Astoria Times

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Astoria

Ex-Hooters owner opens Astoria sports bar

Bud’s Ale House, a new restaurant chain that recently opened in Astoria and Fresh Meadows, may have taken some of its inspiration from Hooters. After all, its owner, Buddy DeMarco, also owns several of the evocatively themed franchise locations in Long Island. Comments (4).

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Astoria

PS 70 in Astoria begins work on 500-seat wing with gym

For both City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and PS 70 Principal Donna Geller, the planned addition for the Astoria school is not only long-awaited but the fulfillment of personal promises. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Long Island City

LaGuardia College event hosts first CUNY greenmarket

Fruits and vegetables for sale straight from upstate farms have become common sights in many Queens neighborhoods, but last month marked the first time a greenmarket has come to a CUNY institution. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

East Elmhurst

Cops on the hunt for two men in robberies

EAST ELMHURST — The NYPD was looking for the public’s assistance in locating suspects wanted in connection with two robberies within the 106th and 110th precincts, police said. Comment.
Astoria

HinoMaru Ramen: Astoria’s new Japanese gem

Enthusiastic shouts of “Irasshaimase” by the young, attractive staff, welcomed us to HinoMaru Ramen, a newish Japanese noodle restaurant in Astoria. The greeting transported us back to our visit to the Land Of The Rising Sun a few years ago. In Japan, you will hear that greeting over and over, at high decibel levels, at almost every retail establishment you enter. You will probably also eat a lot of noodles, as ramen joints are both ubiquitous and affordable there. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Long Island City

G train back on track to Queens

The MTA Thursday restored subway service on the G line between Queens and Brooklyn. Comment.
Astoria

Maloney says false tweets harmful to storm recovery

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said Shashank Tripathi, the former campaign manager for her Republican opponent Christopher Wight, should be punished for the false tweets he made during Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Jackson Heights

Lawmakers launch drives

Western Queens elected officials say their offices have filled up with donations multiple times over from community members for south Queens neighborhoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy last week. Comment.
Queensbridge

QBridge officers face gunfire on night duty

A Rosedale man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and robbery after he allegedly fired at several officers on the grounds of Queensbridge Houses Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Astoria

Boro lawmakers keep Albany posts

Despite a contentious redistricting that Queens’ Democratic legislators found to be a transparent power grab by Republicans to control the state Senate, Queens Democratic senators ended up holding onto their districts by large margins in the 2012 elections. Comment.

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