Astoria Times

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013


DGUSA makes boro debut to mark fourth anniversary

Pro wrestling promotion Dragon Gate USA said “konichiwa” to Queens Saturday night by holding its first card here, kicking off a weekend of shows in celebration of turning four. Comment

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013


Kaufman begins work on outdoor movie lot

Construction on the back lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios officially kicked off two weeks ago, making way for New York City’s first outdoor film set. Comment
Long Island City

LIC venue focuses in on non-traditional movies

Seven months after opening, Long Island City’s Chain Theatre is getting out of the live performance business — at least for a week and a half this month. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013


Police officer charged with menacing: NYPD

ELMHURST — An off-duty police officer was arrested last week and charged with threatening a southeast Queens woman, according to the NYPD and the New York Post. Comment

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Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Jackson Heights

‘Dream 9’ mom protests boro immigration event

Among two dozen protesters outside the Becoming America Congressional Delegation’s event in Jackson Heights Saturday was a mother who knows firsthand how the country’s immigration policy can affect a family. Comments (1)

Police searching for suspects in string of boro robberies

WOODSIDE — A brazen pair of stick-up artists have been hitting gas stations and convenience stores across the borough — and in at least one case escaping in a distinctive minivan, the NYPD said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Suspects sought in Jackson Heights home invasion

JACKSON HEIGHTS — An armed band of thieves broke into a Jackson Heights apartment last week and demanded cash from the two teenagers inside, police said. Comment

Cops search for missing Astoria boy

ASTORIA — The Police Department was looking for help finding a missing boy within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Jackson Heights

Boro lawmakers rename streets for gay activists

Western Queens leaders honored two late gay rights activists over the weekend with streets renamed in their honor. Comment
Jackson Heights

U.S. lawmakers visit Jackson Heights to research the immigrant experience

On a final stop in a weekend geared toward examining immigration in New York City, federal lawmakers gathered in Jackson Heights to hear the story of how one of their own ended up in this country and to listen to advocates and a young woman whose immigration status remains somewhat in limbo. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Hip to Hip Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare at parks across the borough

On a rainy Monday evening in April, Joey Lozada slipped into an L-shaped rehearsal room on the 12th floor of Manhattan’s Pearl Studios and frantically looked for shelter from the storm. Comment

Astoria senator splits support in race

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) gave his endorsement to one candidate for borough president, but forked over nearly $4,000 to another earlier in the year. Comment

Sunnysiders blast East Side Access noise

Residents of Sunnyside rallied last week in protest against what they said was deafening noise day and night from construction on the East Side Access project. Comment

Man goes missing from Elmhurst: NYPD

ELMHURST — Cops were asking for help in finding a man missing from the 110th Precinct, the Police Department said. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013


Beep field woos senior vote

Four candidates for borough president pledged to create more senior centers and advocate for better transportation at a forum in Sunnyside last week. Comment

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jackson Heights

Cops searching for suspect who grabbed woman: Police

Police were looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s butt at a Jackson Heights subway Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comment

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