Astoria Times

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013


Bookshop is Astoria’s newest indie seller

John Jacob Astor’s name has been purged from the library he founded, but a new book shop gives a shot in the arm to the literary scene in the neighborhood that bares his moniker. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013


New exhibit at Museum of the Moving Image focuses on film projectionists

Photographer Joseph O. Holmes has spent the last couple of years capturing the waning era of purveyors of a once robust industry: movie house projectionists and their work spaces. Comment.

Graffiti artist Banksy makes an art stop in Woodside

Although at its core the nature of Banksy’s work is temporary, he probably hoped his Queens piece would last more than a day before being vandalized. Comments (3).

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013


Late CB 4 manager honored

Council Member Daniel Dromm was joined by officials and community members in dedicating the corner of 102nd Street and Strong Avenue in Corona for the late Community Board 4 district manager, Richard Italiano. Comment.

Man charged with DWI after SUV hits and kills Corona toddler: NYPD

Police charged a South Ozone Park SUV man with drinking and driving after a Corona toddler crossing the street with his pregnant mother was struck and killed on Junction Boulevard Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

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Long Island City

Deli worker at knifepoint in LIC: Police [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY - Police were hunting for a man who allegedly robbed a deli worker at knifepoint in Long Island City, the NYPD said. Comment.

Boro Germans in 1914 hoped the kaiser would win

Over summer 1914, Europe plunged into its first continent-wide war since the days of Napoleon. In the United States, public opinion was divided over the war. German and Irish Americans were the country’s two largest ethnic groups. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Long Island City

Michelin dubs 20 borough restaurants trés bon

Michelin has just released a list of “Bib Gourmands” restaurants. Comment.
Long Island City

Artisanal Brands cheese first to sign on with Chelsea Market developer’s LIC spot

The developer behind Manhattan’s Chelsea Market is busy transforming an old Long Island City warehouse, and one premium cheese maker said he has already inked a deal to move in. Comment.
The Civic Scene

City should stop hurting small businesses with tickets

It seems that often our government and its agencies do the stupidest things, which eventually hurt the economy and the people they are supposed serve. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013


Report lists MTA priorities

The MTA’s Queens Boulevard subway line is the second-most congested in the city, and the agency plans to address borough straphangers’ blues by investing in a 21st-century switching system and considering other solutions such as enhanced bus service and upgrades to nearby Long Island Rail Road stations. Comments (1).

Avella rallies to help Astoria homeowners

The developer of an Astoria medical facility is planning to take several homeowners to court to access their properties and fix problems residents say occurred during construction of the 8-story structure. Comment.
Long Island City

The Cliffs at LIC rocks grand opening celebration

More than 2,000 people, who were mostly young, athletic and tattooed, attended the long-awaited grand opening of a huge rock climbing venue in Long Island City Saturday. Comment.

Sunnyside C-Town set for its opening day

A new supermarket is slated to open up in Sunnyside Friday morning. Comment.
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Term limits bring fresh energy into politics

It’s an interesting quirk in the political world that some elected offices are term-limited while the vast majority are not. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Long Island City

Council approves lux housing plan for 5Pointz

Long Island City’s 5Pointz came one step closer to a date with the wrecking ball Wednesday afternoon after an agreement was reached between the City Council and building developers David and Jerry Wolkoff. Comment.

Columbus Day Parade to march through Astoria streets

The Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade is set to kick off at noon Saturday at the Kaufman Studio, at 34-12 36th St. in Astoria. Now in its 36th straight year, it’s the oldest and biggest Columbus Day Parade in Queens, according to The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Executive Director Angie Markham. Comment.

Candle blamed in fatal fire: FDNY

An unattended candle was the cause of an early morning fire in Woodside Monday that took the life of a 57-year-old woman, police and fire officials said. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013


Woodside woman killed in early morning blaze: Officials

An early morning fire in Woodside claimed the life of 40-year-old woman Monday, a spokesman for the Police Department said. Fire officials said the blaze tore through a two-story home at 42-20 74th St. at 3:30 a.m. Comment.
Long Island City

Missing autistic teen last seen leaving LIC school [With Video]

The NYPD is asking for help finding an autistic teenager who was last seen at his Long Island City school Friday. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013


Queens Village man charged in Woodside strip club shooting death: NYPD

A 26-year-old man was arrested and charged in the shooting death of a South Jamaica resident near a Woodside strip club early Saturday, police said. Comments (96).

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013


NYPD investigating fatal Woodside shooting

Authorities called to a Woodside strip club early Saturday found a man in his 20s with multiple gunshot wounds, the NYPD said. Comment.

Police converge on Astoria street for report of stabbing: Neighbors

Astoria residents said police swarmed 29th Street Friday afternoon to respond to a report of a stabbing at a multi-family detached home between 34th and 35th avenues. Comment.

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