Astoria Times

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012


‘Occupy’ movement rides rails to Astoria

The next time you ride an N, a Q or an R train, it might be Occupied. Comment
Jackson Heights

2 N.J. men steal $3,500 from boro store: Brown

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Two New Jersey men were arraigned Friday on grand larceny charges after they allegedly worked together to steal more than $3,500 from a Jackson Heights store owner, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

Astoria native Merman made her name singing on stage

Born Jan. 16, 1908, as Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, Astoria native Ethel Merman is perhaps best remembered for her mezzo-soprano voice in numerous Broadway musicals and Hollywood films. Her musical numbers include “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “There’s no Business Like Show Business.” Comments (1)

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012


Schumer, Gillibrand rethink Internet bills

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) are reconsidering two controversial pieces of legislation they co-sponsored aimed at thwarting online piracy after a number of the Web’s most prominent companies staged an online protest last week. Comment
Long Island City

Feds open new LIC office to serve more immigrants

Boro leaders joined federal immigration officials Friday to cut the ribbon on a new immigration office that opened recently in Long Island City. Comment

Woodsider threatened to kill woman, son: Cops

ASTORIA — A Woodside man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly burglarizing an ex-girlfriend’s apartment and threatening to kill her and her son, police said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Long Island City

Mayor visits LIC’s ‘Gossip Girl’ set for 100th episode

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Silvercup Studios in Long Island City Thursday to celebrate the TV and film industry for its contributions of money and jobs to the city, in particular the hit TV show “Gossip Girl,” which will air its 100th episode Monday. Comment
Long Island City

SLA rejects Gypsy Rose’s bid for liquor license

Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley said he expected the owners of Long Island City club Gypsy Rose would continue to fight for a liquor license even though the state Liquor Authority rejected their bid for a license last week. Comment
Jackson Heights

Inferno injures 2 people in Jackson Hts.: FDNY

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A two-alarm fire raged through a Jackson Heights apartment building Sunday that left two people with minor injuries, an FDNY spokesman said Tuesday. Comment

Spicing up the nightlife

Queens’ Latino community has no shortage of nightlife options. Clubs like La Boom and Extravaganza showcase the music, dance and food of Hispanic countries, and in heavily Latino neighborhoods like Elmhurst and Woodside, the lines to get in have grown around the block. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012


Corona remembers CB 4 leader

More than 140 people attended the funeral Monday of Richard Italiano, the district manager and late chairman of Community Board 4, who friends and officials described as a gentle man dedicated to his community. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts. stores on 74th St. blast pedestrian plaza

Merchants on 74th Street in Jackson Heights say the city’s creation of a pedestrian plaza in September by their shops has hurt business and may force them to close. Comments (9)
Long Island City

City building accidents down 18%: Mayor

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited an apartment complex under construction in Long Island City Monday to announce what he called a step in the right direction: an 18 percent drop in construction accidents citywide from 2010-11. Comment
Jackson Heights

Supporters of immigrant tuition assistance call for action

Immigrant advocates met in Jackson Heights to find out how they could convince elected officials to back a measure that would make immigrants eligible for state tuition funding sources regardless of their legal status. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights residents cry foul on Trade Fair

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and Jackson Heights residents are demanding that the Trade Fair, at 75th Street and 37th Avenue, take down its sidewalk enclosure and make changes to its practices, but the grocery chain denies it is doing anything illegal. Comment

An Act of War

Can someone tell the New Jersey governor that stealing Fresh Direct would be the economic equivalent of an act of war? Comment

Boro carjacker shot after attempted robbery: Cops

CORONA — A carjacking suspect is in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital after he was shot by police in Corona, police said. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012


Astoria teen named Intel finalist for psychiatric research

Danielle Goldman, an Astoria student who attends Bronx High School of Science, was named a finalist Wednesday in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search contest for her research studying anxiety and depression. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Bulldogs make their case

Arthur Santanna hears it all the time. Queens is soft. Queens A West is one of the weakest divisions in the city. Star Aaron Williams isn’t around anymore to bail out Long Island City, last year’s PSAL Class A runner-up. Comment


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