Astoria Times

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Astoria

Two charged in Astoria armed robbery

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct arrested two Manhattan residents and charged them in an armed robbery at Broadway and Steinway Street Sunday around 11 p.m, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Astoria

Hallets Cove Playground gets makeover

Volunteers pitched in to clean Hallets Cove Playground in the Astoria Houses Saturday morning during an event organized by Councilman Costa Constantinides. The NYPD’s Community Affairs Unit set up its rock climbing wall for participants to have some fun after beautifying the waterfront area. Comment.
Long Island City

Artist fired up over her works

Liberty Valance, who creates pottery and teaches others how to at Long Island City’s Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center, also enjoys painting nature scenes from the environs around her. Comments (1).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Astoria

Critics want more affordable housing at Astoria Cove

As opposition to the Astoria Cove mega-project mounted, the developers revealed that they have slightly increased the number of affordable housing units that will be available at the five-unit waterfront building complex. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Four new Queens Center stores as three others expand in mall

Shoppers at Queens Center will have more options this year as the retail powerhouse announced that four brand new stores will open while another three complete expansions. Comment.
Jackson Heights

115th Precinct on the hunt for a burglary suspect

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police from the 115th Precinct were still looking for an individual wanted for a burglary that took place June 7 at 10 p.m. at a house on 70th Street. Comments (2).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Long Island City

5Pointz demo set to begin in next few weeks

5Pointz will start to come down in August. Comment.
Elmhurst

Family of dead baby grieves at Elmhurst candlelight vigil

Relatives held a candlelight vigil Sunday for an 11-month-old boy, who police said was allegedly murdered by his mother at her Elmhurst apartment. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts district leader race grows heated on Facebook

This is not your mother’s Democratic district leader race. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Film festival returns to Jackson Heights

The couple behind the Queens World Film Festival will have special screenings in Jackson Heights over the next two Saturday evenings. Comment.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Queensbridge

Newest Mobile Market opens at Queensbridge

City Harvest launched its second Mobile Market in Queens recently and more than 500 families attended the Long Island City event, according to the senior director of program operations, Leslie Gordon. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Playground in LIC reborn for $1.27M

The renovation of Murray Playground in Long Island City is complete. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria’s Pop Bar serves appreciation for art

When Jeremy Osslund decided to open his own bar, what to name it came easily: Pop Bar. Comment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunnyside

Van Bramer helps residents to spend $1 million

On a sweltering summer evening, more than 100 people gathered at the Sunnyside Community Services Center because they wanted to control a piece of the New York City budget pie. Comment.
Long Island City

White House honors LIC man with a past

Stanley Richards likes to say he went from the big house to the White House. Comment.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jackson Heights

Arepa Lady moves from the street-cart to the storefront

“Arepa Lady” is as famous among her customers as Wonder Woman is among comic book fans. Comments (3).
Queensbridge

Queensbridge waterfront finally reopens to public

After years of being off limits, the Queensbridge Park seawall was finally restored and opened to the public. Comment.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Woodside

Bulova Corp. on the move

The Bulova Corp. plans to move part of its staff from its Woodside location to the 29th floor of the Empire State Building in 2015, a spokeswoman said. Comment.
Astoria

Teen girl reported missing in Astoria: NYPD

ASTORIA — Cops were searching for a 15-year-old Astoria girl who disappeared June 28, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
QueensLine

Queens’ first traffic lights became operational in ‘30

In 1930, Queens got its first traffic lights. They are switched on along the el structure on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, heralding a line of traffic signals that will extend to Flushing. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Long Island City

East River fireworks seen from some LIC perches

The annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks was back on the East River this year, but to see the spectacular, viewers needed to be creative. TimesLedger Newspapers’ intrepid photographer found a spot on the 42nd floor of a building in Long Island City. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Getting to LGA takes too long, costs too much: Airport group

If you are in a hurry to get to LaGuardia Airport, hailing a yellow cab might be your best bet. Comments (1).

Friday, July 11, 2014

Long Island City

Gantry set to host kayaking

Kayaking comes to Gantry State Park in Long Island City for the first time this week with free walk-up events Friday and Saturday. Comments (1).
Astoria

Police charge man in Astoria Houses shooting

Police said they caught up with an armed man fleeing from the scene of a double shooting at the Astoria Houses last Thursday afternoon after the car he was riding in slammed into another vehicle several blocks away. Comment.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Elmhurst

Meng urges young immigrants to join anti-deportation program

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) spoke about the urgency for undocumented immigrants in New York to enroll or reapply for the Deportation Protection Program this week. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Mother arrested in baby’s death: NYPD

ELMHURST — The mother of an 11-month-old boy, who was found dead in her Elmhurst apartment, was arrested Monday after she allegedly admitted to authorities that she suffocated the child, police said. Comments (9).

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Woodside

MTA asks Congress if it will intervene in an LIRR strike

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast Tuesday asked Congress whether it intends to intervene in the labor dispute involving the Long Island Rail Road and its workers, whose union has threatened to strike as early as July 20. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Mother arrested in Elmhurst baby’s death: NYPD

The mother of an 11-month-old boy, who was found dead in her Elmhurst apartment, was arrested Monday after she allegedly admitted to authorities that she suffocated the child, police said. Comments (4).

Monday, July 7, 2014

Elmhurst

Baby found dead in Elmhurst apartment: NYPD

An 11-month-old boy was found dead Sunday afternoon in the Elmhurst apartment where he lived with his mother, police said. Comment.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jackson Heights

Florida man charged with DWI in Jax. Hts. crash: NYPD

A Florida man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the early Saturday morning collision that killed a pedestrian crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Florida man charged with DWI in Jax. Hts. crash: NYPD

A Florida man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the early Saturday morning collision that killed a pedestrian crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Corona

Suspected drunk driver fatally strikes man with car in Corona: NYPD

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Astoria

Man charged in Astoria Houses shooting after getaway car crashes: NYPD

Police said they caught up with an armed man fleeing from the scene of a double shooting at the Astoria Houses in Thursday afternoon after the car he was riding in slammed into another vehicle several blocks away. Comments (1).

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