Astoria Times

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Long Island City

Hack loses license after Qns. fare brawl: Post

MANHATTAN — A judge has stripped a taxi driver of his license for physically tossing a man out of his cab for after the would-be passenger requested a ride to Long Island City from Manhattan, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens-Midtown Tunnel’s 37th Street entrance reopened

Queens-Midtown Tunnel’s 37th Street entrance reopened Comment.

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Astoria

Astoria plant ruling could raise city rates

The state is demanding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission turn back a recent decision regarding how market rates for one of Astoria’s power plants are calculated on the grounds that the ruling could increase electricity bills across the state by up to $500 million. Comment.
Editorial

Target Gun Trafficking

While the city continues to debate the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk campaign, it is becoming clear that leaders must develop more effective and less offensive ways of getting guns off the street. Comments (13).

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Long Island City

New Council lines in works

The nonpartisan commission charged with drawing new City Council districts has isolated itself from criticism by not completing a comprehensive first draft, critics of the process contended at the final public hearing in Queens last week. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Cops seek man wanted in sexual assault of girl in Elmhurst

ELMHURST — After a man allegedly sexually assaulted a young girl in Elmhurst earlier this month, police have released a sketch in the hopes the public can help catch him. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Long Island City

Serial iThief working LIC and Astoria: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — A serial iPhone thief has been snatching the sought-after devices out of the hands of unsuspecting customers and pedestrians and then fleeing the scene, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Long Island City

De Blasio slams fines for small biz at talk

City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio characterized Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration as bilking small businesses through fines in a talk at LaGuardia Community College last Thursday with members of the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

East Elmhurst

New express buses proposed for LaGuardia riders

City and state transportation officials said they are proposing three new bus lines — including an express-like version of the M60 — to improve public transportation to LaGuardia Airport. Comments (2).
Astoria

Islamic group rebukes judge’s ruling

An Astoria cab driver and members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations gathered at a neighborhood mosque Monday to denounce a Connecticut prosecutor for dropping charges against a former Morgan Stanley banker who was accused of stabbing the driver. Comments (2).
Corona

Corona honors man shot on GCP

More than 150 mourners, many of whom wore National Guardsmen uniforms, filled the seats and lined the walls at the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona Friday to say goodbye to Noel Polanco, a 22-year-old man who was shot by a police detective during a traffic stop even though he was unarmed. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Long Island City

Cornell shows new drawings for tech campus

Cornell released plans for the first phase of its applied sciences graduate school on Roosevelt Island Monday, with a rendering of the first academic building to be built out on the new campus in 2017. Comment.

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