Astoria Times

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013


Astorian makes name with design collection

Stitching her own business from the ground up has been as rewarding as it has been challenging for Astoria designer Amanda Henderson, whose personal brand of knitwear has been gaining notoriety throughout Queens and beyond. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Long Island City

Queens Screens the World

Forget formality: The Queens World Film Festival makes its own rules, and originality is what will put it on the map in upcoming years. Running from March 5-10, the festival will screen 104 films from local and international filmmakers alike. Cambodia, Brazil, Chile, Iran, Italy and France are just a few of the countries to bring projects to the table. Programming will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Jackson Heights Cinema in Elmhurst, The Secret Theatre in Long Island City and the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights. Comment

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Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013


Corona mom angry after cop who shot her son cleared

Corona resident Cecilia Reyes, whose 22-year-old son Noel Polanco was fatally shot by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop, said she was devastated after a Queens grand jury decided against formally charging the officer. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LaGuardia College holds anti-violence V-Day dance

Valentine’s Day is a day of romance, but a protest at LaGuardia Community College last week focused on helping the most vulnerable women love themselves. Comment
East Elmhurst

NFL player arrested at LaGuardia on gun charge

EAST ELMHURST — An NFL lineman was arrested at LaGuardia Airport Feb. on suspicion he carried a .40-caliber handgun in his carry-on bag Feb. 19, the New York Post reported. The man, Da’Quan Bowers, who is a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, allegedly admitted he did not have a permit to carry the weapon, which he bought legally in Florida, in New York, the paper reported. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Long Island City

Fake car parts sold to taxis from LIC spot: Feds

Two New Jersey men and a Pennsylvania man have been indicted in Manhattan federal court after they allegedly sold counterfeit car parts to locations in Long Island City and elsewhere, some of which service city taxis and limousines, authorities said. Comment

Are Food Carts Fair?

In the past year there has been an explosion in the number of food carts in Queens and the other outerboroughs. These carts are nothing new in Manhattan, but in Queens they are beginning to ruffle some feathers. Comment

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013


Man charged in murder inside Crown Motor Inn

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown weighed in on the arrest of a 23-year-old man accused of strangling Joseph Benzinger in an Elmhurst hotel room earlier this month, suggesting the Manhattan resident get the maximum sentence. Comment

Sunnysider fights sepsis fatalities after death of son, 12

Sunnysider Ciaran Staunton has raised the banner for numerous causes over the years, but his battle to eliminate sepsis, which his 12-year-old son Rory died of last year, has been the most difficult for him. Comments (1)

Simotas wants common ground on rape bills

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) is pushing a bill to expand the legal definition of rape as well as a compromise with a rival bill in the state Senate. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013


Police cruiser kills young Asian man in Queensbridge

An NYPD officer responding to a 911 call struck and killed a young Asian man walking in Queensbridge early Thursday, police and witnesses said. Comments (23)
Long Island City

Cops search for LIC church burglary suspect

LONG ISLAND CITY — The NYPD was asking the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of breaking into the Friendship Baptist Church, on 38-35 12 St., on Feb. 18. The police said the rear door of the church was broken and electronics were removed during the burglary. Comment

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