Astoria Times

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Astoria

Enigma Bookstore creates buzz in Astoria

Science-fiction, fantasy and mystery book lovers in Queens are in luck: Enigma Bookstore, a new, independent business in the community, is offering up an exciting variety of page turners for residents. Comment.
Astoria

Fires force evacuation of 50 in Astoria: FDNY

About 50 people were evacuated from eight buildings in Astoria Wednesday night after authorities received word of several manhole fires, the Fire Department said. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Woodside

Van Bramer sets out to fight pigeon waste on subway line

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) has declared war on the pigeons that have been leaving their droppings at three stops on the No. 7 line between 46th and 61st streets. Comment.
Astoria

The Dirty Gems shine with latest EP release

Earlier this spring a new band became part of New York’s emerging music scene as semi-finalists representing Queens at the 2013 Battle of the Boroughs talent quest held this March at The Greene Space in Manhattan. The Dirty Gems beat the competition and won first place and grand prize. Then they went on to compete in the Ultimate Battle in June. Comment.
Long Island City

Tip of the week

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Astoria

Queens gets audio alerts at N, Q stops

Western Queens straphangers at several stations along the N/Q line can find out what time the next train is due to arrive if they just listen up. Comment.
Sunnyside

Thieves break into home of Sunnyside councilman

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) returned from his overseas vacation this week to find his Queens home burglarized, the elected official said. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Woman from LIC missing since late last month

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for assistance in finding a missing Long Island City woman. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013

East Elmhurst

E. Elmhurst, Corona rezone plan heads to Council and Bloomberg

A rezoning proposal intended to curb out-of-character real estate development in East Elmhurst and Corona is headed down the home stretch. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Man crossing Queens Boulevard dies in motorcycle accident

A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed and a motorcyclist left in critical condition after a crash on the “Boulevard of Death” early Sunday, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Burglary suspect broke in through unlocked door in Astoria

ASTORIA - The Police Department was reaching out for help in finding a suspect wanted in a burglary on 23rd Street, cops said. Comments (4).

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013

Steinway

Phones and iPads swiped from Astoria shop: Police

ASTORIA — Cops were looking for members of a crew who helped themselves to some gadgets at an AT&T store over the weekend. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Cops search for missing teen from Sunnyside

SUNNYSIDE — Police were searching for a Sunnyside teen who went missing more than a week ago. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

Sunnyside

Photographer captures borough’s stories through her lens

In a city as richly steeped in history as New York, every neighborhood has a story to tell. In Queens, where you can experience the world in a nutshell by riding the No. 7 train, a Sunnyside photographer, compelled to focus her lens on “the Queens of yesterday and today,” captured local images that she says “depict serene moments and initiate a feeling of a lost time.” Comment.
Long Island City

Department of Health fights bedbugs in LIC headquarters

The city Department of Health in Long Island City — the same agency responsible for preventing bedbug infestations — has a bedbug problem itself, sources told the New York Post. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Safety measures in place at infamous LIC intersection

Long Island City’s intersection at 30th Street and Thomson Avenue just became a safer commute for pedestrians and motorists. Comment.
Astoria

Detective, assistant DA get into fight with cops in Astoria: Court documents

ASTORIA - An NYPD detective and an assistant Queens DA were arrested Saturday after getting into a scuffle with on-duty police officers, according to a criminal complaint filed by the DA’s office. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Police say two home invasion suspects returned to same apartment days later [With Video]

JACKSON HEIGHTS - Police asked for the public’s help in locating suspects wanted for two similar incidents within the 115th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Long Island City

Dead shark found on N train

ROCKAWAY BEACH — A dead dolphin that had washed ashore was discovered on Rockaway Beach Wednesday morning, according to an official from the city Parks Department. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

Elmhurst

Elmhurst groper has struck five times since February: NYPD

ELMHURST — A serial sexual assailant has forcibly touched five Asian women at two stations along the M train since February, police said Saturday. Comment.
Astoria

Kaufman begins work on outdoor movie lot

Construction on the back lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios officially kicked off two weeks ago, making way for New York City’s first outdoor film set. Comment.

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