Astoria Times

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Woodside

Buying club, AG agree to $500K settlement

A recent $500,000 settlement between the state attorney general’s office and an Indiana-based buying club could entitle some Woodside shoppers to restitution. Comment.
Corona

Four-alarm fire in Corona damages three buildings

Three buildings on Northern Boulevard near 104th Street in Corona were involved in a four-alarm fire Sunday night, but there were no fatalities and only one injury, an FDNY spokesman said. Comment.
Queensbridge

Queensbridge man arrested in Ohio and charged in Bronx murder

BRONX — A Queensbridge man was arrested in Ohio last Friday after police said he shot and killed a woman and wounded another inside a Bronx housing project earlier this month. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Astoria

Murder rate grew last year in 114th, 108th Pcts.

Crime rose in the 114th Precinct and fell in the 108th in 2012, although incidents of murder, rape and felony assault rose in both precincts last year, according to NYPD statistics. Comments (3).
Astoria

Suspect sought in Ditmars cleaners hold up

ASTORIA — Police were asking the public to help identify a suspect wanted in connection with robbing the Astoria Cleaners earlier this month. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Jackson Heights

Bangladesh fire raises concerns in Jax Hghts

Mega-retailer Walmart has released a “zero tolerance” policy after a factory fire that killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh. Comment.
Astoria

Scammers made off with over $4K: Police

ASTORIA — Police were asking the public to help chase down two crooks who allegedly scammed $4,500 from a senior citizen. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst cabbie killed in chain car crash: NYPD

MANHATTAN — The rear-ending of a taxi in Manhattan Sunday resulted in an Elmhurst cab driver’s death, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Astoria

Rally shuts down bikini bar

An attorney for Queen of Hearts, an Astoria bikini bar that raised the neighborhood’s ire last week because it did not disclose it would feature adult entertainment when it applied for its liquor license, said the establishment is closing. Comments (2).
Astoria

Astoria Dems mark Obama inauguration

Members of the Powhatan Democratic Club in Astoria said they were happy with President Barack Obama’s inaugural speech Monday and welcomed the presence of prominent New York officials at the historic Washington ceremony. Comment.
Sunnyside

Dance floor flavor comes to Queens’ entertainment scene

Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside is unveiling the African roots of tango in music and dance with the world premiere of “afroTango” starting Friday and running eight weeks. Comment.
QueensLine

January 1936 a month of misery for many in Queens

The double bill of Shirley Temple in “The Littlest Rebel” and “Last of the Pagans” was at the Astoria in January 1936. The Triboro had “A Tale of Two Cities” with Ronald Coleman. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland starred in “Captain Blood.” The Broadway Grand and RKO Proctors were showing Katherine Hepburn in “Sylvia Scarlet.” “Annie Oakley” starred Barbara Stanwyck, Melvin Douglas and Preston Foster. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Astoria

Worker dies at Astoria construction site: Neighbors

A construction worker died Thursday after neighbors said he fell about 10 feet into a pit at a site in Astoria. Comment.
Long Island City

Capo Auction brings antique lovers to LIC

Michael Capo, owner of Capo Auction in Long Island City, which runs monthly sales of fine antiques, furniture, paintings, silver and other collectibles, thinks Queens is the future. Comment.

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