Astoria Times

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Astoria

Making Middle Eastern magic

In the subculture of belly dancing, there are few stronger images than the flowing, glittery costumes, but many of these outfits can cost more than $600 and are made in Egypt and Turkey. Astoria dancer Angela Lambru’s first costume cost $800 and she was typically paid $30 for each dance performance. Comments (2).

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Astoria

Astoria residents condemn pharmacy merger

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) held a recent rally attended by about 30 people at an Astoria pharmacy to protest a proposed merger between two pharmacy benefit management companies, saying the plan would be a detriment to local businesses. Comment.
East Elmhurst

S. Ozone Pk. man missing after being robbed: Cops

EAST ELMHURST — Police were looking for a South Ozone Park man who went missing after being robbed in East Elmhurst. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

Astoria

‘Flatiron of Astoria’ gets new coat of paint

A historic building in Astoria that looks like a shrunken-down version of Manhattan’s Flatiron Building recently got a face-lift in time for the holidays. Comment.
Jackson Heights

New director picked to lead 82nd St. BID

The 82nd Street Business Improvement District named Seth Taylor, who previously worked at three different business improvement partnerships throughout the city, as its executive director two weeks ago. Comment.
Long Island City

Robber hit banks in LIC and Brooklyn: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were on the lookout for a man who is believed to have robbed two banks, one in Long Island City and one in Brooklyn. Comment.
Editorial

Welcome City Harvest

Every day tons of food are wasted in the city. Fortunately, there is an organization that wants to do something about that. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Jackson Heights

New city permit process gave Elmhurst restaurant early start

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited a new Elmhurst restaurant, Tacos Tulcingo, Tuesday to announce the success of the city’s New Business Acceleration Team, which has allowed restaurants to open 72 days earlier than before. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Long Island City

NE Qns activist lauds Roosevelt Isle campus

Flushing resident JuKay Hsu advocated throughout 2011 for Willets Point to become the site of an applied sciences school, but said Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s school to be built on Roosevelt Island presents a lot of great opportunities for Queens. Comment.
Astoria

Man accused of burglaries out on bail

A man who has been charged with two burglaries in Astoria is now free on a $50,000 bail, which has drawn criticism from City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). Comment.

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