Astoria Times

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012


Woodside Child Center gets new Elmhurst spot

The Child Center of New York, a well-known Woodside nonprofit that helps at-risk children and young people across the city, opened a new Elmhurst branch earlier this month in the name of one of its most dedicated members. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012


Serial Queens bank robber sought by police

ASTORIA — The city Police Department was looking for help in identifying one suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery pattern across the borough, police said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012


Crowds flock to Queens Center for sneakers

ELMHURST - Police were called to Queens Center Sunday afternoon to assist with crowd control at the mall, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

Jackson Heights

Jax Heights gets graffiti fix

For three years now, Sunnyside and its surrounding neighborhoods have benefited from an anti-graffiti removal program, and City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) announced last Thursday he is bringing the same one to Jackson Heights. Comment

Beep candidates wary of soccer site

The field of candidates hoping to fill the shoes of Borough President Helen Marshall have varying opinions on whether or not Major League Soccer should build a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Boro artisans sell pieces for profit and to donate

It’s a bittersweet holiday season here in Queens. Comment

Peace on Earth

Two events in the final weeks of 2012 have dampened the holiday season and will make this a year we will never forget. First was Hurricane Sandy, a storm that hit our shores and destroyed communities. The second was the Newtown, Conn., shooting that has shaken a nation. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012


Sunnyside weeps for Sandy Hook

More than 200 residents, many of them young children, gathered in Sunnyside Gardens Park Tuesday evening, holding candles and singing songs for two victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre Comment
Long Island City

Koch Bridge driver faces homicide trial

Court proceedings have begun for the first driver in a series of eerily similar accidents that took place off the southbound exit ramp of the Edward I. Koch-Queensborough Bridge in 2011. Comment

Poletti Plant to be destroyed in 2013

About two years after its shuttering, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) announced Monday the Poletti Power Plant will be dismantled in 2013. Comment
Dutch Kills

Dutch Kills’ activists elect new leadership

The Dutch Kills Civic Association, a decades-old citizen’s group dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Astoria/Long Island City community, will be losing its two main leaders at the end of the year. Comment
Long Island City

LIC’s battered ‘Shady Park’ returns for holiday season

While sections of Andrews Grove in Long Island City remain closed to the public, residents celebrated the reopening of the playground Friday with a Christmas tree and a rededication to making “Shady Park” shady again. Comment


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