Astoria Times

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Long Island City

Hibino heads north to open second site in LIC

Hibino, in Long Island City, is the second location of the similarly named Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Japanese restaurant. Comment.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Queensbridge

Teen’s killer convicted: DA

A second Manhattan man was convicted in the 2011 fatal shooting of Queensbridge native and high school hoops star Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, the Manhattan district attorney said Tuesday. Comments (1).
Corona

Mayor appoints Queens Museum head as commissioner of cultural affairs

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Queens Wednesday to tap Tom Finkelpearl as his commissioner of cultural affairs. Comment.
Long Island City

Spring moves at dance studio

If you’ve never seen buckets of water used as creative props in modern dance or dancers’ bodies birthed out of fabric cocoons, then you shouldn’t miss the eighth annual Green Space Blooms Festival. It is a four-night, multi-cultural entertainment experience in Long Island City, showcasing 28 diverse choreographers. Comment.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Corona

Activists help women get checked for breast cancer

In December 2010, Darcy Novick was diagnosed with breast cancer. A year later she was on a lunch break from her job in Long Island City, and she happened to notice a bus from the American Italian Cancer Foundation. They were offering free mammograms and breast cancer screenings. As a result she started the Bosom Buddies Organization. Comments (1).
Astoria

Gianaris calls for safety review after fatal Steinway Creek plunge

A state lawmaker is asking the city’s Department of Transportation to review safety measures on roads leading up to bodies of water two days after four East Elmhurst residents were killed when the car they were riding in plunged into the Steinway Creek, police said. Comments (3).
Astoria

Cops search for Astoria burglary suspect [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a suspect they said entered an apartment in Astoria last month and stole several electronic devices and some jewelry. Comment.
Astoria

Police look for man who tried to snatch woman’s purse: Cops [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police were seeking help in identifying a man who allegedly attempted to steal a woman’s purse in Astoria last month, authorities said. Comment.
Woodside

Cops on the lookout for missing Woodside man

WOODSIDE — Police from the 108th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding Jerome Greene, a 62-year-old black man who was last seen leaving his 37th Avenue residence at 10:30 p.m. March 29, the NYPD said. Comment.
On Point

Drivers must fight city’s plan for congestion pricing

The highway robber barons are at it again. “Congestion pricing” has now morphed into the euphemistic “Fair Tolling and Transportation Reinvestment Plan.” Comments (1).

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Astoria

Police looking for missing Astoria man

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding Aristofan Amira, a 60-year-old white man last seen March 28 at 10 a.m. Comment.
Astoria

Updated: Police ID four killed after car plunges into Steinway Creek

Police identified the four people, who authorities say were killed when a car plunged into Steinway Creek Friday night and became fully submerged in the Astoria waterway, as East Elmhurst residents. Comment.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Long Island City

The Cliffs at LIC finally allowed to open after delays

One of the nation’s largest rock-climbing centers is back in action following an extended closure by the city. Comment.
Astoria

Updated: Four killed after car plunges into water in Astoria: Police

Update: Police ID creek plunge victims Comments (1).
Astoria

24 blocks in Astoria designated boro’s first art district

Queens has its first arts district. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Elmhurst Hospital gets new pavilion for women

Elmhurst Hospital Center officials joined community and elected leaders to celebrate a new $16.3 million Women’s Pavilion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. Comment.
Astoria

Pair claims to be cops in western Queens hold-ups: NYPD [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police released video surveillance of two men wanted in the armed robbery of an Astoria salon Tuesday and two prior hold-ups, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Long Island City

LIC residents bash No. 7 suspensions

Nearly 200 Long Island City residents faced off with the senior leadership of the MTA in a town hall meeting last Thursday at PS 78. Comments (1).
Woodside

Vision Zero comes to Woodside, Jackson Hts.

The Vision Zero traffic safety plan will soon make its Queens debut at the Northern Boulevard intersection with 61st Street in Woodside, where Mayor Bill de Blasio first announced the initiative Jan. 15. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Asian immigrant wins U-Visa as crime victim

Li Ping traveled to Jackson Heights from her home in Flushing to be the face of City Councilman Daniel Dromm’s (D-Jackson Heights) new campaign to raise awareness about the merits of U-Visas for immigrant victims of violent crime. Comments (14).
Corona

NYS Pavilion to launch 6-month World’s Fair fete

Borough President Melinda Katz has announced an ambitious six-month-long schedule of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park beginning later this month. Comment.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Astoria

Authorities release new surveillance images of attempted rape suspect

ASTORIA - Police released new surveillance images in hopes of identifying a man suspected of trying to rape a woman in Astoria last month, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

Saturday, March 29, 2014

East Elmhurst

Pedestrian killed crossing GCP: Police

A Flushing man was killed Friday night after he was hit by two cars while trying to cross the Grand Central Parkway near 31st Drive in East Elmhurst, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

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