Astoria Times

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Family Market brings Tokyo taste to Astoria

In the heart of Astoria, amid scores of Greek eateries, stands one of the city’s first Japanese grocery stores: Family Market. Comment

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jackson Heights

Flushing Meadows race to help Boston victims

A Queens runner who completed the Boston Marathon decided to host a 5k race in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to raise money for families affected by the terrorist attacks last week. Comment

Monday, April 29, 2013


MoMI, Taft Institute plan teaching seminar

The Taft Institute for Government at Queens College is teaming up with The Museum of the Moving Image to present a seminar for teachers on the topics of immigration and the city’s upcoming elections. Comment

Housing employee charged with sex abuse: Cops

ASTORIA — A New York City Housing Authority employee was arrested and charged with sexual abuse, police said. Comment

Sunday, April 28, 2013


White roofs head to Astoria

A city-based nonprofit has set its sights on parts of Astoria and Long Island City to combat rising temperatures, armed with no more than buckets of white paint. Comments (1)
The Play’s the Thing

Astoria PAC’s new musical tackles issues of class and family

One of the pleasures of the spring season in Queens is another musical from the Astoria Performing Arts Center. With production values worthy of Broadway and performers of professional caliber, APAC continues to lead the pack. And at a bargain ticket of only $18, how can you resist it? Comment

Corona man found guilty of rape, attempted murder

A jury convicted a 22-year-old Corona man of raping and attempting to murder his teenage ex-girlfriend and mother of his young son in Queens Supreme Court last Friday, the district attorney said. Comment

‘A Mixed Blessing’

In a lecture at Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights, L.I., on the day after the Boston bombings, former President Bill Clinton noted that the 21st-century world of the Internet and social media is “a mixed blessing.” Comment

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hunters Point

Greenmarket to return to Hunters Point in LIC this summer

Residents of Hunters Point in Long Island City will once again be able to buy fresh and local produce from a farmers market slated to open this summer. Comment

Building wall collapse injures one in Astoria

A full stop work order and two ECB violations were issued against a three-story building in Astoria that partially collapsed during reconstruction work Monday, causing the injury of a construction worker, according to the city Department of Buildings and police. Comment

Friday, April 26, 2013


Community weighs Flushing Meadows’ future

Residents flocked to Flushing Meadows Corona Park Monday night to attend a community planning session for the greenspace and listen to a lawmaker’s vision of how it should be taken care of in the future. Comment

Elmhurst Hospital ranked one of safest hospitals for angioplasty

Elmhurst Hospital was named the safest hospital in the borough for angioplasty, a cardiac intervention procedure in which a catheter is used to clear blocked arteries in the heart, a state Department of Health report found. Comments (1)

Upstater accused of threats to Maloney admits he called

An Elmira, N.Y., man who claims he is running for a council office upstate was arrested and charged with harassing U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) over her support of proposed gun control legislation, police and the congresswoman said. Comment

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Police arrest suspects in Astoria Park brawl

Five youths who are suspected of engaging in a mob attack against two 14-year-old girls in Astoria Park — an assault that was caught on video — were arrested last week, police said. Comments (2)

Subway train strikes, kills Transit Authority worker

The MTA was investigating the death of a signal maintainer, who the agency said was working on the system when he was struck by a northbound E train entering the 46th Street station in Astoria early Wednesday morning. Comment

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


E train kills MTA worker in Astoria

An MTA worker died on the job early Wednesday morning when he was struck by an E train entering the 46th Street station in Astoria. Comment

Monday, April 22, 2013


Building facade in Astoria partially collapses, injuring worker

A construction worker was injured Monday when the façade of a three-story building in Astoria that formerly housed a flower shop on the ground level partially collapsed, police and a friend of the building’s owner said. Comment

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Police charge Elmira man with harassing Carolyn Maloney: NYPD and congresswoman

An Elmira man was arrested and charged with harassing U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) over her support of proposed gun control legislation, police and the congresswoman said. Comment


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