Astoria Times

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Astoria

Sweet flavors of Colombia come to Astoria

Following the path of their parents, an East Elmhurst and Yonkers family’s new eatery — Earth, Wind & Fire Cafe — brings a common sight in Jackson Heights to Astoria. Comment.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Astoria

DOT mulling plaza for Newtown Ave.

In an effort to make the roads near PS 17 safer for its young students, the city has proposed turning the intersection at 30th and Newtown avenues near 33rd Street in Astoria into a pedestrian plaza, but City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) disagrees. Comment.
Woodside

Van Bramer gets Doe Fund for Woodside

The “men in blue” have arrived in Woodside. Comment.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Long Island City

Officer arrested for drinking, driving: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY — An off-duty cop was arrested for hitting the bottle and then getting behind the wheel, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Astoria

Vallone’s funds cut by 15%

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) used the more than than $680,000 he was allotted in discretionary funding this year to assist a variety of charitable organizations in his district, but he said he thought he would have had more if not for an old feud over the renaming of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge. Comment.
Long Island City

FedEx set to leave Maspeth for LIC

Major online grocer Fresh Direct may be leaving Borden Avenue for the Bronx, but a representative for the Long Island City Partnership said courier company FedEx’s planned move nearby means the neighborhood’s industrial corridor is still active. Comment.
Long Island City

Kasza on top of city’s finest

It was the year of the Eagle in boys’ volleyball. Comment.
QueensLine

Queens resident experienced many vehicle accidents in 1924

The New York & Queens County Railroad Co., which operated trolleys in Queens, was in receivership and faced a shutdown of its operations. On June 4, 1924, a judge denied a motion by the receiver for the company to discontinue operations and rip up the tracks. Comment.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Astoria

Summer heat attracts scores at historic boro swim spot

Even though the scorching 100-degree heat that had characterized much of the past week had abated slightly, the Astoria Park Pool was full Friday afternoon. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst greenmarket opens for its third year

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) joined with officials from Elmhurst Hospital Center and the nonprofit GrowNYC Tuesday to celebrate the neighborhood Greenmarket’s opening day. Comment.
Astoria

Police looking for missing Astoria man

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a 27-year-old man who disappeared July 1. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

Famous runner at NYU first attended Newtown HS

As readers of this column know, I spent three happy and productive years as a student at Newtown High School. I had graduated from JHS 73 and the transition was not any easy one in the first semester, but I managed to do better and was a member of Arista by the time I graduated. Comment.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Long Island City

Fate of 5Pointz awaits approval from city board

Long Island developer Jerry Wolkoff said he is excited the wheels are turning on his plan to radically change 5Pointz, a former factory turned graffiti mecca, but the curator of the aerosol art was uncertain about both the project and his own future. Comment.
Corona

Mayor sets 20 mph zones for four areas in Queens

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced on a visit to Corona Tuesday that a 0.26-square-mile section of Corona would be one of 13 new Slow Zones being created throughout the city. Comments (2).

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