Astoria Times

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Long Island City

New boro coalition holds second tech meetup in LIC

The nonprofit Coalition for Queens once sought to bring an applied sciences campus to the borough. Now it is teaching people about the technology already here. Comment

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012


Gillibrand must oppose LGA waste transfer station

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is taking notice of a serious problem in the New York City area. The threat of bird strikes against airplanes is real and growing because bird populations around our airports are on the rise. Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012


Suspect burglarized three boro biz: Police

ASTORIA — The NYPD wants to find the man who burglarized three businesses in Astoria this month. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012


Library foundation finished

The journey to reopen the Elmhurst Library reached a major milestone last week as construction was completed on the foundation for the library’s new 30,000-square-foot building. Comment
Long Island City

LIC vet stabbed on train by 8 girls on train: Cops

MANHATTAN — A Vietnam veteran who lives in a Long Island City shelter was allegedly attacked by a gang of eight young women on a No. 6 train Sunday, the New York Post reported. Comment

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Jackson Heights

Dromm distributes $550K to nonprofits

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said sanitation and ensuring the success of burgeoning immigrant populations were his priorities when he doled out the $550,000 he received in discretionary funding this year. Comment

Two men assaulted with cane, box cutters: Cops

ASTORIA — Police were looking for two men who attacked two others with a metal cane and box cutters earlier this month. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Long Island City

Van Bramer weds partner after 13 years

He waited until he could be married in Queens. Comments (1)

Queens, Brooklyn settle rivalry in Astoria Park water battle

They came to battle and exchange good-natured hipster jokes. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012


Ferreras introduces sick-day plan to protect workers

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst), low-wage workers and small business owners rallied in Elmhurst Tuesday for a proposal that would protect employees’ jobs if they need to take sick days. Comment
Long Island City

LIC’s Laughing Devil raises $1K for Aurora victim

A Long Island City comedy club raised $1,000 Tuesday for Caleb Medley, an aspiring comedian who was shot defending his pregnant wife in the devastating Century 16 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., earlier this month that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Comment
Long Island City

Two sides weigh in on soda ban plan

Controversy over a proposal to limit the size of sugary drinks in many New York City food service establishments played out at a public hearing last week, with opponents blasting the so-called soda ban as government overreach but supporters saying it was an important measure to bring down obesity rates. Comment
Dutch Kills

Antique jade cup worth $20K stolen from LIC auction house

An 18th-century Chinese jade cup said to be worth $20,000 was snatched from a Long Island City auction house last week, police said. Comment

Monday, July 30, 2012


Three charged with fatal Corona stabbing

Police said three men, one only 17 years old, have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in front of an Ecuadorian restaurant in Corona early Sunday morning, police said. Comment


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