Astoria Times

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jackson Heights

Men impersonate cops in Jax. Hts.: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were looking for information about the identity and whereabouts of two men who allegedly pretended to be NYPD detectives in Jackson Heights. Comment.
Corona

E. Elmhurst man drags wife from car: Brown

CORONA — An East Elmhurst man dragged his wife along the pavement with his car Feb. 18 after the two got into a verbal argument, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Astoria

Center lane of RFK Bridge’s Queens-to-Manhattan ramp to close for two weeks

The center lane of the Queens-to-Manhattan ramp on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed to traffic for about two weeks from Feb. 27 through March 12 while roadway repairs are done. Comment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jackson Heights

Mohammad’s birthday should be holiday: Imam

A Jackson Heights imam has started a campaign to make April 26, the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad, a national holiday. Comments (146).
East Elmhurst

Flordia man convicted after pack heat in luggage

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — A Florida man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon Feb. 21 after attempting to bring a semi-automatic handgun onto a flight leaving LaGuardia Airport, according to documents from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Astoria

Thymari: Not a typical Astoria Greek restaurant

Denizens of Astoria’s Greek restaurants have come to expect a certain repertoire. A selection of garlicky dips, salads with feta, grilled seafood, a lamb dish or two, maybe moussaka are all tasty if done well, but predictable. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Woodside

Law sets aside airwaves for use in emergencies

More than 10 years after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a Queens lawmaker and representatives from both the city’s Police and Fire departments praised the passage of a law they said would help first responders coordinate their efforts during emergencies like 9/11. Comment.
Elmhurst

Jax Hts BID touts new look

City Small Businesses Services Commissioner Robert Walsh said the 82nd Street Business Improvement District has a new name and a new sanitation contract as part of the ongoing campaign to turn the organization, and the business strip it serves, around. Comment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Long Island City

JetBlue wants to build 40-ft. sign on LIC location

Despite some push back from Community Board 2 at its last monthly meeting, the airline JetBlue said it is confident the city will pass a zoning amendment to allow it to install a 40-foot sign at its new headquarters in Long Island City’s Queens Plaza. Comment.
Long Island City

TSA agents walk many roads to college, some on four legs

Those who start as U.S. Transportation Security Administration officials only need high school diplomas, but at LaGuardia Community College Friday, 50 agency employees from Queens’ two airports completed the first step toward furthering their education and careers. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Sunnyside

St. Patrick’s parade hails green in boro

Activist Brendan Fay said Sunnyside and Woodside’s 13th St. Pat’s for All Parade will be bigger, better and greener than ever — in more ways than one. Comment.

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