Astoria Times

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


When great food minds unite in Astoria

When it comes to pairing Mexican food and American barbecue, the owners of Astoria’s MexiBBQ say there is more to the combination than Tex-Mex. Comment

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jackson Heights

Queens’ tastemaster leads Fiesta Crawl

Tasting tours, and other culinary events are more of a calling than a business proposition to Jeff Orlick. Comment

Elmhurst father, 27, charged with shaking baby daughter

A 2-month-old baby has been on life support since her father allegedly shook her twice within the span of a month, causing severe injuries throughout her body, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Tip of the week

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jackson Heights

Student’s design earns top prize at School for the Deaf

A student from Jackson Heights’ Lexington School for the Deaf got to place calls to Borough President Helen Marshall and deaf actor Russell Harvard last week as a reward for designing the institution’s new videophone booth. Comment

MTA completes Sunnyside tunnel 7 weeks early

A tunnel beneath the Sunnyside Rail Yard in Queens, which is part of the East Side Access project, has been completed seven weeks ahead of schedule. Comment

Two wanted in shooting of victim, 35: Police

QUEENSBRIDGE — The NYPD was looking for help in finding and identifying several individuals wanted in connection to an assault within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jackson Heights

Judge says he is recuperating after attack by NYPD officer

A Queens Supreme Court judge is recuperating after he said a NYPD officer attacked him and other bystanders watching an arrest last week in Jackson Heights, sparking multiple investigations into the incident. Comment
Long Island City

Fusing food, flare and comfort

Good food brings people together, and knowing how to cook well is a true talent. Comment

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jackson Heights

Queens pride celebrates 20 years

The sidewalks along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights were jammed with a crowd of more than 40,000 spectators Sunday as a colorful, booming celebration of gay pride emanated from the parade floats passing by. Comment
Long Island City

Pathmark closing irks area shoppers

Shoppers were surprised and disappointed after learning that the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has announced plans to close its Long Island City-Astoria location at the end of August. Comments (13)

Lipo lady gets fat sentence

A Corona woman pleaded guilty to assault and unlawfully practicing medicine last week for performing a liposuction and fat re-injection on a client that nearly killed her, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Police seek man in attempted kidnapping

CORONA — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a man suspected of an attempted kidnapping within the 115th Precinct, police said. Comment

Police investigate Queensbridge stabbing

East Elmhurst

Motorcyclist killed after getting rear-ended: Cops

EAST ELMHURST — A motorcyclist killed on Astoria Boulevard was identified by police Tuesday as 27-year-old Dean Mackey, of the Steinway section of Astoria. Comments (2)

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


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