Astoria Times

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


New Asian fusion eatery proves popular in Astoria

A new Asian fusion restaurant in Astoria, which takes a fresh approach to bao, has already started to gain a loyal following in a matter of weeks. Comments (1)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Long Island City

New LIC restaurant blocked from having backyard tables

A new Vernon Boulevard pizzeria and charcuterie is opening in Long Island City in early June, but it won’t have the outdoor seating that the owner had planned on. Comments (2)

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Apartment in Astoria rents for record $5,000 a month

A three-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom apartment has set a new record for rentals in Astoria at $5,000 per month, according to an agent at Douglas Elliman, which had the exclusive listing. Comments (1)

Now you see it, now you don’t

Plenty of visitors to Queens World’s Fairs might have called the experience magical, but for at least one young man, magic summed up his entire trip to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in 1964. Comment

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Remember the Date

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France

Mexicans will observe the holiday of Cinco de Mayo Monday. This observance commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Comments (5)

Friday, May 2, 2014


Woodside F train derailment injures 19

A Manhattan-bound F train derailed under the streets of Woodside Friday morning, sending four riders to area hospitals with potentially serious injuries, including some with chest pain, a Fire Department official said at the scene. Another 15 straphangers suffered minor injuries. Comment

F train derails near Woodside’s 65th Street station

Shortly before 10:45 a.m. Friday, a Brooklyn-bound express F train derailed near the 65th Street subway station in Queens, an MTA spokeswoman said. Comment

Kaufman Astoria plans to build 10th sound stage

Kaufman Astoria Studios, one of the largest film production centers on the East Coast, is about to become even larger. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jax. Heights pedestrian plaza greets May with arts and music

A full month of entertainment, classes and services is planned for the Manuel de Dios Unanue Triangle on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, and it is designed for families and people of all ages. Comment

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jackson Heights

Powerstrip sparked flames in Bruson Building: FDNY

The FDNY reported that the massive five-alarm fire in Jackson Heights that destroyed so many offices and stores in the Bruson Building was sparked by an overloaded power strip. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Updated: No. 7 to run in some neighborhoods this weekend

The No. 7 subway line will be in service for customers in Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights this weekend after the MTA decided to postpone track work until the end of May. Comment
Long Island City

Weekend Q103 service to be offered in summer

The Q103 bus that connects Long Island City with Astoria will expand its service to include weekends this summer. Comments (1)

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