Astoria Times

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Astoria

Nonprofit’s grants to help Astoria kids

Zone 126, a nonprofit designed to better the educational opportunities of children living in Astoria Houses, gave 14 grants to individuals last week for small-scale programs that will allow young people to participate in fun trips, learning experiences and events. Comment.
Long Island City

LaGuardia passes review

Long Island City’s LaGuardia Community College celebrated a successful re-accreditation with Middle States recently. Using a set of distinct standards, the nonprofit review association named the borough institution exceptional for its innovative programs and tracking of how much students are learning. Comment.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Long Island City

New ferry to LIC, Brooklyn exceeds 1M passenger mark

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) said Monday the East River Ferry has been sailing smoothly, having recently passed the 1 million passenger mark in its travels through Long Island City, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

Police hunt for two men in attempted burglary

EAST ELMHURST — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying suspects wanted in connection with an attempted burglary within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Long Island City

Preservation of G subway stops strengthens outerborough link

Queens will permanently become a little more connected to its neighbor after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority found some extra cash in its budget to pump into the G train, according to the city public advocate. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Queens Theatre and Brooklyn Grange honored

The city Department of Small Business Services honored the Long Island City business Brooklyn Grange Farm and Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Queens Theatre at its annual awards ceremony last week. Comment.
Long Island City

Man wanted in burglary of boro sushi restaurant

LONG ISLAND CITY — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a man wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred at a Long Island City sushi restaurant, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Suspects took two bikes from basement: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for help in locating two suspects wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 114th Precinct last month, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

SummerStage brings R&B stars to boro parks

The City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2012 season of SummerStage, one of the city’s longest-running free performing arts festivals. Comment.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sunnyside

Man charged in Sunnyside hit-and-run

After crashing his car into a building, a Sunnyside man has been arrested in relation to a hit-and-run accident that left a bicyclist dead Wednesday evening, police said. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunnyside

Police charge man in Sunnyside hit-and-run

After crashing his car into a building, a Sunnyside man has been arrested in relation to a hit-and-run accident that left a bicyclist dead Wednesday evening, police said. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Van Bramer slams electric bikes

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) invited fellow Councilman Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan) to his district last Thursday to promote Garodnick’s bill, which would increase fines for those who violate traffic laws on electric bikes. Comments (5).
Astoria

Astoria man located: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD said late Tuesday that an Astoria man, who had been missing, was found. Comment.
Corona

Dancing with Dragons

From the Cirque Du Soleil-inspired human pyramids to frenetic unicyclists circling the stage while playing catch with wide-brimmed hats, the Golden Dragon Acrobats brought their own brand of hot, summer entertainment to Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Queens Theatre. Comment.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Astoria

Jury increases murder charge for Astoria man

Murder charges have been upgraded in the case of Jason Bohn, a 33-year-old Astoria resident who allegedly strangled and beat his girlfriend to death in their apartment last month, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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