Astoria Times

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Long Island City

Chee’Bonnet brings sweetness to LIC

Pat Pilla said the idea for her business, Chee’Bonnet, was an accident. Comments (5)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Long Island City

PS1 welcomes public with flourish after construction

MoMA PS1, Long Island City’s longtime contemporary art institution on Jackson Avenue, cut the ribbon on its new entrance kiosk Monday. Comment

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Long Island City

Slashing victim received 20 stitches: Police

LONG ISLAND CITY — The victim of a robbery required 20 stitches after he was attacked with a knife inside a stairwell at LaGuardia Community College, officials said. Comment

Proper spelling of boro place names never conventional

The article “Queensborough Bridge accident driver sues city” (Astoria Times, Dec. 15-21) contained excellent reporting, but I wish to bring up a few points. Comments (1)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012


Elmhurst Disney Store adds interactive retail space

Disney is one of the most unique retail destinations in the world, and Queens families can look forward to an extra magical shopping experience in early September. Comment

Bank teller tried to rob his place of work: Brown

ASTORIA — A teller at a Queens Citi Bank was arrested after attempting to stage a robbery at his place of work, according to documents from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment

Slain activist Malcolm X called East Elmhurst home in ‘65

The World’s Fair was in Queens, attracting visitors from far and wide. On Feb. 3, 1965, the Star-Journal reported that the fair “made news internationally as well as locally yesterday. The city will bring the fair into court if it fails to heed the subpoena served yesterday.” Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

East Elmhurst

E. Elmhurst man shot near home

A father of two was shot and killed just after sunset on an East Elmhurst street Saturday, just four days after another man, police said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

CB 2 honors member for fight against strip club

Long Island City elected officials congratulated Patrick O’Brien, chairman of the Community Board 2 City Services Committee, for the work he did in urging the state Liquor Authority to reject a strip club’s request for a license to serve alcohol in the community. Comment

City, Ferreras break ground on new school in Corona

City Department of Education officials and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) broke ground last week on a new elementary school in Corona, at Northern Boulevard and 110th Street. Comment
Dining Out

Alobar: A bit of ‘Portlandia’ in Long Island City

Get over your Brooklyn envy. Locavore artisanal restaurants, passionate about their food and drink, are popping up around western Queens like fungi after a rainy spring. Not only that, but they’ve breached the final barrier to restaurant wonderfulness: service. We’ve previously lamented, usually to ourselves, the undeniable resemblance of Queens’ wait staff to extras on “Jersey Shore.” Happily, that stereotype seems to have given way to the Inner Borough’s tendency to hire savvy aspirants to the arts waiting for their big break. At least thatR Comments (2)

Plaza will help boro biz

I read the reports that there is opposition from merchants to the Jackson Heights pedestrian plaza that was established last fall on 37th Road between 73rd and 74th streets. Some of the opposition claims that the loss of parking spaces has hurt business in the area. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Long Island City

Fresh Direct leaving LIC for the Bronx

While online grocer Fresh Direct decided not to set up shop in the Garden State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Long Island City-grown business would be moving to the Bronx. Comment

Björk dazzles fans in Qns.

Icelandic superstar Björk’s new album “Biophilia” overflows with a high-tech fusion of surprising melodies and instrumentals. Her performances are colorful, audio-visual, multimedia experiences, where different facets of science and technology combine to push the bounds of creative musical expression with an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, folk, electronic, dance and classical genres. Comment

Pols push to resurrect Elmhurst LIRR stop

The Long Island Rail Road said in a statement that it would be discussing with elected officials the possibility of reopening a station in Elmhurst along the Port Washington line that has been closed since 1985. Comment

Astoria cat mask robber gets 10 years in prison

An Astoria death metal singer was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week for robbing two SoHo boutique stores while wearing a cat mask in the summer of 2010, a spokeswoman from the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment
East Elmhurst

Proposals trickle in for replacing LaGuardia Central Terminal

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) hailed news that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey received proposals from 15 private firms interested in replacing the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012


Astoria man hit and killed by drunk driver: NYPD

An elderly Astoria man was struck by an SUV and killed Tuesday evening while crossing the street a block from his home, and police said the driver of the vehicle that hit him was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident. Comments (2)

Slain wife’s hubby nabbed

A Queens man whose wife, a teacher, was savagely beaten to death in her Astoria apartment building last week, is now in police custody. Comment

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