Astoria Times

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013


Costa releases plan to fight city crime

The presumed frontrunner for the 22nd City Council District seat promoted his public safety plans Tuesday morning, hoping to close the deal with Astoria voters. Comment

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Long Island City

Titan Theatre Co. shakes things up with show

Sometime during the later part of the 20th-century, theater troupes started to tweak Shakespearean productions by performing them in modern dress, or setting them during World War II or even switching genders of some of the characters. Comment

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Woodside teenager goes missing: Cops

WOODSIDE — The Police Department was reaching out for help in finding a teenager who disappeared within the 108th Precinct, cops said. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Long Island City

Iraqi vet uses music ten years after tour

A one-time U.S. Marine scout sniper will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his return from the Iraq War with a special concert at Long Island City’s Secret Theatre Sunday evening. Comment

‘Civic Virtue’ made its Queens debut in October 1941

In October 1941, with the war in the United States a little more than a month away, war clouds gathered as the Japanese “peace cabinet” stepped down and the United States ordered all ships in the Far East to make for friendly ports. Ships were leaving Japan with American nationals on board while Japanese nationals were preparing to leave America. The Japanese press whipped up hysteria over the Allied oil embargo. Comment

The Cliffs should provide a good workout

I would like to respond to your Oct. 11-17 article “The next generation in fitness arrives in Astoria/LIC,” about the Cliffs at LIC grand opening celebration Oct. 10. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Long Island City

Scare up fun in Queens on Halloween

With Halloween less than a week away, Queens has no shortage of frightful and not-so-scary events guaranteed to bring a shriek of fun.The Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. in Flushing, long a favorite of kids and adults alike, has a variety of Halloween-themed activities called “Boo at the Zoo” Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27. Comment

Corona boy, 12, subject of search

CORONA — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old boy missing from Corona. Comment

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013


Mount Sinai Hospital expansion to feature new operating suites

While half a dozen Queens hospitals have closed in the last decade, Mount Sinai Queens was preparing for expansion. Administrators and staff, community leaders and elected officials both past and present gathered Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating a $125 millon building project. Comment
Jackson Heights

New life for deadly corner

A Jackson Heights business leader is trying to calm a neighboring community following two homicides in broad daylight last month. Comment
East Elmhurst

McClancy beats St. Edmund to remain in first in division

Monsignor McClancy appears to have righted itself after a two-game losing streak. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013


Arcabascio leans on biz laurels for beep

After spending 34 years building IT systems for companies like Merrill Lynch and North Shore-LIJ Health Systems, Republican Tony Arcabascio said he has learned a thing or two about building a thing or two, and he wants to bring his hands-on, pragmatic approach to Borough Hall. Comments (7)
Long Island City

Judge urges artists to talk to owner on 5Pointz plan

When Judge Frederic Block issued a 10-day retraining order last Thursday, he told the lawyers for the 5Pointz owners and the artists suing them to talk to each other. Comment
No Holds Barred

A Modest Proposal

Just before the Civil War began, if I am correct, Horace Greeley, the founder and editor of The New York Tribune and an outspoken anti-slavery advocate, wrote something along these lines. Comment
Long Island City

Search continues for missing boro teen

Police have chased down more than 200 tips they received about the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, but as the massive search for the missing autistic Rego Park teenager proceeded through the third week, the authorities had no new information. Comments (4)

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