Astoria Times

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Sign up for 9/11 health funds

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 affected all of us, but survivors and the brave first responders, many of whom risked everything to provide emergency aid, have suffered incomparable health problems and financial loss in the years following this tragedy. Comment.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Woman fatally stabbed in her Sunnyside home

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

NYPD looking for sedan driven by stabbing suspect in Woodside: Police

Police released surveillance video late Saturday of a vehicle believed to have been driven by a suspect in a fatal stabbing in Woodside hours earlier. Comment.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Woodside man charged with DWI and reckless driving after LIE chase: Nassau Police

NORTH HILLS, L.I. — A Woodside man was arrested last week after he allegedly drove 100 mph on the Long Island Expressway while intoxicated and ignored police who tried to pull him over, Nassau County police said. Comments (1).

Astoria man busted with cache of fireworks: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police arrested an Astoria man last week for illegally dealing fireworks and seized loads of boxes of assorted fireworks-making materials at his home, according to the police. Comment.

Little green men visited Queens in summer of 1952

The year 1952 will be remembered as the summer of UFOs on the East Coast. Since the 1947 sightings of unidentified flying objects over Roswell, N.M., Americans from various parts of the country had been reporting seeing strange phenomena in the night skies. Comment.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man missing since early July: Cops

EAST ELMHURST — Police were seeking the public’s help in locatinga 15-year-old boy who was missing from the 115th Precinct. Comment.

Hispanic group offers $5K for info in fatal stabbing of young father in Woodside

Two Hispanic men were stabbed - one fatally - in Woodside early Saturday morning, police said, and an outreach group is offering several thousands dollars as a reward for information about the killer. Comment.

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Friday, July 12, 2013


New evidence to be used in Astoria murder trial

A cellphone voicemail of an Astoria man and the ex-girlfriend he is accused of murdering will be used as evidence in his upcoming trial. Comment.

Astoria bikini bar denied liquor: SLA

The state Liquor Authority ruled against granting a liquor license to the operators of a proposed bikini bar in Astoria last week, a decision that was lauded by elected officials who oppose the establishment. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Bridge and tunnel art show

Where artists go, transformation follows. Comments (1).

Students design Sunnyside map

Three students at LaGuardia Community College helping to put Sunnyside on the map were honored by the college and community organizations last week as top finalists in the Sunnyside map project. Comment.
Jackson Heights

NYPD probes hate crime on F train in Jackson Hts.

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

Suspect sexually assault teenage boy twice in Jax Hgts: Police [With Video]

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD was searching for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy twice in Jackson Heights. Comments (1).

Suspect swipes SUV from Astoria driveway on America’s birthday: Cops [With Video]

ASTORIA — Cops released surveillance footage of a suspected car thief who allegedly pinched an SUV from an western Queens driveway on Independence Day, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Queensbridge blind man robbed twice in two weeks [With Video]

A blind man was the victim of two robberies in two weeks at the Queensbridge Houses by the same predator, police said. Comment.

Former Councilman Walter McCaffrey dies

Former City Councilman Walter McCaffrey, who represented Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City for nearly two decades, died Wednesday. He was in his mid-60s. Comment.

Teachers accuse Elmhurst principal of racism

The city Department of Education is investigating the principal of an Elmhurst high school who allegedly made racist remarks about two teachers who were later fired, a DOE spokesman said. Comment.
Long Island City

Man holds up LIC livery cabbie at gunpoint: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — The NYPD is trying to find a suspect who allegedly robbed a cab driver at gunpoint in Long Island City, police said.. Comment.

Monday, July 8, 2013

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.

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