Astoria Times

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jackson Heights

Man trafficked girls in Queens: DA

A Queens grand jury indicted a Yonkers man on sex trafficking charges last week after he allegedly prostituted three teenage girls in Jackson Heights and throughout the city, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Long Island City

Driver in critical condition after collision with pole in LIC: Authorities

A driver whose SUV collided with a light pole by the Queens Midtown Tunnel Tuesday afternoon was listed in critical condition later that night, police said. Comments (1).
Astoria

FOCUS ON QUEENS: City Council candidate Tony Meloni hosts a fund-raiser

City Council candidate Tony Meloni held a fund-raiser recently at Istria Sport Club. Comment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Long Island City

Radio personality Richard Christy on the edge of Queens

His nickname is “creepy.” He loves heavy metal, horror movies and Halloween. Oh, and his day job is to make disturbing prank phone calls to unsuspecting victims across the country. Comments (1).
Long Island City

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer honors LIC leaders

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer recently honored community leaders during Black History event at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in Long Island City. Comment.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Corona

FOCUS ON QUEENS: State Sen. Jose Peralta hosts Black History celebration

State Sen. Jose Peralta recently hosted a Black History Month celebration at the Langston Hughes library in Corona. Comment.
Long Island City

Van jumps curb near LaGuardia CC, killing teen

A teenage boy was killed Monday after the driver of a minivan lost control and hit five people on the sidewalk near LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, the NYPD said. Comments (7).

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jackson Heights

Jax Hgts tailor looted $1.7M in sales tax: AG

A Jackson Heights tailor famous for making and altering suits for sports stars pleaded guilty Tuesday to evading almost $2 million in taxes and could spend up to three years in jail, the state attorney general’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sunnyside

St. Pat’s for All celebrates 14th parade in Sunnyside

Green was not the only color on the streets of Sunnyside and Woodside Sunday as the whole spectrum of shades came out to celebrate the neighborhoods’ St. Pat’s for All parade, now in its 14th year. Comment.
Long Island City

LaGuardia hosts luncheon honoring talented women

LaGuardia Community College marked the start of Women’s History Month with a luncheon to honor outstanding women and their achievements in education and administration last week. Comment.
Corona

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Crowley hosts Black History celebration

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley recently honored several community and political leaders for their contributions during a Black History Month Celebration. The annual event celebrates the achievements of African Americans throughout our history and celebrate New York’s rich diversity, according to Crowley. Comment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Queensbridge

Family of man killed in LIC wants answers from NYPD

The parents of a young Japanese man struck and killed by a police cruiser en route to an emergency in Queensbridge are demanding city officials review the circumstances surrounding his death. Comment.
Hunters Point

LIC’s Hunters Pt South to get first housing units

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Long Island City Monday to break ground on the first two middle-income apartment buildings in Hunters Point South, a highly anticipated mixed-use development. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Council legislation aims to stop additional deportations

In step with a recent push in the borough to keep immigrant families intact, the City Council passed two bills last week that would keep undocumented people charged with minor crimes from being directed to federal customs and deported. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Curbs stop 39th St. wrong-way driving

Blissville resident Stephen Grande used forward thinking to thwart some backward drivers. Comment.
Astoria

Third Queens World Film Festival opens in Astoria

The Queens World Film Festival opened Tuesday night on an enthusiastic note as the event kicked off the third year of its existence. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Feds to reach out to boro borrowers in foreclosure deal

Queens residents who were in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 with any of the 13 mortgage servicers that inked an agreement with federal regulators last week are expected to be contacted by the end of March about receiving payments, which could range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $125,000. Comment.
Astoria

Public health programs may lose some outlays from Washington

Across-the-board spending cuts born out of sequestration could have an impact on the public health of Queens and the state at large, according to officials. Comment.
Long Island City

Diego Salazar gallery offers inspiring glimpse

Whether you are an art aficionado or just want insight into the creative process of professional artists, the Diego Salazar Art Gallery in Long Island City should be your hangout spot for the next two Saturdays. Comment.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Astoria

Astoria medical building destroyed homes: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said while an eight-story medical building under construction in Astoria has damaged multiple homes nearby, he would like to see the building completed rather than being left to deteriorate. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Noguchi Museum digs deep into stone carving artistry

Stone sculptures and the process of creating them will be the focus of the Noguchi Museum’s final Artist in Residence Weekend of the season this weekend. Comment.

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