Astoria Times

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Long Island City

Bear: Nouvelle European restaurant charms in LIC

We were thinking about going to the Bear, in Long Island City, for Valentine’s Day, but other obligations got in the way. Our instincts were validated, though, because this is a very romantic place. Comment

Monday, April 1, 2013

Long Island City

Evolution of Music Videos

Music videos are not often viewed as influential art, but that may be about to change. Comment

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Keep gifted program in boro school

On March 6, the PTA of PS 122 held a rally that filled the school’s auditorium with concerned parents, teachers, kids, educators and legislators. The reason: the city Department of Education’s proposed changes to a gifted and talented academy that has been a successful model for similar programs for the past 25 years. Comment

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Former head of CIA had ties to LIC fire department

The spy genre in movies, books and television has been popular in America for decades. This year’s 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series and the popularity of the TV show “Homeland” are examples of this. The real stories of men and women in the service of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency are often as fascinating and outlandish as their fictional counterparts. Comment

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Woman’s pocketbook stolen in Astoria eatery: Police

ASTORIA — Police have released footage of a woman wanted in connection with a pocketbook theft inside a Steinway Street fast food restaurant, according to the NYPD. Comment

Egg-Stravaganza fun for all ages

The Queen Zoo is holding its annual Egg-Stravaganza. Comment

New York Legislature must pass DREAM Act

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand/A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame/Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name/Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand/Glows world-wide welcome ....” Comments (1)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Long Island City

Quinn strikes deal on paid sick leave

A bad case of the sniffles will no longer force millions workers in the city to lose earnings after a deal was struck this week to make small businesses provide paid sick days off for employees. Comment

St. John’s law student fund-raises for a cure

Megan Quail is no stranger to fund-raising for the fight against cancer. Comment
Jackson Heights

Queens beauty salons settle with AG over wage theft

A Jackson Heights hair salon and a Sunnyside nail salon have entered into settlements with the state attorney general after the former tried to make its employees sign bogus contracts and the latter severely underpaid a manicurist, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said. Comment
East Elmhurst

Meat workers protest lock-out at Trade Fair in E. Elmhurst

Some 50 Trade Fair meat department employees and community members gathered on the sidewalk of the chain’s East Elmhurst location Monday to protest the supermarket’s lockout of workers. Comment

PS 150 students draw anti-dog-waste posters

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) joined the students at PS 150 and community members last Friday at the school to kick off a campaign to get Sunnyside residents to pick up after their dogs. Comment

Pocketbook stolen inside Woodside mosque: Police

WOODSIDE — An unholy thief stole a woman’s pocketbook while she was praying inside a mosque, police said. Comment

Thursday, March 28, 2013


CB 1 says city investigating fake website for Astoria board

Community Board 1 District Manager Lucille Hartmann said the board has asked the city to look into a website that closely resembles the official website but accuses the board of favoring developers and being out of touch with the community. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

LaGuardia Airport OKs $83M new parking garage

In the latest chapter of its ongoing expansion, LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst has approved an $82.9 million design and construction of a new parking garage. Comments (2)

Riders’ bladders are breaking Woodside elevator

An elevator at the Long Island Rail Road’s Woodside station has deteriorated after passengers have used to space to urinate, the MTA said. Comment
Long Island City

Woman killed crossing street in Long Isand City

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Maspeth woman was struck and killed Tuesday as she crossed a busy intersection within the 108th Precinct, police said. Comment

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