Astoria Times

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Mount Sinai honored for electronic records system

Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria was honored last week by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for its electronic medical records system. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Free Wi-Fi coming to Queens during MLB All Star Game

Queens residents will have access to free Wi-Fi during the Major League Baseball All-Star Week July 12-16. Comment.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Long Island City

Solar charging sites set for Queens mobile users

AT&T and city officials recently unveiled a solar power charging station pilot program that will allow residents to charge their mobile devices throughout the city, including several areas in Queens. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

NYPD investigates suspected hate crime on Queens F train

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for two suspects seen in a video of an alleged anti-gay harassment incident that unfolded on a train in Jackson Heights last week, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Filmmaker focuses on his Cannes’ debut

It’s said that it’s possible to create something positive from disparate circumstances. Comment.

Woodside boy, 14, goes missing: NYPD

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for help to find a boy who went missing within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment.

Stop-and-frisk helps keep city safe from crime

The recent attacks on stop-and-frisk, a constitutional tool employed by the city Police Department, are outrageous. This program, instituted in under Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has helped bring down major crime rates in the city to an all-time low, to the levels seen in the 1950s. Comment.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Police seek suspect who sexually abused girl in Corona shop: NYPD

CORONA — A suspect who sexually abused a 9-year-old girl inside a Corona grocery store was being sought by police, the NYPD said. Comment.

Uncle George’s Greek Tavern closes after $55G rent dispute

Uncle George’s Greek Tavern, a beloved Astoria restaurant that specialized in rustic Mediterranean cooking, has closed its doors following a rent dispute. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

Empire State Building has been a beacon for columnist

The Empire State Building has been part of my life, it seems, forever. When a large structure to go up some blocks west of it was approved not long ago, which will block the view of it from some angles, it brought back memories. Comment.

Elmhurst woman missing from home: Police

ELMHURST — The NYPD was seeking help from the public in finding a missing Elmhurst woman. Comment.

Promotion holds first card in boro

Family Wrestling Entertainment made its Queens debut June 21 in Corona, featuring two hardcore legends and a 30-man battle royal. Comment.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Gianaris and Simotas open new district offices in Astoria

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) have new district offices in Astoria, and they want residents to know about the move. Comment.

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Cops search for missing Corona man

CORONA — The Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Corona man. Comment.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

East Elmhurst

Marshall weighs rezoning

Borough President Helen Marshall heard a presentation on the Department of City Planning’s East Elmhurst rezoning proposal last week, a plan the department said will protect the neighborhood’s character and encourage mixed-use development. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Woman in hospital after being hit by car: FDNY

LONG ISLAND CITY — A pedestrian was taken to Elmhurst Hospital after she was struck by a vehicle near the Queensboro Bridge early Tuesday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Woman fatally stabbed in Sunnyside apt.: Police

A 35-year-old woman was brutally stabbed to death in her Sunnyside apartment Tuesday night, and police have taken her boyfriend into custody, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comment.

GCP crash snarls westbound traffic near Astoria

Westbound traffic came to a standstill on the Grand Central Parkway near Astoria Wednesday afternoon after a multiple car crash, the FDNY said. Comment.
Long Island City

Marshall reviews plans for 5Pointz

A special permit application for the 5Pointz redevelopment project has been tweaked to include additional community benefits for Long Island City residents, the site’s owners told Borough President Helen Marshall last week. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Kohlberg buys Steinway in $438M takeover deal

Steinway, the famed Long Island City piano maker, is being acquired by a private equity firm for nearly $438 million. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights resident found dead: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 56-year-old man was found dead Monday within the confines of the 115th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, July 1, 2013

No Holds Barred

It’s time to support our troops

Very early on in our disastrous intrusions in Afghanistan and Iraq, I began to do two things, both related to the effect of these wars on Queens. Comment.
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.

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