Astoria Times

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Model sues Astoria nightclub, claiming bouncers punched her

A Flushing model is suing a trendy Astoria nightclub and two of its bouncers after one of them allegedly struck her during a March 23 melee outside of Don Coqui at 28-18 31st St. in Astoria. Marilyn Reyes, 21, says her career is threatened after she needed five stitches to close what the police called a laceration over her right eye. Reyes’ attorney said they are asking for an unspecified amount in the civil suit filed in Queens Supreme Court but would settle out of court for $1 million. Comment

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Artwork of military veterans goes on display in Astoria

A family in the property management business, with several apartment buildings in Queens, has found a way to showcase the artwork of military veterans and decorate the lobbies of their apartment buildings at the same time. Comment

Monday, March 10, 2014

Long Island City

LaGuardia CC makes list of top 150 junior colleges

LaGuardia Community College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen College Excellence Program Tuesday, so the Long Island City school is eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jax. Hts. opera star took on many roles

With March being Women’s History Month, we take a look at some outstanding women in the arts, such as Risë Stevens, a long-time opera star. Comment

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Rising Star Arts to offer acting classes in Astoria

An Astoria-based program, known for bringing theater residencies to Queens schools and community organizations, will begin offering acting classes to the public this month. Comment
Jackson Heights

Man robbed of $200 at Jackson Heights ATM: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD was searching for a suspect in a robbery at a Jackson Heights bank branch, police said. Comment

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Buyer in wings to take over Steinway home

The historic Steinway Mansion, built in 1858, finally has a buyer after a tumultuous four years on the market. Comment

Front Toward Enemy replaces Canz-a-Citi as latest addition to Astoria’s ‘Restaurant Row’

There is a new addition to Astoria’s ever-growing restaurant row on 30th Avenue and one of the owners believes they will stand out from the others. Comment
Long Island City

Feds to send Roman sculpture found in LIC storage to Italy

After an ancient Roman sculpture was discovered in a Long Island City warehouse, federal investigators seized it Friday and are now planning on returning the piece to Italy. Comment
Long Island City

Suspect in subway assault on Hispanic man sought by cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — The NYPD released surveillance images of a suspect wanted in an assault last month on the No. 7 train, according to cops. Comment

Friday, March 7, 2014


Car wash workers win Elmhurst strike

A weeklong strike by workers at an Elmhurst car wash has come to an end with union organizers claiming victory. Comments (3)

Leaders in Corona launch drive to make new citizens

There are some 500,000 legal immigrants in the state who are eligible for naturalization, and on Sunday morning organizers gathered outside a church in Corona to kick off a campaign to help them become citizens. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Katz lauds booming LIC

Borough President Melinda Katz proclaimed that visitors to New York who don’t venture into Queens haven’t seen the real New York City last week in a speech to more than a hundred Long Island City movers and shakers. Comments (3)
Long Island City

Take a walk on the wild side with the Queens Players

The Queens Player’s production of “Richard III” begins even before the audience gets to their seats. Comment

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Long Island City

DOE scraps co-location scheduled for LIC High

Defenders of Long Island City High School are applauding a decision by the city Department of Education to shelve a controversial plan that would have reduced enrollment over the next four years to make room for a career and technical education school. Comment

Law school grad guilty of Astoria murder

ASTORIA — A University of Florida law school graduate has been convicted of first-degree murder of his former girlfriend inside their Astoria apartment, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Dromm says senator harassed him

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) claims he was harassed by a state senator over his support for same-sex marriage and needed top state officials to intervene to stop a flow of offensive e-mails. Comment

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito march in St. Pat’s for All

Mayor Bill de Blasio marched in Sunnyside’s St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday — one day after organizers of Boston’s celebration appeared to have eased their ban on LGBT groups, saying that while it was not easy to start an inclusive event 15 years ago, the idea has caught on. Comment

St. John’s Prep loses to Tigers in diocesan final

St. John’s Prep made an unexpected run to the diocesan championship game for the second-straight year because of crisp play, hot shooting and a commitment to defense. Comment

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Landmarked Steinway Mansion sold to unidentified buyer

The historic Steinway Mansion has a buyer. The landmarked Astoria home, built by the legendary piano-making Steinway family in 1858, has been on the market since 2010. Bob Singleton, the executive director of Friends of Steinway Mansion and the Greater Astoria Historical Society, said, “The mansion is under contract and there really is nothing else to say.” Comment

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