd Street. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012


Qns. Center Mall gives workers living wage

I read the letter to the editor “Queens Center Mall owner must help neighboring area” (Jan. 19-25) with interest. We are proud of the fact that Queens Center Mall is a generator of tax dollars for the city and state and we try to do as much as we can to be a positive force for the Queens community and a fair employer. Comment

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2012


New western Queens districts create faux state Senate fight

The new proposed state Senate district lines would set Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) against Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), but the longtime friends say they have no plans to duke it out at the polls. Comment

Fake cop robbed victim of watch, wallet: Police

CORONA — Police were looking for man a suspected of impersonating a police officer and then robbing a 50-year-old man in Corona. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012


Bloomy touts tax programs for city’s needy

As New Yorkers await the arrival of their W-2s, Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited a Corona church Monday to promote the city’s multiple free tax preparation sites and a multi-city program that can make tax returns for the city’s poorest residents go further. Comments (2)

Astoria teen makes Intel contest finals

Astoria teenager Danielle Goldman said she was feeling great after learning last week she was one of three New York City students and the only one from Queens to advance from Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist to finalist. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Liz Taylor birthday cake on display in Long Island City

When the Entrepreneur Space, a food manufacturing incubator in Long Island City, celebrated its first birthday last week, it did so with cake fit for the stars — and one star in particular. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Bloomy gabs with Gossip Girl in LIC for show’s 100th episode

Before “Gossip Girl” fans tuned in to see if Blair Waldorf would marry Prince Louis Grimaldi of Monaco or return to her old flame, Chuck Bass, Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered an early wedding present to the cast. Comment
Jackson Heights

‘Jackson Heights 3AM:’ A showcase of diversity

“Jackson Heights 3AM: is a quirky, funny love letter to this fractious, multifarious region of Queens, one of the most diverse places on earth. Conceived of by director Ari Laura Kreith, it was written by an ensemble of writers and actors called Theatre 167, referring tothe number of languages spoken in the area. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012


Two men robbed bank in Astoria at gunpoint: Cops

ASTORIA — The NYPD has been looking for two suspects in a robbery at Steinway Street and 23rd Road that took place Jan. 17 at 6:10 p.m. Comment

Police find man, 25, dead in Corona after assault

CORONA — Police said a 25-year-old Hispanic man was found dead at 38th Avenue and 111th Street in Corona Monday at around 7:32 a.m. Comment

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