Astoria Times

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Long Island City

Transmitter set to be LIC’s 3rd microbrewery

In the century following Prohibition, Long Island City went without a single brewery, but now Transmitter Brewing LLC is poised to become the third to open in the last two years. Comment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


U.S. rep from California inspires South Asian youth in Elmhurst

A California congressman came to Elmhurst Saturday to meet with South Asian youths. Comments (2)
Long Island City

To thy own artistic self be true

Although Long Island City artist Kathy Ferguson has loved making art all her life, it wasn’t until her own children left for college that she was able to devote herself full time to her craft. Comments (1)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Long Island City

Planned Parenthood to open in Court Square

Planned Parenthood of New York City will begin construction on its first health center in Queens next month. Comments (2)

Sunday, March 30, 2014


N.J. man charged in Queens car sales scheme: DA

WOODSIDE — A New Jersey man formerly employed at a used car dealership in Woodside has been charged with defrauding two customers out of more than $10,000, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Crowley announces child care bill in Corona

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) came to Corona to announce legislation to increase access to quality and affordable child care for low-income families. Comments (2)

Woman robbed of purse by knife-wielding suspect: NYPD [With Video]

ASTORIA - Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in locating a knife-wielding suspect who allegedly snatched a woman’s purse, the NYPD said. Comment

Despite the Depression, boro public works boomed in ‘31

It was called the Great Depression, a time that undoubtedly was the worst financial crisis in our country’s history. Nearly a third of the workforce was unemployed. A decade wiped off the map, nearly a generation would pass before the country reached the same level of economic activity as the 1920s. Comments (1)

Don’t Stiff the MTA

We have a message for our governor: Andrew, remember your Queens roots and keep your hands off the MTA’s $40 million public transit funds that could make travel for city straphangers a whole lot easier. Comments (2)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Long Island City

Avonte’s teacher was told of teen’s tendency to run: Report

Avonte Oquendo’s teacher had heard warnings from his mother that the autistic teen was a runner before he disappeared, but failed to share this information with his school’s administrators, a new report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the city’s schools revealed. Comment

Search for compromise on PS 11 busing issue

The city Panel for Educational Policy decided to delay a final vote on the controversial plan by the city Department of Education to bus 250 children from PS 11 in Woodside to another school 3 miles away while a construction project gets under way. Comment

Astoria talks traffic safety

Judging by a show of hands, most of the crowd of more than 200 residents who attended a pedestrian safety town hall meeting in Astoria last week knew somebody who had been injured in a traffic collision. Comment
Jackson Heights

Dream Act loses in poll

Despite Democrats in Albany pushing for the Dream Act, a new poll found that a majority of New Yorkers do not share the legislators’ fantasy. Comments (3)
Long Island City

Theater of the absurd mixes with historical drama

In fiction the individual who points out society’s hypocrisy and questions the status quo rarely earns a happy ending. Comment
Long Island City

LIC Spring Stroll to close Vernon Boulevard in May

The people behind the Long Island City Partnership are not letting the MTA derail their plans for an ambitious, full-scale street festival in May. Comment

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Astoria Cultural Campus to be designated as Kaufman Arts District

The neighborhood surrounding the Kaufman Astoria Studios has been known as the Cultural Campus, home to seven institutions like The Museum of the Moving Image, The Queens Council on the Arts and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. On Friday, the 24-block area will be officially designated as the Kaufman Arts District, the first of its kind in Queens. Comment
Long Island City

5Pointz artists will have a gallery exhibit of original art

The artists from 5Pointz will explore the heartache brought on by the destruction of their world famous graffiti mecca just two blocks away from its ghostly shell. Comment

Raid on MTA funds will hike fares: Study

Transit advocates and elected officials have called for the state Legislature to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to divert $40 million designated for the cash-strapped MTA, contending it would otherwise bring more fare hikes and service cuts rather than a new era of transit riders. Comments (2)
Long Island City

LIC site for ex-prisoners stages grand reopening

The Fortune Society, an agency that helps former prisoners re-enter society, celebrated the grand reopening of its newly renovated and refurbished headquarters in Long Island City Tuesday. Comment

Monday, March 24, 2014

Long Island City

Three injured in Queensbridge South Houses shooting

Three people were injured in a shooting at Queensbridge South Houses in Long Island City early Sunday morning, police said. Comment

Pedestrian hit by cab in Astoria expected to survive: NYPD

A 27-year-old man who was struck by a livery cab early Sunday morning in Astoria is expected to survive, the NYPD said. Comment


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