Astoria Times

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Bronx resident convicted for ‘06 Woodside car rob

A Queens Supreme Court jury took less than an hour to find a Bronx man guilty of robbery for stealing a Lexus at gunpoint from a porter working at a Woodside car dealership in 2006, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jackson Heights

Missing man from Jax Hts., 75, wore sunglasses

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man reported missing Tuesday. Comment

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Flushing Town Hall eyes leftover city grant funds

Landmarked sites in Queens missed out on a large chunk of funding after a preservation contest did not go the borough’s way, but there is still more money to be had. Comment
Long Island City

Van Bramer gives honors to LIC Asians

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) presented proclamations to four dedicated residents of Long Island City and Astoria last week in recognition of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Comment

Woodside honors fallen soldiers with parade

The annual Woodside Memorial Day Parade started at St. Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church and processed throughout the neighborhood. Comment
Jackson Heights

Moya hosts small biz talk

State Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) told small business owners at a forum last Thursday that the state government has numerous programs for businesses, especially those that are women- and minority-owned, to get capital. Comment

Friday, June 1, 2012

Long Island City

LIC opens to the arts

A powerful form of kinetic energy must exist in Long Island City, where 500 artists commune and create. Back in the glory days of manufacturing, the largest nabe in Queens was home to many large businesses. Since 1970, its genesis as a vibrant artistic and cultural hub — saturated with galleries, studio spaces and art venues — came about as droves of artists escaped Manhattan’s high rents, in search of work studios in the area. Comment

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jackson Heights

Trucker charged with assaulting, stealing cell phone from Dromm

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said Thursday a truck driver assaulted him and stole his iPhone after the councilman took pictures of the man’s double-parked tractor trailer adjacent to the Trade Fair on 37th Avenue and 75th Street. Comment

Van Bramer and Dromm criticize city’s after-school cuts

Surrounded by children from their communities, government officials and community groups in Woodside and Jackson Heights held protests last week against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed cuts of 24,000 seats in after-school programs across the city. Comment

Bryant ends Lehman win streak in playoff opening

Rocco Rotondi’s preseason message was forget the past. He kept that motto after a subpar regular season. Comment

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Long Island City

Pathmark in LIC to close: A&P

A spokeswoman from The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. said Wednesday the Pathmark in Long Island City, a major supermarket in the neighborhood, is set to close at the end of August. Comments (7)

Hezbollah suspect charged in forgery

An Astoria man who had been convicted of selling counterfeit sneakers and who may have ties to Hezbollah is now in custody on forgery charges, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment


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