Astoria Times

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Long Island City

Movie makers from around globe descend on borough

The creators of the Queens World Film Festival realize the sentiment if you build it, they will come appears to work only in the movies. Comment.
Long Island City

Planned Parenthood offers training to Queens non-profits

Planned Parenthood has made its foray into Queens with help from South Asian Youth Action, Sunnyside Community Services and Queens Library. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Long Island City

New film and video studio opens up in Court Square

A new film and video production house has opened in Long Island City. Comment.
Woodside

De Blasio releases Vision Zero plan for 25 mph limit

Dropping the citywide speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph is one of 63 items in the Vision Zero action plan to curb pedestrian fatalities that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released Tuesday afternoon. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Expand Avonte’s Law: Vallone

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Whitestone) introduced legislation last week that seeks to expand U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) “Avonte’s Law,” which will provide tracking devices for autistic children. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Long Island City

When looking for meaning, be ready for nothing

A horrific plane crash, which serves as the catalyst in Kari Bentley-Quinn’s new play, “The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens,” happens before the stage lights go up at The Secret Theatre. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

East Elmhurst

Beep outlines economic agenda at chamber’s breakfast meeting

Borough President Melinda Katz rubbed shoulders with Queens’ movers and shakers during a meet-and-greet breakfast at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel Tuesday, when she said tackling the borough’s unemployment rate and luring a big-name retailer to Far Rockaway will be some of the keys to driving the borough’s economy. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Town hall aims to eradicate reckless driving

Make Queens Safer hosted a town hall meeting Sunday evening to discuss a growing number of pedestrian deaths with elected officials, police and a representative from the city Department of Transportation. Comments (2).
Long Island City

LIC biz owners brace for No. 7 shutdowns

With just two weeks to go before the MTA begins suspending weekend service on the western portion of the No. 7 subway line for signal upgrades and tunnel repair, anxiety levels are rising among business owners in Long Island City. Comment.
Corona

Police looking for a flasher on the 7: NYPD

CORONA — Police were hunting for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on the No. 7 train in Corona Feb. 2, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

East Elmhurst

PA boss fires new warning at boro carriers

The Port Authority has raised the stakes in its battle with the airlines for fairer pay for airport workers. Comment.
East Elmhurst

City to pay Corona mom $2.5M for son’s death

New York City has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guardsman who was shot and killed by an NYPD detective as he was driving late at night on the Grand Central Parkway in 2012, according to the family’s attorney. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Mayor lays out plans for city in Queens

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first State of the City address drew a better reaction inside the Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College than it did in Albany. Comments (1).
Long Island City

LIC Entrepreneur Space faces money worries in fourth year

The Queens Economic Development Corp. celebrated the third anniversary of its Entrepreneur Space while its leader feared it might be the last. Comment.
Long Island City

Cops look for suspects in Long Island City beating [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a couple believed to be involved in an assault that happened inside the Queens Plaza subway station. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Long Island City

Mayor stresses income equality in first State of the City address

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City Monday to deliver his first State of the City address and present his progressive plan to attack income inequality. Comments (4).

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

East Elmhurst

SUV flipped on side following multi-car accident

At least three vehicles, including one SUV that was flipped on its side, were involved in an accident on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway Saturday morning. Comment.

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