Astoria Times

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012


Officials, QEDC celebrate opening of Corona Plaza

Pedestrian plazas have been the subject of contentious debate in neighborhoods throughout the borough, but Corona has embraced its new public space near the 103rd Street subway station. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Sheet Metal Workers recruit apprentices

The Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union No. 137 will conduct a recruitment through Sept. 16, 2013, for 10 sheet metal worker — sign hanger and rigger — apprentices. Comment

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Jackson Heights

Moya helps immigrants to access gov’t resources

Confusion and fear often deter immigrants, regardless of whether they are here legally or undocumented, from receiving services from government agencies they have every right to and the state Assembly is making a push to change that. Comments (1)

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Jackson Heights

Dromm and merchants honor 9/11 victims in Jackson Heights

City Councilman Daniel Dromm, the Muslim merchants of the 37th Road Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights and Social Uplift Knowledge and Hope Initiatives NY held a candlelight vigil for those killed on 9/11. In a show of solidarity, businesses owners dimmed their lights and placed flowers along the plaza. Comment

BOE needs to provide ballots in Bengali

I am writing to express my concern that the Board of Elections will not have Bengali-language ballots available for the general election Nov 6. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012


Elmhurst cat killer on prowl

A yogi and a resident on 51st Avenue near 90th Street in Elmhurst suspect their neighbor is poisoning and killing cats they feed on the block. Comments (1)

CB 1 votes 25-7 against plaza on Newtown Avenue

While the visitors to Community Board 1 heard passionate arguments for and against a proposal to close part of Newtown Avenue near 30th Avenue and 33rd Street to create a plaza, the board voted overwhelmingly against the plan. Comment

Living, breathing Astoria decor

Everyone needs more green in their lives. Comment

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012


Strange relics abound in Astoria Park clean

You never know what you will find on the shores of Astoria Park. Comment

Pedestrians hurt after being hits by car: Police

ASTORIA — Two pedestrians were injured Friday after being caught in the middle of a driver slamming into parked cars in Astoria, police said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LIC soccer players, field need ample time for repair

Long Island City girls’ soccer practices at the school involve avoiding cones, but have nothing to do with the players dribbling through and around them. Comment

A fallen star remembered

The emotions rushed back to Kasim Alston as he lit a candle on the park court where his goddaughter and former girls’ hoops star Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy grew up playing before her death. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012


Packed meeting questions Flushing Meadows plans

Several multimillion- and multibillion-dollar projects are proposed for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but a coalition of Queens organizations contends the combined side effects on the community and the total loss of parkland have not adequately been taken into account. Comment
Long Island City

Mayor praises LaGuardia program dads

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at LaGuardia Community College last week to the graduating class of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, a five-month program aimed at teaching dads ages 18 to 24 good parenting and putting them on the track to getting a GED or enrolling in college. Comments (1)

McManus park 9/11 memorial still strong after 11 years

Organizers and visitors to the annual 9/11 memorial ceremony at McManus Memorial Park in Astoria Heights last week were heartened that the 150-strong crowd was still present 11 years after the tragedy. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012


Sexual attack sets off hunt in Woodside

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) handed out fliers at the entrance to the 61st Street-Woodside subway station last Thursday urging residents to help locate a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in the neighborhood. Comment

Elmhurst man, 29, dies in boro stabbing: Police

CORONA — A 29-year-old Elmhurst man was killed early Saturday morning in Corona, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Cops look for 7 suspects in shooting outside strip club (WITH VIDEO)

WOODSIDE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying seven men allegedly involved in a non-fatal shooting at a strip club Sept. 7. Comment

Cops on the lookout for indecent M train exposer

ELMHURST — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a public lewdness incident on the M train at Grand Avenue Sept. 14. Comment


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