Astoria Times

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Long Island City

AG nails JPMorgan and talks about role

Fresh off his record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke to a packed Little Theater at LaGuardia Community College Monday night. Comment.
Long Island City

Off-duty police officer dies in Queens Plaza car crash

An early morning crash at a notorious spot in Queens Plaza South claimed the life of an off-duty police officer early Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

Japanese noodles star of Astoria eatery’s menu

If you ever visit Japan, unless you’re part of the 1 percent, you will probably eat a lot of ramen. It may be the only thing you can afford to eat there. It’s Japan’s most beloved restaurant comfort food. In the last few years, a sort of ramen craze has taken hold in New York, and ramen places have popping up like hidden charges on a phone bill. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013


Muppets take Astoria with programs for the holidays

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria is shifting into full Muppet mode for the holiday season with a series of screenings and puppetry workshops for children. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Jackson Heights

Traffic agent charged with assault: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — An off-duty NYPD ticket agent was arrested earlier this week and charged with assault, police said. Comment.

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Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013


Astoria eatery owner extorted: U.S. attorney

An NYPD officer and two Albanian immigrants have been charged with what federal prosecutors said was an extortion racket that cost an Astoria restaurateur some $24,000. Comment.

Train derailment victim remembered at Woodside funeral

Relatives of a Woodside nurse killed in the Bronx Metro-North Railroad train derailment last weekend said the 35-year-old hoped to help her ill nephew through her work in the United States. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man killed while crossing street on Upper East Side: NYPD

A Jackson Heights man was struck and killed while crossing a busy Manhattan street last week, the NYPD said. Comment.

NYPD searching for suspect in string of bank robberies

BAYSIDE — The NYPD is asking for help identifying an individual wanted for a bank robbery at the Flushing Savings Bank branch, located at 188-08 Hollis Court Blvd. on Oct. 25. The suspect passed a demand note and fled with an undetermined amount of money, cops said Comment.

Trains in Trouble

Queens has the unhappy distinction of being home to one of the four Metro-North passengers killed in the commuter train derailment early Sunday near the Sputyen Duyvil station in the Bronx. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013


Boro’s stalled work sites show little change: Study

At an empty construction site along Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, plans to erect a five-story residential/commercial building have been stalled since 2009, one of 165 properties across the borough that have remained in limbo over the past five years. Comments (1).

N, Q trains to cut noise at Ditmars

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) liked what he heard and so will pupils at an elementary school and untold numbers of passers-by at a subway stop in Astoria, where subway trains have been creating a deafening din for years. Comment.

New commander for the 114th will meet community at party

The 114th Precinct is Astoria has a new commanding officer. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013


Train victim’s funeral set

The Queens nurse who was killed Sunday morning in the Metro-North Railroad train derailment in the Bronx will be laid to rest in Woodside Saturday. Comment.

Pet psychic to visit Ditmars shop

An Astoria boutique plans to celebrate the season by helping animal owners find out what their four-legged creatures are really thinking. Comment.
Long Island City

Some 319,000 residents of Queens battle hunger

More than 319,000 people in Queens live in households without enough food, although the borough trails the Bronx, which leads New York City in what a family advocacy agency calls “food insecurity.” Comments (2).

Movie biz gets big rush from new back lot

Film and television production in New York City got a powerful upgrade Tuesday when film executives joined political leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kaufman Astoria Studios’ new back lot. Comment.

Medical examiner to determine cause of York student’s death

A York College student who had been missing for more than a week was found dead inside a Corona home over the weekend, and authorities were working to determine how he died, officials said. Comments (1).

DOT unveils project for plazas around city at spot in Corona

Corona Plaza was the scene of the announcement last week launching the city’s new Neighborhood Plaza Partnership. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Police on lookout for missing Jackson Heights teen

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager reported missing in Jackson Heights. Comment.
Long Island City

Cops hunt for suspect in subway iPhone theft [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — Cops were looking for a suspect they say snatched an iPhone from a straphanger at the Queens Plaza subway station last week. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013


Queens derailment victim worked with severely ill children

At age 35, Kisook Ahn was the youngest of the four victims in Sunday’s Metro-North derailment in the Bronx that injured 63 others, the MTA Police Department said. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013


Queens resident killed in Metro-North derailment: Officials

A Queens woman was one of four people killed when a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in the Bronx Sunday morning, transit officials said. Comment.

Man found dead in Corona house: Police

The medical examiner was working to determine how a 27-year-old man died after his body was found inside a Corona home early Sunday, a spokesman for the NYPD said. Comments (5).

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