Astoria Times

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013


Take 15-minute ride to LaGuardia Airport on Q70

The time spent en route to LaGuardia Airport from Woodside keeps shrinking, and the new Q70 Select Bus has just sliced off more minutes. Comments (1).

Cops arrest 19-year-old in fatal Corona hit-and-run

Police cuffed a 19-year-old from Elmhurst Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal accident the day before, the Police Department said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Jackson Heights

Cops say robber snatches necklace in Jax Hts.

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The Police Department was looking for help in finding a suspect wanted for a grand larceny within the 115th Precinct, cops said. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013


Former Gennaro legislative head dominates Astoria seat contest

The Queens Democratic Party rolled up a win in Astoria after its anointed candidate, Costa Constantinides, dominated the primary with more than 50 percent of the vote and will now face-off against three challengers in the November election. Comment.

Motorcyclist and female passenger killed in Astoria crash with SUV: Police

A 32-year-old motorcyclist and his unidentified female passenger were both killed when the bike they were riding on slammed into an SUV making a U-turn in Astoria Saturday afternoon, police said. Comment.

USTA plan clears last hurtle

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last Friday officially leasing about two-thirds of an acre of Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the United States Tennis Association to accommodate renovations at the US Open site. Comment.

Sunnyside corner named for victim of Sandy Hook

The older brother of 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler, who was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, helped honor Benjamin’s memory during a ceremony in Sunnyside Saturday. Comment.
Long Island City

Filmmakers take on bullies at LIC screening

When filmmakers Raymond Deane and Phill Hammond were finishing up their first movie “Travail,” the daily newspapers were loaded with stories providing the idea for their next project. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Noguchi Museum receives $1.6M for renovations

Borough President Helen Marshall announced Aug. 15 that the city Office of Management and Budget approved the $1.6 million renovation of the sculpture garden at the Noguchi Museum. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Students must be taught new standards before being tested

The new Common Core standards were tested in New York state, although teachers had not been given the curriculum and students had not been taught the material. Common Core is the latest in a series of philosophies designed to raise the knowledge of students and their ability to function in our modern hi-tech world and be prepared for college. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013


US Open H lot serves as night dance studio

The H parking lot came alive when the sun went down. Comments (1).

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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013


Cops lock down elementary school in Astoria manhunt

ASTORIA — Parents attending an orientation session at an Astoria elementary school were evacuated Wednesday morning and the school was locked down while police launched a manhunt complete with an NYPD helicopter, parents and cops said. Comments (14).

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


Museum of the Moving Image marks a quarter of a century in Astoria

Twenty-five years ago Tuesday, the Museum of the Moving Image flung opened its doors for the first time with an exhibit about media and the Vietnam War plus a screening of a classic movie musical. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013


Roosevelt motorcyclist killed in Corona crash

A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an unoccupied parked van in Corona Friday night, police said. Comments (1).

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