Astoria Times

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Long Island City

The World of the 7 Train

Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum will lead a series of six walks and connecting rides along north Queens. Comment.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Astoria

State gun legislation sparks heated debate at town hall

A town hall meeting at the Museum of the Moving Image grew heated last Thursday when community members lobbed pointed questions at two Queens state legislators over controversial gun legislation they voted to pass in January. Comment.
Elmhurst

City bus kills pedestrian near Elmhurst Hospital: NYPD

ELMHURST — A man was hit by a city bus and killed April 3 as he was crossing the street near Elmhurst Hospital, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Bunnies and baskets at the Bohemian Beer Garden

The Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria recently hosted an Easter egg hunt. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ditmars

Teen arrested in Ditmars brick attack on girl

An East Elmhurst teen was arrested and charged with attacking a 16-year-old girl with a brick in an alley in Astoria, police said Saturday. Comment.
Long Island City

East Side Access milestone reached at Grand Central

Sandhogs working on the East Side Access project have finished major blasting deep under Grand Central Terminal, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Tuesday. Comment.
Astoria

Schumer calls for expansion of the East River Ferry

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the Federal Highway Administration and the state DOT to fund an expansion of the East Side Ferry service. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens Writes! gets authors working throughout the borough

This weekend writers in Queens get a new way to share their work, and in some cases that platform is coming to them. The weekend of April 13-14 marks the inaugural Queens Writes! Weekend, which gives Queens writers a chance to gather, read each others’ work and compose their own. Comment.
Sunnyside

Suspect packs punch before bag swipe: NYPD

SUNNYSIDE — The police were looking for a suspect wanted for punching a 43-year-old and running off with his bag. Comment.
Elmhurst

Wall collapses on man near Queens Center: FDNY

ELMHURST — A 22-year-old man was crushed near the Queens Center Mall after a wall there had collapsed on him, fire officials said. Comment.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ditmars

Suspect sought in Astoria brick attack on girl

Police were searching for a man who attacked a 16-year-old girl with a brick in an alley in Astoria Tuesday night, leaving her with serious head injuries. Comment.
Astoria

Queens Council on Arts moves to new Astoria site

The Queens Council on the Arts has a new home in Astoria, where it will be strategically located near several other arts powerhouses in the borough. Comment.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Long Island City

Quinn lays out her vision for public transportation

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), Democratic front-runner for mayor, said Thursday no commuter should have to spend more than one hour getting to work and her administration would work to that end. Comment.
Astoria

Police find man’s body on Astoria street

ASTORIA — A man was found dead in front of 11-48 Welling Court, close to where he lived Wednesday, police said. Comment.

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