Astoria Times

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Long Island City

Tip of the week

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Long Island City

Much ado going on in Long Island City comedy

After closing out its last season with the blood and gore of “Macbeth,” the Queens Players have opted to lighten the mood with a slew of fairies and a scenery-chewing jackass in its fall opener, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Comment

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Long Island City

Long Island City plays host to a free yoga festival

Hundreds of Long Island City yoga enthusiasts took part in City Salutations, a free fitness/wellness festival at the MoMA Dome PS1 in Long Island City. EmblemHealth and Flavorpill teamed up to hold the event, which featured yoga instruction from Rima Rani Rabbath, an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher at the Jivamukti Yoga School NYC. Thomas Droge, founder of the Droge Clinic and specialist in acupuncture and herbal medicine, also instructed a class in the Chinese martial art known as tai chi. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013


Council passes co-op resolution in favor of FEMA storm funds

It took the City Council just under two weeks to unanimously agree that Queens co-ops and condos deserve federal storm recovery money, but the government in Washington has yet to jump onboard. Comments (1)

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Long Island City

Obituary: Reardon, 54, of Long Island City headed Coast Guard Auxiliary

Anthony Reardon, a Long Island City resident and a top city leader in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, has died at 54. Comment
East Elmhurst

Teen disappears from E. Elmhurst home

EAST ELMHURST — A teenage girl went missing from her East Elmhurst home last week, and police were hoping the public could help find her. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013


Astoria contractor sentenced after failing to pay crew: AG

An Astoria contractor was sentenced to jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution pay after admitting he failed to give legal wages to employees working on various construction projects at city schools, the state attorney general said. Comment
Long Island City

Queens Plaza unsafe for pedestrians: Pols

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) joined other elected officials and residents Friday to urge the city Department of Transportation to address the growing pedestrian safety issue in the Queens Plaza and Long Island City area. Comment

Cops hunt for missing Corona girl

CORONA — The Police Department was looking for help in finding teen girl who went missing within the 115th Precinct, cops said. Comment

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013


At Corona’s ‘Empire Drive-In’ your car is optional

Jeff Stark and Todd Chandler have fond memories of summer nights camped out in the family sedan’s backseat watching Luke Skywalker battle the Evil Empire and a giant white shark terrorize a Long Island beach community at the local drive-in theater. Comment

Man charged in 2009 Astoria cold-case murder

Family members of a 23-year-old Astoria college student who was raped and murdered in 2009 laid eyes on her accused killer for the first time last week in an arraignment hearing in Queens Criminal Court. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013


Family mourns Jax Hts teen killed in hit-run

A 19-year-old Jackson Heights resident killed in a hit-and-run crash dreamed of one day joining the law enforcement ranks, but now his family is hoping authorities find the driver of a dark-colored sedan who struck the teen and drove off. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Health Dept battling bed bugs at LIC HQ

Bed bugs have been spotted inside the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s gleaming headquarters in Long Island City, but the agency has been mum about the reported invasion. Comments (1)

Homeless man beaten to death in Sunnyside Park

SUNNYSIDE — Police have classified the death of a homeless 42-year-old a homicide after the man was beaten in Joe Sabba Park earlier last month, according to the NYPD. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013


Funeral planned for Jackson Hts. teen killed in hit-and-run

Loved ones of a Jackson Heights teen killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday evening plan to remember the 19-year-old Wednesday afternoon. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Jackson Heights

Suspected M18 member charged in Roosevelt Avenue slay: Queens DA

The man charged with shooting a 33-year-old in the head and neck on Roosevelt Avenue last week is a suspected gang member, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

Jackson Heights teen killed in hit-and-run: NYPD

Police were looking for the driver of a dark-colored sedan who allegedly struck and killed a 19-year-old Jackson Heights resident Saturday night before fleeing the scene of the accident, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

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