Astoria Times

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013


Woodsiders call on DOT to erect stop sign

Frustrated by what they call “inaction” by the city Department of Transportation, dozens of Woodside residents rallied outside the Big Six Towers to draw attention to a dangerous intersection at 47th Avenue and 60th Street. Comment

Election Guide: City Council District 22

Five candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 22 seat, which represents Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights. Comment

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Long Island City

Fortune cookie baker revamping LIC facility

Queens’ luckiest company is expanding. Comments (1)

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Astoria’s place to play dress up

When he attempts to explain what Astoria’s TDF Costume Collection does, Executive Director Stephen Cabral likes to tell the story of an outfit once worn by an opera legend. Comment

Cops search Corona for missing teenager

CORONA — The NYPD was on the lookout for a missing teen from the 110th Precinct, cops said. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Long Island City

Police charge Bronx man in LIC burglary: NYPD [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police arrested a man who was depicted in surveillance video allegedly smashing his way into a Long Island City warehouse with a fire extinguisher, cops said.Kenneth Chapman, of the Bronx, charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection to a break-in at a warehouse on 24th Street last week, police said. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013


Police looking for man who couldn’t steal purse in LIC: NYPD

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were looking for a bespectacled man they said tried to steal a woman’s purse. Comment

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013


Hopefuls clash in Astoria

Four of the five candidates for the 22nd Council District seat squared off in their last debate Monday, just a week before Election Day, but the event at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria failed to draw more than 20 constituents. Comment

Astoria artist creates works to share (literally) with the world

It’s impossible to put a dollar amount on any of Dave Smith’s paintings, mostly because the Astoria artist only gives his work away. Comments (1)

Sunnyside to hold its first Restaurant Week

The experimental art group No Longer Empty will return to Queens and be part of the first Sunnyside Restaurant Week beginning Monday. Comment

Strong voices speak out to halt new tech school inside LIC high

Hundreds of students and parents packed the auditorium of Long Island City High School last week to protest a plan proposed by the city Department of Education to co-locate a new career and technical education school inside the building next year. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013


Banksy bids farewell to city in Sunnyside

British street artist Banksy’s last day in New York City ended in Sunnyside with a couple of arrests and a plea to save 5Pointz. Comment
Long Island City

Artists get new demolition delay at 5Pointz

The 5Pointz artists in Long Island City are marking another small victory in the lawsuit against G & M Realty and the planned demolition of the graffiti mecca. Comments (2)

Corona student accuses retailer of racial profiling

The New York state attorney general announced a probe into Barneys and Macy’s about racial profiling at the two department stores after a black teen from Corona was arrested when he bought an expensive belt at one of their Manhattan emporiums. Comment
Long Island City

108th Precinct addresses child missing from LIC

When 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo walked out of PS 277 in Long Island City at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 4, he was heading in the direction of the East River and the non-verbal autistic youth has not been seen since. Comment

Officials hold Queens Museum ribbon cutting

The Queens Museum celebrated its $69 million expansion with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Queens Museum officially reopens to the public. Comment

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