Astoria Times

Monday, June 10, 2013

Long Island City

Man convicted in slay of LIC livery driver

A Brooklyn man was convicted Monday in the 2010 slaying of a 62-year-old livery cab driver during an attempted armed robbery in Long Island City, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Long Island City

Mini city built for kittens promotes adoption [With Video]

Kitty City wasn’t built in a day, but that’s how long the Long Island City “meow-tropolis” lasted. Comment.
Corona

Police investigate possible Flushing Meadows assault: NY Post

FLUSHING MEADOWS — Cops are looking into a possible sexual assault of a 28-year-old in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, though the victim cannot remember what happened to her, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Elmhurst

Grapplers fight in Qns.

Independent promotion Impact Championship Wrestling held its Back on the Boulevard card at the Brooklyn-Queensborough Elks Lodge in Elmhurst last Friday. Comments (3).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Elmhurst

Elmhurst greenmarket opens for third consecutive year

District Manager of Community Board 4 Christian Cassagnol and Community Board 3 Co-Chairwoman Emma Brandt joined with officials from Elmhurst Hospital Center and nonprofit GrowNYC Tuesday to celebrate the opening day of the neighborhood’s greenmarket, an event that included live music and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Comment.
Astoria

Listen to the sounds of sawing

Recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest musical saw ensemble ever assembled, the NYC Musical Saw Festival returned to Astoria for its 10th-year milestone celebration, filling Trinity Lutheran Church, at 31-18 37th St., last weekend with 300-plus concertgoers, including many diehard fans and curious folks looking for a new musical experience. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Suspect sought in possible Jx Hts hate crime: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD was seeking information about a man wanted in connection with an assault that occurred within the 115th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Long Island City

Suspect assaulted woman on Queens E train: NYPD

A woman was allegedly elbowed and punched in the face after she told a man to stop touching her leg on a Queens subway train, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).
Astoria

White Roof Project off to summer start in LIC

With scorching temperatures anticipated this summer season, city nonprofit White Roof Project kicked off an initiative Wednesday that will include the resurfacing of some of Astoria and Long Island City’s blackest rooftops with a solar-reflective white coating that is intended to save residents money and reduce energy consumption. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst car washers form city’s first union

Workers at an East Elmhurst car wash celebrated a historic contract this week after becoming the first unionized car wash east of Los Angeles. Comment.
Elmhurst

E. Elmhurst preps for rezoning review

The Department of City Planning announced Monday a proposal for the start of an official public review process for a 127-block rezoning of East Elmhurst, in addition to 14 block fronts along Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, Commissioner Amanda Burden announced. Comment.
Woodside

Queens’ GLBT film series celebrates its ninth year

When Hector Canonge approached the Queens Museum of Art about hosting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender film screenings, he spent a lot of time convincing officials “Shaving Ryan’s Privates” wouldn’t be on the bill. Comment.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Corona

City authors Senate legislation to lease boro parkland to USTA

A controversial bill that would help transfer Queens parkland to the United States Tennis Association was introduced in Albany Monday without any names attached, although a source said it was written by the mayor’s office. Comment.
Woodside

Man charged with stabbing ex-girlfriend to death in Woodside: Police

Police arrested a man who allegedly stabbed and killed his ex-girlfriend in her Woodside home Tuesday evening, the authorities and witnesses said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts Pride Parade still grapples with LGBT hatred

More than two decades have passed since the Queens Pride Parade took root in Jackson Heights to combat discrimination, but organizers and elected officials say the LGBT community is still battling hate-fueled violence. Comment.
Astoria

Maloney lands a role with ABT production

Performers often make the journey from stage and screen to politics, but U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) plans to make the leap in the opposite direction. Comment.
Steinway

Gold reportedly stolen from Astoria jewelry store

ASTORIA — Police were seeking information about a man wanted for grand larceny. Comment.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Long Island City

Overnight subway repair to begin on E, F, M and R lines

The MTA returns to Queens starting Monday night for a four-night session of maintenance that will disrupt service on the E, F, M and R lines. Comment.

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