Astoria Times

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


2 youths stole mountain bikes from lot: Police

ASTORIA — Police were on the lookout for two young men suspected of stealing mountain bicycles in a parking lot at 22nd Street and Astoria Boulevard. Comment

Bank card cloned and money taken: Police

ASTORIA — A suspect was being sought in connection with a grand larceny in the 114th Precinct. Comment

Monday, March 19, 2012


Doc Gooden signs autographs at opening of store

Dwight “Doc” Gooden, a former pitcher for both the New York Yankees and Mets, signed autographs and greeted fans during the opening of an AT&T store in Queens Center. Gooden made his debut with the Mets in 1984 and was signed by the Yankees in 1996 before he retired in 2001. Comment

Robber struck two stores in Corona: Police

CORONA — Police were seeking a man suspected in the robberies of two commercial properties in Corona. Comment

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Workers reminded of rights to safety

State Assemblymen Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) told immigrants at Make the Road New York’s Corona office last week that if they are working in a hazardous or discriminatory environment, they can get recourse regardless of their legal status. Comment

Astoria cabbie claims banker ballistic: Cops

A Morgan Stanley executive pleaded not guilty in Connecticut Superior Court Friday to attacking a New York City cab driver when the cabbie asked for his $204 fare for driving him from Manhattan to his home in Darien, Conn. Comment

Man tried to use stolen card in Marshall’s: Cops

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in finding a 30-year-old man, who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a store in Woodside. Comment
Long Island City

‘Uncanny’ space brings menagerie of arts themes

Vaudeville shows, craft nights and electronic music concerts. Not a bad lineup for what was a vacant wood-flooring showroom just a couple months ago. Comment

Friday, March 16, 2012

Hunters Point

Parents want PS 78 in LIC to stay open

Community District Education Council 30 held a meeting on the upcoming middle and high school to be built in Hunters Point, but many of the parents of younger children were more concerned about the future of PS 78, the school where the meeting was held. Comment

Big Six wants bus restored

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) held a rally last Thursday with Big Six Towers residents protesting the lack of bus service for children of the Woodside apartment complex to PS 229. Comment

Electronics swiped from Astoria apartment: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police are seeking information about a burglary of electronics from an Astoria apartment on Jan. 19. Comment

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Olympic champs’ names recalled

Where apartments and car-filled streets now stand in Sunnyside, there was once a grand stadium, Celtic Park, that produced some of the greatest Olympic champions. Comments (3)

War correspondent hailed from Astoria

OYSTER BAY, L.I. — More than 200 mourners filled St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church Monday for the funeral of war correspondent Marie Colvin, killed in Syria while covering the attacks by army troops on defenseless civilians. Comment
Long Island City

LaGuardia CC panel looks at immigrant entrepreneurs

While running a business can be challenging for immigrants, Reshma Saujani of the city public advocate’s office said last Thursday they are often not aware of the many resources available to them. Comment

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

East Elmhurst

Fuel spill causes traffic delays on BQE

A large oil spill on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway tied up traffic in the area of East Elmhurst for several hours Wednesday as emergency responders worked to clean the roadway and remove the remaining unspilled fuel from the truck. Comment


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