Astoria Times

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Long Island City

Techies share words of wisdom at Long Island City meetup

The geek shall inherit the earth. Comment

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

East Elmhurst

Bloomy touts plan to stop inmates from reoffending

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a trip to Rikers Island last week to announce a new program to help inmates stay out of jail once they are released. Comments (3)

Monday, March 4, 2013


Cops searching for missing Elmhurst senior

ELMHURST — Police were searching for a 71-year-old Asian woman who went missing from her home Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Comment
Long Island City

LIC woman pleads to manslaughter in fatal Queensbridge stabbing

LONG ISLAND CITY — A 20-year-old Long Island City woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a 29-year-old man outside the 21st Street-Queensbridge subway station on Christmas Eve in 2009, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Sunnyside raises funds for Newtown victim kin

While the Wheelers, a former Sunnyside family whose 6-year-old son Benjamin was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, were not able to attend a fund-raiser for them in the neighborhood where they once lived, hundreds showed up Saturday to donate and have fun. Comment

Langston Hughes Library now a ‘literary landmark’

The national Literary Landmarks Association has designated 10 New York locations for landmark status throughout its 27 years, but Saturday marked the first time in the state the association landmarked a library. Comment

Saturday, March 2, 2013


City reveals renderings of planned performing arts center

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and Community Board 1 unveiled the schematic designs last week for an outdoor performing arts space to be built where the diving pool once stood in Astoria Park. Comment

Missing teen mom and son last seen in Woodside

WOODSIDE — Police were seeking information about the whereabouts of a young mother and her 1-year-old son Feb. 21. The pair were reported missing Feb. 20. Comment

Friday, March 1, 2013


Casino survey tracks Vallone in lead as beep

A new poll from earlier this month shows City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) leading the pack for borough president, though its relevancy was questioned by the councilman’s competitors. Comments (1)

Elmhurst holds parade in late Lunar New Year

Organizers of the third annual Elmhurst Lunar New Year celebration took to the streets Saturday at a rescheduled event after Snowstorm Nemo froze their previous plans, but bad weather followed them nonetheless. Comment

Cop car kills man, 25, on foot in Queensbridge

An NYPD spokesman said Wednesday that the identity of a man struck and killed by a police car responding to an emergency had not been released because they had not yet been able to reach the man’s family in Japan. Comments (4)

Man tied up Elmhurst woman before robbing her on Valentine’s: NYPD

ELMHURST — A young man entered a 69-year-old woman’s Elmhurst apartment on Valentine’s Day, restrained her and stole from her, police said. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013


St. Patrick’s Day parade returns to the Rockaways this weekend

Green and shamrocks are taking over the borough this weekend, with revelers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day expected to gather for two major parades — one to take place in the storm-hit Rockaways. Comment

Queens’ best music acts tune up for annual battle of the boros

Queens will look to regain its title in the annual Battle of the Boroughs this week when seven area bands compete for the chance to take home the crown. Comment
Long Island City

Qns domestic violence forum mulls solutions

Domestic violence complaints have not declined over the last 10 years despite increased enforcement by the NYPD, even as major crime and incarceration rates fell. Comment
Jackson Heights

Queens DA says man shot friend while drinking in Jax Hts

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Jackson Heights man has been charged with shooting his friend during a night of drinking, but he told authorities that he allegedly hid the gun after his buddy accidentally shot himself, the Queens DA said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Garden School play space now officially a city park

After years of negotiation, fund-raising and a near-loss of the land forever, the city Parks Department said its acquisition of the private Garden School’s playground in Jackson Heights is complete. Comment

Man falls 3 stories at Queens Center mall

ELMHURST — A 35-year-old man was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical condition last week afternoon after falling multiple stories at the Queens Center mall, sources said. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013


Father gets 20 years for shaking baby daughter

An Elmhurst man is set to spend 20 years in prison for shaking his 2-month-old baby last year, giving her brain damage that has put her on life support since the incident, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment


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