Astoria Times

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Stop-and-frisk down 27 percent in Queens in 2012

A new analysis of NYPD data by the New York Civil Liberties Union revealed Queens outpaced the city’s drop in police stops last year, and in some of the borough’s busiest areas the police appear to be stopping people more selectively than in the past. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man missing since weekend: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD asked for help in finding a missing person from 34th Avenue. Comment

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Historic Elmhurst church cited as one of city’s most sacred sites

From the outside, Elmhurst’s First Presbyterian Church of Newtown stands alone with a towering exterior that is markedly different from those of its neighbors along Queens Boulevard. Comment

Woodside burglar entered thru laundry room: Cops

WOODSIDE — Cops were looking for a suspect wanted in a burglary on 69th Street, the NYPD said. Comment

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Qns greenmarkets see rise in food stamp customers

Greenmarkets sales to food stamp users rose by 30 percent in the past year in what City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) called proof that “all New Yorkers will buy health foods when given the opportunity.” Comment

Friday, May 24, 2013


Drug sweep yields dozens of arrests in boro projects

More than 50 people were charged last week in a massive drug sweep through two Queens housing projects as a result of an eight-month investigation, District Attorney Richard Brown announced. Comment

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Cops seize over $2M in drugs from Corona ring

State police busted up a suspected Corona-based drug trafficking ring they said was responsible for peddling millions of dollars’ worth of Mexican crystal meth and “black tar” heroin throughout the area. Comment
Long Island City

Museum of Moving Image makes room for Muppets

The fabled Muppets have found a permanent home in Queens. Comment
Long Island City

American Studies tops Dozo for title

Academy of American Studies’ Conrad Zajkowski knew expectations would be higher coming into this season for the defending PSAL volleyball champions. Comment

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Long Island City

Three charged with kidnapping in LIC: DA

Three men have been charged in an abduction of an Ecuadorian man from Woodside and allegedly holding him in a Long Island City warehouse for more than a month while demanding $3 million in exchange for his release, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment
Long Island City

Hundreds wait on line in LIC for elevator repair jobs

They waited for line for days, sleeping in tents as it rained, saving spots so their comrades could use the restrooms, watching for line jumpers and forming allegiances so strong they nicknamed themselves the Spartans. Comment

Man allegedly used cans to lure Elmhurst robbery victim: NYPD

ELMHURST - The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in finding a suspect wanted for robbery in the 115th Precinct. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts. teen girl reported missing: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The city Police Department was asking the public for help to find a missing teenager last seen within the 115th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Long Island City

Moving Image to house permanent collection of Jim Henson’s work

Jim Henson’s children announced Tuesday they are donating their father’s entire Muppet collection to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image, which, in turn, will provide a new wing to display the beloved puppets. Comment

Authorities bust suspected Corona drug house

State police staking out a suspected stash house in Corona seized more than $2 million worth of heroin and crystal meth last month, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor announced Monday. Comment

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