Astoria Times

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Astoria

KrisTEES brings unique styles to Astoria

To make it as a clothing retailer in Astoria, Kristie Foster of the boutique KrisTEES said you need to compete with Manhattan. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Long Island City

Rarely seen world films shown at Moving Image

Often we’re aware of the multitude of foreign and independent films being made, but sometimes we have no idea where to view them. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Long Island City

Districting Commission gives boro third chance

The commission in charge of redrawing City Council districts for the next 10 years scheduled a public hearing in Queens for early January to discuss changes made to the 51 seats — a meeting that a little more than a month ago seemed nearly impossible. Comment.
Long Island City

Exploring money and hardship

With a fresh perspective on creating and presenting art, No Longer Empty’s new Long Island City exhibit offers an escape from the ordinary. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Sunnyside

Lawmakers want subway safeguards

Two Queens city councilmen have urged the MTA to install new safety devices in the subway system after a 46-year-old man was pushed onto the tracks in Sunnyside last week as a train approached and a woman was charged with his murder as a hate crime. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Dump truck kills boy, 11, in Jax Hts.

A Jackson Heights corner has become a makeshift shrine to an 11-year-old boy, who police said was run down by a dump truck. Comment.
Long Island City

No. 7 weekend work suspends trips to Manhattan till March

City Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Peter Koo (D-Flushing) slammed the MTA at a news conference in Long Island City for its decision to close the No. 7 subway line in Long Island City for the next 12 weekends. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Sunnyside

Woman charged with hate crime in fatal Sunnyside subway push

A Rego Park woman has been charged with murder as a hate crime after confessing to police she pushed a 46-year-old man in front of a train in Sunnyside because she has despised Hindus and Muslims since 9/11, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

East Elmhurst boy killed in Jax Hgts hit-and-run

An 11-year-old boy was run down by a dump truck in Jackson Heights early Friday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Long Island City

7 train suspended on weekends till late March

Starting Friday just before midnight and until the end of March, the MTA is suspending weekend subway service on the No. 7 line between Queens and Manhattan. Comment.
Sunnyside

Police seek female suspect in Sunnyside train push (with surveillance video)

In a sad echo of an incident involving an Elmhurst man in Manhattan earlier this month, an unidentified man was pushed to his death in front of the No. 7 train Thursday evening in Sunnyside by a woman, police said. Comments (1).

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