Astoria Times

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ditmars

Astoria Bier and Cheese opens in Ditmars

Ditmars craft beer and cheese lovers no longer have to make the trek down to Broadway to get their fix. Comment.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Long Island City

Long Island City artist wins Illustrators of Future contest

Twelve winning writers and 12 illustrators from around the globe — including Seonhee Lim of Long Island City — will be honored April 13 during the 30th annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards. Comment.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Woodside

Schumer calls on federal gov’t to look into LIRR safety rules

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has urged federal railroad officials to examine the Long Island Rail Road’s safety procedures following a 60-day federal probe into Metro-North Railroad, where investigators reported a culture of safety was lacking. Comment.
Astoria

Pedestrian hit by cab in Astoria expected to survive: NYPD

A 27-year-old man who was struck by a livery cab early Sunday morning in Astoria is expected to survive, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Corona

Man charged with enticing children to participate in online sex game: DA

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner William Bratton announced recently that a Corona man was arraigned on charges of luring young girls over the Internet to participate in what he allegedly called “The Game.” Comments (2).
Elmhurst

Pair wanted in rash of purchases made with stolen credit cards: NYPD

ELMHURST — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in a string of grand larcenies, including two in Queens, police said. Comment.
Editorial

A Dream Deferred

As New Yorkers celebrated their Irish heritage during the Fifth Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade, senators in Albany ignored their immigrant roots and defeated a bill to give tuition assistance to undocumented college students. Comments (3).

Friday, March 21, 2014

Long Island City

Town hall meeting set to bring together warring factions over 7 train shutdown

Officials from the MTA will finally meet with Long Island City residents and business owners to discuss the issues involved with the suspended weekend service on the No. 7 subway line, into and out of LIC, now entering its third weekend. Carmen Bianco, the president of MTA NYC Transit, is scheduled to take part along with elected officials this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at PS/IS 78Q, at 46-08 5th St. Comment.
Sunnyside

De Blasio pushes edu-tax plan at pre-K program in Sunnyside

With the clock ticking in Albany where his push for an education-funding tax hike received mixed support, Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped in Sunnyside last week to tour one of the many half-day pre-K sites he hopes to expand next school year. Comments (1).
Astoria

Peter Vallone joins guv’s team as aide to Correction commish

Peter Vallone Jr. has a new job. Comment.
Long Island City

Car accident leaves one dead, two injured in LIC

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police from the 108th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on the eastbound upper roadway of the Queensboro Bridge Wednesday and found a taxi driver unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat. Comment.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Long Island City

Henry Zilberman, LIC hotelier, dies

Henry Zilberman, the former gypsy cab driver who built his own taxi and limousine enterprise before putting a chic exclamation point on Long Island City with his boutique Z Hotel, died earlier this month, TimesLedger Newspapers has learned. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Activists put up slow zone signs in borough to protest city delays

More than 100 safe-street activists posted mock traffic signs in three Queens neighborhoods and seven other communities citywide over the weekend. Comments (1).
Corona

NYS Pavilion open to public for one day only

The New York State Pavilion will be open to the public for the first time in a generation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair April 22 — for one day only. Comments (7).
Long Island City

Battle of the bars divides Dutch Kills

A turf war has broken out in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, and it will take a judge to sort things out. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Design for a new main terminal at LaGuardia released

A Manhattan design firm has offered a glimpse of what LaGuardia Airport might look like in the future. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Viverito proposes measure to regulate car wash biz

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) wants to clean up the car wash industry in New York City. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Stash of guns and drugs found in Sunnyside: NYPD

SUNNYSIDE — Police seized a cache of guns, bullets, crack and pills when raiding a Sunnyside man’s home Tuesday, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Long Island City

Updated: Woman’s body found in water near Gantry Plaza: NYPD

Police officers found a 51-year-old woman’s body in the East River near the coast of Gantry Plaza State Park Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

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