Astoria Times

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Astoria

Ironworkers Local seeks recruits

The Ironworkers Local Union No. 40 and 361 will conduct a recruitment from March 22 through May 24 for 100 ironworker outside apprentices. Comments (2).

Monday, May 7, 2012

Astoria

Man gone missing in 114th Pct.: Cops

ASTORIA — Police said they were looking for a missing person within the 114th Precinct. Comment.
Long Island City

Tip of the week

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Astoria

Quinn updates Astoria co-op on ongoing city issues

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) visited the North Queensview Homes Co-Op in Astoria last week, taking the time to talk about the ongoing city budget process, the school system and a reported beef with Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). Comment.
Steinway

Astoria man arrested in stabbing at apartment above hookah cafe: Police

Police arrested an Astoria man in the stabbing death of 28-year-old man in an apartment above a Steinway Street hookah cafe Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jackson Heights

Jax Hts mart removes illegal sidewalk shed

In response to a community outcry and violations from the city Environmental Control Board, a Trade Fair supermarket on 75th Street in Jackson Heights removed its sidewalk enclosure Saturday, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Qns doesn’t queue for prophet b-day petition

A Jackson Heights imam has been continuing his quest to make the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday a national holiday, although a drive for petitions has so far only attracted five names. Comments (1).
Woodside

Woodside Café: An exotic slice of Nepali cuisine

Where but Queens would you see a restaurant touting “Italian ·American · Nepali · Indian Food”? On Broadway in Woodside, just such a sign caught my eye at the Woodside Café Bar and Restaurant. Our curiosity was piqued, only to find out that they’ve thrown in the towel on Italian food while pizza, promoted by a “2 slices and a can of soda for $3” sign in the window is also on its way out. And the word “bar” in the name is a cruel joke, as they don’t serve alcohol. What they do serve is the cuisine of the Newari, an Comment.
Long Island City

Newcomers surge for title

Newcomers could be one of the best boys’ volleyball teams in the city. But the Lions don’t even have bragging rights in their own building. Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Elmhurst

Crowley slams senior cuts

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) blasted a House Republican proposal to cut the Social Services Block Grant, saying the plan could mean senior centers in the city and across the country could be forced to close. Comment.
Corona

The magic of animation

Imagine and explore. Learn and wonder. All things are possible at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park as the highly interactive Animation exhibition, which opened in March, amazes visitors through Sept. 2. Comment.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dutch Kills

JetBlue lands skyline spot after city vote

Despite early concern from Community Board 2 members, the airline company JetBlue received unanimous approval from the City Council Monday to build a 40-foot backlit sign on top of its new headquarters in Long Island City. Comment.
Astoria

Three western Queens HSs axed

Western Queens officials were disheartened and angry after the city Panel for Educational Policy voted last week to close three high schools in the area. Comments (1).
Astoria

Kasza brothers get revenge over Bryant

Last year, Bryant defeated Academy of American Studies in the PSAL boys’ volleyball city championship match. Comment.
Sunnyside

Police looking to identify serial robber

SUNNYSIDE — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying a Hispanic male in his 20s wanted in connection with three armed robberies. Comment.
Astoria

Wheelie contest along Shore Blvd. Sunday

An Astoria bike store is holding a wheelie competition Sunday along Shore Boulevard. Comment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Corona

Red dresses fill Citi Field in hopes of scoring for heart health

A local committee to raise awareness of women’s heart disease gathered at Citi Field Monday morning in preparation for its fifth annual fund-raising dinner. Comments (1).

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