Astoria Times

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013


Steinway touts measures to prevent flooding at site

New flood mitigation equipment has cropped up in Long Island City in the form of bark, leaves and ditches along the Steinway & Sons property. Comment

Tip of the week

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Long Island City

Colors of Mexico focus of exhibit

Ask artist Rodolfo J. Caballero and he’ll tell you that maybe Mexico has a lot of color because it is a gift from the gods. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Long Island City

Judge sentences man to 20 years in LIC slay

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Queens man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for stabbing his brother’s 27-year-old male roommate to death in March 2010, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

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Cops seek suspect who grabbed iPhone on train: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS - Police from the 115th Precinct were looking for a suspect who allegedly swiped from an iPhone on a No. 7 train Nov. 22. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Suspect groped woman on subway: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS - Cops were trying to find a suspect who allegedly groped a woman the E train in Queens, police said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013


MTA reviewing measures to make its railroads safer

The MTA is in the process of improving safety facilities and carrying out emergency drills on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines in the aftermath of the derailment in the Bronx that left four dead, including a woman from Woodside, and more than 60 injured. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights house fetches near record price in recent sale

A single-family home in Jackson Heights has sold for nearly $1 million, a further sign that the real estate market there is robust, one area real estate agent said. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Suspect tried to get cash from LIC ATM with fake check: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY - Authorities were searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to deposit a fraudulent check at a Long Island City ATM and then take out money, police said. Comment

Suspect stole $5K from store: NYPD

ASTORIA - Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for help in finding a suspect wanted in the robbery of a shop on Steinway Street Nov. 24. Comment

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Long Island City

Hunters Point South housing project moves to Phase 2

Developer TF Cornerstone has been selected to build Phase 2 of the massive Hunters Points South housing project in Long Island City. Comment
Jackson Heights

Monserrate’s ex-lover surfaces just in time to move suit ahead

The ex-girlfriend of former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate created some drama in Brooklyn federal court this week. Comment
Long Island City

Secret Theatre tinkers with classic ’60s show

Although the Secret Theatre’s new production is titled “Oliver! The Musical,” it could rightfully be called “Nancy! A Star is Born.” Comment

A funny thing happened on the way to the temple

Jonathan Forgash had been attending the Astoria Center of Israel for much of his life. Comment
Long Island City

Brooklyn Cupcake shuts Long Island City location

Brooklyn Cupcake has closed its Long Island City location less than a year after it opened. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Long Island City

5Pointz’ Meres One moves across river

The longtime curator at 5Pointz has packed up his aerosol spray cans and taken his iconic “Bright Idea” light bulbs across the East River to Manhattan. Comment

Hundreds gather to pay respects to victim of Metro-North crash

Several hundred mourners turned out for the funeral Saturday of the Woodside nurse killed in the Metro-North Railroad train derailment who was remembered for her dedication to nursing. Comment
East Elmhurst

Rep. Crowley tackles airport noise

The Queens congressional delegation has turned up the heat on airline companies on the issue of airplane noise. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Pols criticize DOT after officer killed

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) held a joint press conference at the site of Tuesday’s early morning crash that killed off-duty Police Officer Elisa Toro, a 36-year-old mother of two teenage boys and a 10-year-veteran on the NYPD force. Comments (2)

5 Napkin Burger quietly closes Astoria store after three years

When Kaufman Astoria Studios began construction on its new outdoor soundstage in July, 5 Napkin Burger manager Jim Coughlin watched from across the street. Comments (6)

Missing boy’s family opens Astoria headquarters

Avonte Oquendo’s mother is refusing to give up the search for the 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared from his Long Island City school Oct. 4. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

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)

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013


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

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