Astoria Times

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012


Museum explores video game frontier in Astoria

Entering the new exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria is like warping into another dimension in time and space. A dark room on the third floor glimmers with arcade games and large projection screens, but they aren’t just there to behold. “Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off” celebrates the 50 years that have passed since the creation of Spacewar!, the first digital video game, following a timeline of 21 classic games that patrons are able to actively take on. Comment

Police looking for missing Astoria woman

ASTORIA — Police were seeking the public’s help in locating a woman reported missing in Astoria Sunday. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012


Plan for Queens Boulevard first proposed back in 1923

The 1923 New Year’s celebrations promised to be a “hip-hip hooray” affair. In the past month, police estimated $10 million in contraband liquor had been smuggled into New York from ships and through Canada. More than 200,000 reservations were booked at celebrations in hotels with an additional 100,000 expected at smaller clubs. To monitor the city that evening, only 20 prohibition agents were available. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012


Sunnyside’s PS 2 waits a decade for new gym

A Sunnyside school is set to expand, but members of Community District Education Council 30 were upset that a long-awaited and much begged-for auditorium for Astoria’s PS 2 is not in the city School Construction Authority’s five-year plan. Comment

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Man touched two women onboard N train: Police

ASTORIA — Cops were looking for a man wanted for assault on a Queens-bound N train last Thursday. Comment

Young St. John’s Prep cutting teeth with new team

It’s going to be season of multiple adjustments for Carla Marfe. The St. John’s Prep senior guard is getting used to playing with and being a leader of a much younger basketball team, which starts three freshmen. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012


Police seek female suspect in Sunnyside train push (with surveillance video)

In a sad echo of an incident involving an Elmhurst man in Manhattan earlier this month, an unidentified man was pushed to his death in front of the No. 7 train Thursday evening in Sunnyside by a woman, police said. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

82nd Street group in Jax Hts. receives grant for new signage

The 82nd Street Partnership recently received a $50,000 grant to renovate store signs within its borders, giving the leadership another tool in its ongoing revitalization of the once-neglected business improvement district. Comment
Long Island City

Cops looking for missing boy on Roosevelt Island

ROOSEVELT ISLAND — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a boy who went missing Friday. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012


LIC pantry loses big donor

Bishop Mitchell Taylor thanked City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) for delivering extra food to his pantry near Queensbridge Houses for the holidays at a news conference last week and said major food rescue group City Harvest was no longer serving the center. Comment

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