Astoria Times

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

East Elmhurst

New shop hawks foodstuffs made in Empire State at LGA

A new store opened at LaGuardia Airport last week. Comment
New Voices

Queens Museum exhibit showcases provocative artwork

For the next month, the Queens Museum will host the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective’s yearly visual arts exhibition, titled “A Bomb, with Ribbon Around It.” The name refers to a critique of the works of Frida Kahlo, whose artistic style and complex identity flew in the face of her contemporaries. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013

Long Island City

Tech U. campus lease will be boon for boro

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and university officials inked a deal last week to formally hand over 12 acres on Roosevelt Island to CornellNYCTech, the engineering school expected to provide a boon to western Queens’ burgeoning tech scene. Comment
Long Island City

Borough actors consider themselves at home on stage

When Lenny Banovez was asked to direct the Secret Theatre’s recent production of “Oliver!” he said no thanks. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights teen last seen leaving home he went missing

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police from the 115th Precinct were asking the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old boy last seen leaving his residence on 92nd Street near 34th Avenue Dec. 9. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013


Dangerous Roads

Less than a week after transportation activists marched along Queens Boulevard to call for more safety features on the treacherous thoroughfare, a motorcyclist hit a pedestrian in Woodside and both died. Comment

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Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Long Island City

LIC boat houses bandy in court over ownership

In Long Island City, it is called the Battle of the Boathouses, a two-year-old court skirmish between the founder of the LIC Boathouse and the group that wrested control of it. Comments (2)
Long Island City

LIC group sows small biz

Urban Upbound, a Long Island City-based nonprofit development corporation, will receive a $100,000 grant from the city Department of Small Business Services. Comment

Jackson Heights native Rettig starred in TV’s ‘Lassie’

Best known as Jeff Miller, the star of the TV series “Lassie,” Queens native Tommy Rettig was a child actor who appeared in numerous films and television shows in the 1950s and ’60s. He performed alongside Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum and Ronald Reagan. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

East Elmhurst

Elmhurst man killed in Christmas morning hit-and-run

Police were looking for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 29-year-old crossing Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst early Christmas morning, the NYPD said. Comment

New bar caters to Astoria’s growing gay community

Astoria’s newest gay bar opened last weekend, drawing large crowds and at least one celebrity. Comment
Jackson Heights

Off-duty traffic agent arrested in 115th Precinct

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

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013


Truck kills Woodside school boy

A still shaken friend and neighbor witnessed the tragic death of 8-year-old Noshat Nahin, who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Woodside as he walked to school last week. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Mayor makes final speech in Queens on school gains

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made what will likely be his final speech in Queens before leaving office Dec. 31. Comment

Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in Queens Blvd. crash

Both a Yonkers motorcyclist and a 78-year-old woman, remembered fondly by her Woodside neighbors as a “nice lady,” were killed in a Queens Boulevard crash Saturday evening, police said. Comment

Cops hunt for suspect in Queensbridge murder

QUEENSBRIDGE — Authorities identified a 28-year-old man Saturday as a suspect in the Queensbridge murder of an Upper West Side resident earlier this year. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Motorcylist and pedestrian die in ‘Boulevard of Death’ accident: NYPD

Both a Yonkers motorcyclist and a 78-year-old woman were killed in a Queens Boulevard crash Saturday evening, police said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013


Corona man fatally stabbed on Roosevelt Avenue: Cops

A 25-year-old man was fatally stabbed in front of a Roosevelt Avenue restaurant in Corona early Saturday, the NYPD said, Comments (6)

Cops hunting for suspect in Queensbridge murder: NYPD

Authorities identified a 28-year-old man Saturday as a suspect in the Queensbridge murder of an Upper West Side resident earlier this year. Comments (25)
Jackson Heights

Suspect groped woman on 7 train: Police

Police were looking for a suspect who allegedly rubbed against a 21-year-old woman before grabbing her butt on the No. 7 train, the NYPD said. Comment

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