Astoria Times

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013


Sunnyside’s Bar 43 links business and charity

When Mickey McCreesh and his partner Nick Murphy opened Bar 43 in April 2008, they decided to make charity work a part of their business plan, so two years ago they joined with nine other restaurants and bars to form an association called Sunnyside Boulevard Bars. Comment

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Long Island City

Newest link in the M. Wells chain shines in LIC

They could have gone anywhere, after the adulation their previous ventures received, but Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis stayed loyal to Queens. Comment

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Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Schumer wants more funding for Federal Railroad Admin.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have proclaimed the Federal Railroad Administration so financially strapped that it can inspect only 1 percent of the nation’s railroads and urged that more money be allocated for the agency in the name of safety on the rails. Comments (1)

Hunt on for cop imposter who struck in boro [With Video]

ELMHURST — Police were looking for a man they say impersonated a cop in order to dupe dozens of people across the city, including two in Queens. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Try to do right by others during this holiday season

During what many people call the “Season of Light,” this time of holidays and holy days, I recall past seasons. I think many people do that as we come to a new year. Comments (2)

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013


Hip to Hip Theatre Co. adds film star to board

Queens-based Hip to Hip Theatre Co. recently announced the addition of Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe to its board of directors. Comment

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013


Child struck and killed by truck in Woodside: NYPD

A truck driven by an unlicensed driver struck and killed an 8-year-old boy who was walking to school with his sister in Woodside Friday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (5)

Elmhurst Hospital hosts safety summit

Vehicular accidents involving pedestrians and bicycle riders in the Jackson Heights-Elmhurst-Corona area are so common that Elmhurst Hospital convened a daylong summit last week. Comment
Long Island City

Pulaski traffic raises red flags for residents

The focus on unsafe traffic patterns on bridges emptying into Long Island City has shifted from the Queensboro to the Pulaski bridge. Comment
Jackson Heights

Key Food takes over site shuttered by Trade Fair

A new Key Food supermarket is scheduled to open in Jackson Heights as early as February, replacing the Trade Fair that closed down without notice last week. Comments (3)
Long Island City

JetBlue gives $50K to two boro schools

A pair of borough schools will receive $25,000 each to help turn out Queens’ future leaders in the aviation industry. Comment
Long Island City

Food Bazaar opens shop

A gigantic supermarket has opened on Northern Boulevard where Long Island City, Sunnyside and Astoria come together. Comment

Astoria plays host to Philippine typhoon fund-raiser

The founder of the Queens County Market decided to appeal to people’s taste buds to support typhoon relief in the Philippines Sunday. Comment
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man, 68, reported missing

EAST ELMHURST — Police from the 115th Precinct were seeking the public’s help in locating a missing person last seen Dec. 10. Comments (1)

Astoria’s Rockette steps into the season

In late-September as many people are trying to squeeze another drop out of a waning summer, Lori Barber is already dreaming of a white Christmas. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Long Island City

East River ferry to set sail to LIC for next five years

The Bloomberg administration announced a five-year contract extension for the East River ferry Friday. Comment
Long Island City

Queens economy on a roll

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli presented a new study that shows Queens has weathered the recession and is now a model of recovery that the rest of the state can learn from. Comments (1)

Reformers target Qns. Blvd.

Alternative transportation activists are revving up their campaign to make Queens Boulevard safer and more accessible for bikers, pedestrians and subway and bus riders. Comment
Jackson Heights

82nd St. Partnership shows pride in project

The 82nd Street partnership and several Jackson Heights business owners Tuesday celebrated the completion of a restoration project that upgraded several storefronts, but the event was marred by protesters who are fighting the BID’s plan to expand into Corona. Comments (4)

Suspect robbed check cashing store with lighter fluid and lighter: NYPD [With Video]

CORONA — Police from the 110th Precinct are asking for help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in a commercial robbery. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013


Red Cross assisting Astoria residents displaced by fire

Fire broke out in a two-story, multi-family house in Astoria Monday afternoon, displacing 18 people who lived there, including four children. Comment


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