Astoria Times

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Long Island City

LaGuardia photographers take aim at all of Queens

LaGuardia Community College recently opened a student photography exhibit called the “Astoria Project” that focuses on people and places that make up the cultural diversity of Astoria. Comments (1).

Ten arrested in auto theft ring: Queens DA

WOODSIDE — Police and prosecutors put the brakes on a massive auto theft ring that spanned Queens and Brooklyn, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday. Comment.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Cinco de Mayo comes to Flushing Meadows

Thousands of people flocked to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a festival and concert, celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Comment.

Elmhurst senior killed by car while crossing the street: NYPD

A 75-year-old Elmhurst woman was hit and killed by a car a block from where she lived Sunday afternoon, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC Arts Open offers creativity up close and personal

For five days next week the center of New York’s art world won’t be found in Chelsea or SoHo or Tribeca. Instead it will be right here in Queens. Comment.

Police looking for missing Elmhurst man

ELMHURST — A Woodside Avenue man went missing from his home Tuesday, police said. Comment.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


DOE proposes boro school to broaden gifted program

For years Queens parents whose youngsters won a coveted spot in the city’s most competitive gifted programs have had to look outside the borough once their children reached middle school, but now the city Department of Education has plans to expand the offerings in Astoria. Comments (2).

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Long Island City

Five Boro Bike Tour rides through Queens

More than 30,000 cyclists biked through the five boroughs during the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Sunday. Comment.

Go Red dinner to raise heart disease awareness

The Queens Go Red for Women Dinner Committee and American Heart Association staffers took time out this week for a photo at Citi Field, where they met to plan their fund-raiser next month. The sixth annual Queens dinner, to elevate the cause of women and heart disease, will be held June 12 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. TimesLedger Newspapers is a sponsor of the event. Comment.

Police nab teen iPhone snatch suspect in Elmhurst: NYPD

ELMHURST — It was “A Bronx Tale” set in Queens. Comment.

People of all stripes came out for 1939 World’s Fair

The official opening of the 1939 World’s Fair came with the president’s opening remarks at 3:12 p.m., along with Gov. Herbert Lehman, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and fair President Grover Whalen, who headed the list of other speakers from 60 other participating nations. Comment.

The New Clockwork Orange

The Internet and smartphones have opened up a world that was unimaginable 10 years ago. Comment.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Sample everything the borough has to offer

Queens’ vast dining options will be on full display next week at the annual Taste of Queens celebration. Taking place at Citi Field’s Caesars Club on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, the event brings together almost 50 restaurants from across the borough, offering eats as diverse as Queens itself. Comments (1).

Astoria father charged with firing BB guns at park before letting his children play with them: DA

A Queens father arraigned on charges Friday of shooting illegal BB guns in a crowded Astoria park and then letting his five-year-old daughter wave one of the guns around at other children, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).

Friday, May 10, 2013

Long Island City

[UPDATE] Arrest made in LIC carjacking spree

Police arrested a man who was suspected of going on a carjacking spree in the borough Thursday, allegedly stealing three cars at gunpoint and attempting to steal several others within the course of an hour. Comment.

Astoria woman wins fight for wheelchair ramp

A disabled Astoria woman was awarded $60,000 in damages for mental anguish after her landlord refused her pleas to construct a wheelchair-accessible ramp in her building and installed video cameras with views of her apartment apparently in retaliation for her request, the Queens Supreme Court ruled earlier this year. Comment.
Long Island City

Borough history buffs dig up past at Calvary

There are about 3 million people buried in Calvary Cemetery, the oldest graveyard in the borough. Comments (3).

Family of man killed in Queensbridge sues NYPD

The family of a Japanese student struck and killed by a police cruiser in Queensbridge has filed an $8 million lawsuit against the city and NYPD in hopes of finding out the circumstances surrounding his death, their lawyer said. Comment.

Police seeking info about the whereabouts of missing Elmhurst teen

ELMHURST — A 13-year-old girl disappeared from her Macnish Street home last week, police said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

McClancy falls short to Xaverian Clippers

Mike Libasci is finally healthy and it shows. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Long Island City

Police hunt for LIC man suspected of multiple carjackings: NYPD

Police were hunting for an armed Queens man who went on a carjacking spree in the borough Thursday after acquaintances said he had been acting odd the last few days. Comment.

BB gun-wielding child terrorizes Astoria park: Parenting website

ASTORIA — A father and his daughter allegedly terrorized an Astoria park with a pellet gun Tuesday morning, according to the parenting website Comment.
Long Island City

Aviation defeats QHST in comeback thriller

Aviation pitcher Elias Martinez used his time in ninth period Spanish Monday afternoon to catch up on some needed classwork, thinking he would not be needed in the team’s game. Comment.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Dead man found under van in Astoria

Police are trying to identify a black man in his 40s or 50s who was found dead under a parked van in Astoria Monday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comment.

Man burned at Astoria metal working shop

A man in his 30s suffered second-degree burns to his torso and arm at an Astoria metal working shop Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.
Long Island City

Variations Theatre’s ‘Some Girl(s)’ takes a calculated look at love

Fairly or not, playwright Neil Labute’s work often is called misogynistic and for the most part that is a pretty apt label. Comment.

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