Astoria Times

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Jackson Heights

He’s got the whole world in his lens

Jackson Heights resident Sam Oppenheim’s passion for travel photography means he is one of a select group of people in the world who can say he has visited more than 30 countries on six continents. Comment

Sea lions find new home at Queens Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo recently welcomed two new male sea lions into its family. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Baseball players have lost their heroic luster over time

Once upon a time, baseball was known as the “national pastime” and its players were heroes. They were looked up to as paragons of what a person should be — talented, humble (for the most part) and one with the nation in which they played. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


Staff unhelpful at boro pols’ offices

I have reached my breaking point with the lack of help coming from our elected officials at state Sen. Jose Peralta’s (D-East Elmhurst) and City Councilman Daniel Dromm’s (D-Jackson Heights) offices and how they have the most incompetent workers our tax dollars pay for. Comment

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013


Primary Guide: City Council District 22

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 22, which represents Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights. Comment

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Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights plays host to South Asian street festival

The Play Street Pedestrian Plaza in Jackson Heights was treated to the Chatpati Mela street festival Saturday, a celebration of South Asian culture as well as the vibrant neighborhood it calls home. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Jackson Heights

Man pleads not guilty to weapons charges

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Jackson Heights man pleaded not guilty to several federal weapons charges after being accused of allegedly shooting at two cops while wearing a fake beard and glasses, the New York Post reported. Comment

Astoria teen goes missing: Police

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was reaching out to the public with hopes of finding a missing teen within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013


New express bus to run from Woodside to LaGuardia

The MTA Sunday will inaugurate a new super express bus to provide a faster route for travelers going to LaGuardia airport. Comment

Elmhurst man enjoys stint as seasoned US Open ballperson

US Open ballpeople can often forget they are regularly on national television after the completion of a sometime grueling day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Comments (2)

Van Bramer secures $2.6M to expand Sunnyside center

The City Council allocated $2.6 million in capital funding to Sunnyside Community Services so it can renovate its second floor and enhance senior services, administrators said. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Long Island City

LIC crash kills Florida man: NYPD

A Florida man died Wednesday while riding his motorcycle on 39th Street in Long Island City after he collided with another vehicle, the Police Department said. Comment

Sunnyside to honor Newtown victim

Although he only spent a small part of his much-too-short life in Queens, Benjamin Wheeler will soon become a permanent part of Sunnyside after a street is co-named to honor the 6-year-old Newtown, Conn. shooting victim. Comment

Woman killed in GCP crash identified as Woodside senior

EAST ELMHURST — A 71-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra died after her vehicle hit another sedan, crossed several lanes of traffic and slammed into a median on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday, police said. Comment

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