Astoria Times

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Long Island City

City’s new sign system to arrive in August in Long Island City

The city Department of Transportation announced it is beginning to install new pedestrian maps to help New Yorkers find their way around the city’s streets in Manhattan and other areas, including Long Island City. Comment

Community Board 1 approves Mt. Sinai Hospital expansion

Community Board 1 approved an application last week to allow Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria to expand its facilities, a decision that hospital officials and community leaders said would benefit the community for years to come. Comment

Distributor in Astoria brews up business

When owner Brian Donaldson discusses Native Coffee Roasters, his new, independent coffee distribution business based in Astoria, through every gesture, every smile, his passion for the beverage comes through. Comment

Monday, July 1, 2013

Jackson Heights

Girl, 12, missing from Jackson Heights: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The police are asking neighbors to keep their eyes open for a 12-year-old girl who was last seen near the 103rd Street 7-train station last week. Comment

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Sunnyside’s Lou Lodati Park finally goes to the dogs

Elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the Sunnyside United Dogs Society celebrated the reopening last week of Lou Lodati Park in Sunnyside, an event that overjoyed both dog owners and their four-legged friends alike. Comment

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Police seek suspect in Astoria bike theft [With Video]

ASTORIA — Cops were looking to put the breaks on a suspect who allegedly made off with a woman’s bike, the NYPD said. Comment

Saturday, June 29, 2013

East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man goes missing: Police

East Elmhurst - Police were searching for 52-year-old John Clappis of East Elmhurst, who went missing within the confines of the 115 Precinct. Comment

Friday, June 28, 2013


Survey to decide need for Elmhurst LIRR site

Elected officials joined MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams last week to announce the start of a ridership survey that will determine the viability of reopening the Elmhurst LIRR station. Comments (2)
Long Island City

LIC’s Andrews Grove finally gets face-lift

Several months after the devastation and havoc unleashed by Hurricane Sandy tore up parts of the borough, repair efforts are finally under way to fully restore Andrews Grove in Long Island City. Comment

Man gunned down in Corona: NYPD

Police were still searching for a suspect involved in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in a residential section of Corona early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comment
East Elmhurst

Father apprehended after allegedly running off with child from E. Elm: Police

East Elmhurst – A 28-year-old father was in the custody of the Memphis Police Department the day after he allegedly took off with his four-year-old daughter from an East Elmhurst coffee shop, police said. Comment

Change voting system to make it easier

Democracy is priceless, but elections are expensive. New York City can save $20 million by moving from our two-round runoff system for citywide races to Instant Runoff Voting. Comments (1)

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Boro pols oppose obscure legal move on cop bills

Days before the City Council was set to weigh in on a pair of controversial bills that would bring new oversight to the NYPD this week, a group of Queens lawmakers opposed the use of a rare legislative procedure that brought the items to the floor. Comment

Uncle George’s Greek Tavern closes its doors: City Marshal’s Office

Uncle George’s Greek Tavern, a beloved Astoria restaurant that specialized in rustic Mediterranean cooking, has closed its doors, according to a spokeswoman for the city Marshal’s Office. Comment

Manhattan man gets 25 to life in Queensbridge basketball star slay: DA

QUEENSBRIDGE - A 23-year-old Manhattan man was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in the murder of high school basketball standout Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Four Queens lawmakers oppose forcing vote on NYPD bills

A group of Queens lawmakers formed the bulk of the opposition against a rare legislative procedure in the City Council that will bring two NYPD oversight bills to a full vote this week. Comments (2)

Man gunned down in Corona: NYPD

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in a residential section of Corona early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

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