Astoria Times

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Long Island City

Reduce, reuse and recreate

Have you ever worked on a crafts project at home and ended up with excess buttons, ribbon, paper or yarn? Have you ever toiled at a company that has supplies or office furniture that it no longer uses? Comment.
Astoria

Motorcycle rider critically injured in Astoria accident: NYPD

An Elmhurst man was arrested and charged with driving a car without an ignition interlock following an Astoria accident in which a 29-year-old motorcycle rider was critically injured, police said. Comments (33).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Astoria

Astoria Performing Arts Center names new executive director

After a nearly year-long search, the Astoria Performing Arts Center’s board of directors announced Erin Moore has been tapped as its new executive director. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Five-alarm blaze rips through Bruson Building in Jackson Heights

Firefighters were still on the scene of a massive five-alarm blaze in Jackson Heights Tuesday morning with Tower Ladders 107 and 54 dousing the Bruson Building with water because of hot spots. Comment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jackson Heights

Police looking for missing Jackson Heights teen

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Jackson Heights teen last seen April 4. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Bravest battle four-alarm blaze in Jackson Heights

Firefighters were still battling a four-alarm Jackson Heights blaze Monday night nearly three hours after the first 911 call reporting the fire came in, a spokesman for the Fire Department said at around 8:40 p.m. Comment.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Elmhurst

An urban son remembers visits to both World’s Fairs

We moved to Elmhurst from Borough Park about six months before the World’s Fair opened in 1939. Comments (3).
Astoria

Astoria social club burglarized: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police were asking for help identifying two suspects believed to be involved in the burglary of a Spanish social club in Astoria earlier this month, authorities said. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria deli robbed of $30K: Police

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in the robbery of a deli in Astoria, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

NYPD searching for missing Jax Heights teen

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were searching for a teenager they said disappeared from Jackson Heights last weekend. Comment.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

East Elmhurst

Laptop of E. Elmhurst man had child porn: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — An East Elmhurst man is facing more than a dozen charges of possessing child porn after workers at a Best Buy in Long Island City allegedly found pornographic images of kids on a laptop he brought into the store for repairs, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Long Island City

Queens cab driver charged evading $28K in tolls: DA

A Long Island City cabdriver has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 in toll payments from the MTA, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Woodside

Dept of Ed sticks with plan to bus PS 11 kids to Astoria

Elected officials in western Queens have lost a three-month battle with the city Department of Education and nearly 250 incoming kindergartners at PS 11 in Woodside will be bused 3 miles away every school day beginning this fall. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights teen last seen April 7: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police from the 115th Precinct are asking for the public’s help in finding Joseph Alzate, a 14-year-old Hispanic teen last seen April 7 at his home on 94th Street. Comment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Corona

Queens salutes two World’s Fairs

As the site of both the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, the history of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the events are inextricably linked. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show returns to East River

When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks were returning back to the East River for the first time in five years, he made it clear it was all about the numbers and inclusion. Comment.
Long Island City

MTA will let No. 7 run for two big LIC events

The organizers of two major Long Island City springtime events were relieved and grateful that the MTA reworked its plans to provide weekend service on the No. 7 subway line during the weekend of May 17-18. Comment.
Astoria

Dog listed in stable condition after Astoria shooting

Only the family dog survived a spate of violence at a home in Astoria Saturday. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria Historical Society exhibits images of two Fairs

As part of the celebrations surrounding the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the Queens World’s Fairs, the Greater Astoria Historical Society has dug deep into its treasure trove for a new exhibit detailing both events. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Astoria

Astoria man sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

An Astoria man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the strangling and beating death of a former girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, in June 2012, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Long Island City

Fourth of July fireworks will be back on East River: Mayor

The Fourth of July fireworks are coming back to the Queens waterfront for the first time in five years. Macy’s annual extravaganza will be launched from barges on the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday afternoon. Comments (2).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Astoria

Updated - Police identify armed man killed by officer and woman fatally shot in Astoria: NYPD

Police responding to a 911 call in Astoria Saturday morning shot and killed an elderly man who came to the door of his 38th Street home carrying a shotgun, the NYPD said. Comment.
Long Island City

MTA restores one weekend of No. 7 service for LIC events

The MTA is restoring service on the No. 7 for one weekend in May to accommodate two Long Island City arts events, the agency announced Friday. Comment.

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