Astoria Times

Monday, May 20, 2013

Letters

City must stop practice of solitary confinement

It is time to end torture in New York City jails. I am referring to the rampant use of solitary confinement, which has brutalized incarcerated people, cost taxpayers millions of dollars and made our streets more dangerous. Comment.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Astoria

Seawall work begins at Queensbridge Pk.

Queensbridge Park’s seawall is getting a makeover that many residents and elected officials are saying is long overdue. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights artist named an ‘Illustrator of the Future’

After competing in an international contest, much like the “American Idol” of science fiction and fantasy illustration and writing, emerging Jackson Heights artist Luis Menacho found overnight fame when his striking, surreal illustrations were chosen as winners from thousands of entries. Comment.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Long Island City

LaGuardia unveils trove of City Council records online

Scores of legislative documents, photos and other records that recount the sometimes mundane but other times controversial history of the City Council are now available in an online database LaGuardia Community College unveiled last week. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst eyesore transformed into community garden

A vacant lot that has been an eyesore for Elmhurst residents for decades is getting a makeover as a community garden, thanks to a number of youngsters who belong to a nearby church group. Comments (2).
Long Island City

DA accuses Queens man of LIC carjacking spree

A Long Island City man who allegedly went on a carjacking and robbery spree in the borough last week is being held without bail and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Corona

Boro mechanic to be honored at Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association will host its sixth annual Queens Go Red for Women Dinner as part of its campaign to wipe out heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 killer of women. Comment.
Woodside

Man used stolen debit card to shop in Woodside Home Depot: Cops

SUNNYSIDE — Police were asking the public to help identify a man wanted in connection with using a debit card stollen from a home on 40th Street earlier this month. Comment.
Long Island City

Bloomberg announces new fire prevention tool

The city buildings with the highest risk of fire are first in line for inspections with help from a new technology the city Fire Department is putting to use as the first of its kind in the nation. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

East Elmhurst

Qns pol backs off USTA bill

The Bloomberg administration probably will be tapping a state lawmaker from outside Queens to carry a state bill allowing the United States Tennis Association to expand its Flushing Meadows Corona Park facility. Comment.
Ditmars

BB gun incident scares parents at Ditmars Park

A Queens man who allegedly let his 5-year-old daughter run around Ditmars Park with an illegal BB gun was arraigned on charges of reckless endangerment last Friday, the district attorney said, and an Astoria legislator said the father made the situation worse by allegedly resisting arrest. Comment.
Corona

MTA worker who faked robbery of her token booth arrested: DA

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker was arrested and charged with staging a robbery of her token booth, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Police searching for four East Elmhurst stabbing suspects

EAST ELMHURST — Police were asking the public’s help in finding four suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing within the 115th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police on the hunt for two suspects in Elmhurst home invasion [With Video]

ELMHURST — Surveillance footage shows two suspects wanted for a brazen home invasion earlier this month, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Cathedral baseball overcomes slow start to season

The 2013 season could not have started worse for the Cathedral Preparatory baseball team. The Crusaders of Elmhurst lost their first five games, failing to win a game against a tough non-divisional schedule. Comments (1).

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Corona

Qns MTA worker fakes robbery at her ticket booth: NYPD

CORONA – A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker was arrested and charged with staging a robbery of her token booth, according to police and multiple reports. Comment.
Long Island City

Ridgewood man dies in LIC motorcycle crash

LONG ISLAND CITY - Police identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash on Vernon Boulevard Tuesday night as 32-year-old Daniel Nieves of Ridgewood. Comment.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Woodside

Police hunt for suspect in subway assault [With Video]

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in finding both a man suspected of punching another person on a subway train and the victim of that assault. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst senior killed by car while crossing the street: NYPD

A 75-year-old Elmhurst woman was hit and killed by a car a block from where she lived Sunday afternoon, police said. Comment.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ditmars

Astoria father charged with firing BB guns at park before letting his children play with them: DA

A Queens father arraigned on charges Friday of shooting illegal BB guns in a crowded Astoria park and then letting his five-year-old daughter wave one of the guns around at other children, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).

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