Astoria Times

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Long Island City

Couple returns to open LIC cafe after spending 15 years in Europe

The owners of Long Island City’s newest café are no strangers to the neighborhood. Comment.
QueensLine

Queens was still independent of New York City in 1888

When 1888 dawned, most locals were out for good, innocent, holiday fun. A local paper wrote, “Carriages commenced to flit hither and thither shortly after noon and towards evening the houses commenced to light up and the sounds of merry music and joyous songs reached far out into the starry night and told of the happiness and enjoyment within.” Comments (2).

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Jackson Heights

Boy’s funeral draws crowd of thousands

Thousands of people packed the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jackson Heights Tuesday morning for the funeral of Christopher Miller, the 7-year-old boy who died in a house fire on New Year’s Day. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Astoria

Melrose Ballroom makes debut as Astoria performance venue

A new entertainment venue has joined Astoria’s cultural district. Comment.
Elmhurst

Dalai Lama names first baby of 2014 born in Elmhurst Hosp.

A Woodside couple are the proud parents of a newborn girl with two special distinctions: The baby was the first one born in New York City in the new year and her name was selected by the Dalai Lama. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Jackson Heights

Advocacy group’s fight against reckless drivers gains attention

Make Queens Safer is growing in numbers and increased visibility. Comments (2).
Elmhurst

Elmhurst has most foreign-born residents

Northwestern Queens has nearly as many foreign-born residents as the rest of the borough combined with 422,900, a new report on immigrants from the Department of City Planning found. Comments (4).
Steinway

Suspect allegedly swiped $100 from Peruvian restaurant register: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in a Dec. 5 burglary at an eatery on Steinway Street. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Corona

Convention center bound for new Corona hotel site

Queens is finally getting a convention center. Comment.
Astoria

5Pointz graffiti art spotted on Astoria wall

Straphangers on the N and Q subway lines were the first to notice that the artists from 5Pointz are back in Queens. Comments (3).
Elmhurst

Study finds immigrants make up larger share of Queens neighborhoods

In the borough that prides itself as the most diverse county in the nation, almost half of Queens’ 2.2 million residents were born in another country. Comments (5).
Elmhurst

St. John’s Hospital building sold to apartment developer

The St. John’s Hospital building on Queens Boulevard across from the Queens Center Mall has been sold to a developer for more than $50 million and will be turned into rental apartments, Crain’s New York Business reported. Comments (8).
East Elmhurst

McClancy team falters without guard Britton

Monsignor McClancy Coach Don Kent knows his team has a few things working against it right now. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Woodside

New mayor says city workers met snow storm challege

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Sanitation Department depot in Woodside Friday to praise workers for their response to the snowstorm that dumped nearly 10 inches on the city. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

East Elmhurst

Fireplace sparks started East Elmhurst blaze that killed 7-year-old: FDNY

A 7-year-old East Elmhurst boy was killed in an early morning house fire on New Year’s Day when sparks from an unattended fireplace ignited pillows, blankets, a couch and Christmas decorations, the FDNY said Thursday. Comments (5).
Elmhurst

City’s first baby of the year born in Elmhurst Hospital

For the second year in a row, the first baby to be born in New York City in the new year was delivered at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Tenzin Choetso, a girl, was born at one second after midnight on New Year’s Day to a Tibetan-born couple from Woodside. Comment.

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