Astoria Times

Monday, June 17, 2013

Jackson Heights

Alchemy: Jx Hts joint turns meat into culinary gold

When we heard that Queens’ own BBQ luminary Robbie Richter had his farewell party at Alchemy, Texas BBQ in Jackson Heights before heading for the Coast, we knew we had to check this place out. Comment

Sunnyside man missing since last month: NYPD

SUNNYSIDE- The NYPD was asking for help to find a man who went missing last month in Sunnyside. Comment

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Corona resident stages suicide try near NBC

A Corona man slashed his wrists outside the “Today” show studio at Rockefeller Center last week after ranting about tax problems with the IRS, according to the NYPD. Comment

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Woodsider dies in Williamsburg car accident: Cops

WOODSIDE — A Woodside man was killed in a car crash Tuesday morning in Williamsburg, police said. Comment

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Qns. pols demand MTA restore station agents

Elected officials and Transport Workers Union Local 100 representatives gathered in Astoria last week to demand the MTA restore station agents at subway booths who were removed throughout New York City in 2010. Comments (1)

Queens Theatre’s fund-raiser offers a movable feast of arts

Queens Theatre’s annual fund-raiser this year billed as “A Movable Musical Feast” promises to deliver tuneful music, culinary delights and, yes, plenty of moving about the building. Comment
East Elmhurst

Tournament aims to prevent teen cardiac arrest

Dominic Murray, a former basketball standout at Monsignor McClancy in East Elmhurst, lived by a hauntingly accurate motto of “live by the ball, die by the ball.” Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Political scandals make even good electeds look bad

Not long after my family moved from Borough Park, Brooklyn, into our attached bungalow home on 57th Avenue in Elmhurst, I learned Queens was frequently referred to as the “Forgotten Borough.” To most New Yorkers, we were in that place somewhere east of Manhattan and north of Brooklyn and we did not count for much. Comment

Friday, June 14, 2013


Parks hearing studies Flushing Mdws funds

The city Parks Department revealed how much money goes into Flushing Meadows Corona Park at a hearing last week, although the answers did little to shed light on how the borough’s greenspace is treated in comparison to others in the city. Comment
East Elmhurst

Mayoral candidates talk Sandy recovery at E. Elmhurst summit

Following Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of a $20 billion plan to protect the city from future storms, clergy and Hurricane Sandy victims grilled mayoral candidates Thursday on how they would leverage those funds to create jobs, expand affordable housing and invest in neighborhoods. Comment

Two men wanted for alleged commercial robberies: NYPD

SUNNYSIDE — Cops are looking for a pair of alleged thieves who knocked over two Queens businesses. Comment
Long Island City

G,R trains to close for Sandy repairs

Commuters who ride the G and R trains will have to find alternative routes to get around this summer, after the MTA announced last week that major construction is scheduled to repair damage in the tunnels that carry the lines caused by Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Long Island City

LIC Post renamed after WWII veteran

In an honorary ceremony that at times grew emotional, the Long Island City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2348 was officially renamed after World War II veteran and Astoria resident Rocco Moretto, who was recognized for his service and longtime dedication to the post. Comments (1)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Long Island City

Mayor comes to LIC to unveil plan to make city’s buildings weather-resistant

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) unveiled a comprehensive report Thursday designed to act as a road map for making the city’s buildings more resilient to extreme weather. Comment
Long Island City

CB 2 rejects 5Pointz plan for rental apts.

Community Board 2 voted down 5Pointz owner David Wolkoff’s special permit application to develop the graffiti-covered warehouse in Long Island City into two high-rise luxury apartments last week, a decision that was well-received by artists and supporters of the building. Comment
Long Island City

Blankfein attends LCC graduation

LaGuardia Community College, which seems to operate under the motto Ad Astra Per Aspera — “To the stars despite adversity” — last week heard commencement speakers who understand that concept. Comment

Person struck by train in Astoria dies: FDNY

ASTORIA — A man was struck and killed by an N train late Tuesday afternoon in Astoria, according to the MTA and FDNY. Comment

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Astoria FDNY

Person struck by train in Astoria

A person struck by a train late Tuesday afternoon in Astoria suffered multiple traumas, according to the FDNY. Comment

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