Astoria Times

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Long Island City

Astoria photographer turns destruction into works of art

Astoria resident Jean-Marie Guyaux, a commercially successful photographer who has a studio in Long Island City, has taken photos that have appeared in some of the most popular publications in the country as well in theatrical posters and advertisements. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Astoria trio take invention to Caribbean

The breakout stars of the LIC Flea’s inaugural season were front and center all along. Ice Riders NYC, three transplanted Southerners now living in Astoria, saw their business explode thanks to a unique invention and a prime spot at the flea market that closed for the season last Sunday. Comment
Long Island City

Tip of the week

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013


WFP helps mint three new boro lawmakers

The Working Families Party backed three out of four of the borough’s new City Council members, and incumbents who had previously run on the influential party’s line saw the percentage of their WFP votes grow in Tuesday’s election. Comments (1)

Adventures in dining at Astoria’s Loukoumi Taverna

I recently dined with the Gastronauts at Loukoumi Taverna in Astoria. The Gastronauts are a loose association of adventurous eaters who come together more or less monthly to share the pleasures of dining on food with an off-the-charts “ee-eew” factor, lubricated with plenty of wine and beer. Comment

Hospital inspector charged with assault: NYPD

WESTERN QUEENS — An off-duty city hospital inspector was arrested last week and charged with assault, police said. Comment

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013


Suspect snuck into Ditmars shop for smokes, lottery tickets: Police

ASTORIA — Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly snuck into the Coffee Pot Restaurant and stole cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets, the NYPD said. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Statistics could prove we are the Last Lucky Generation

One night, many years ago, a friend of ours said to me, “We are the last lucky generation.” Comments (3)

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013


Police looking out for two in Woodside burglary

WOODSIDE — Police were searching for suspects wanted in connection with an attempted burglary in Woodside. Comment

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Jackson Heights

Boro judge backs suit with videos on phone

A Queens judge now possesses what he thinks he needs in his lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown: two pieces of visual evidence. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013


Costa Constantinides wins Astoria Council seat

Costa Constantinides was a landslide winner for the 22nd City Council District seat, beating four contenders with more than 65.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. Comments (1)
Dutch Kills

High-rise developer purchases Dutch Kills Bar building

One of the luxury apartment builders hard at work remaking the Long Island City skyline recently inked a deal to buy the property that the trendy Dutch Kills Bar calls home, but the developer was staying tight-lipped as to what the acquisition will mean for the atmospheric cocktail spot. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LIC building becomes last site to receive tag from Banksy

The artists from 5Pointz were back in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday as hearings got under way into the stature of the artwork that covers the graffiti warehouse complex. Comment
Long Island City

De Blasio win may weigh on boro school co-locations

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s victory in Tuesday’s mayoral race may prove to be a reprieve for a handful of Queens schools facing co-locations next year. Comment

Pair found dead inside Sunnyside apartment

SUNNYSIDE — Just before noon Tuesday, the NYPD responded to reports of a foul odor inside an apartment on 46th Street in Sunnyside. Comment
Long Island City

LIC comedy club to screen B movies and cult comedies

The Laughing Devil is getting into the movie business. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013


Constantinides wins Vallone’s Council seat

Costa Constantinides captured the 22nd City Council District in Astoria, where he was born and raised. Considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, Constantinides is known as a community organizer and district leader with deep connections, having served on the staffs of several Council members, most recently as deputy chief of staff for James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comments (1)


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