Astoria Times

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Sunnyside

Sunnyside pub’s movie project pays off dividends

During his 32 years in the bar business since moving to the United States from England, Paul Flynn has never seen a winter like this one. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Long Island City

Long Island City toy maker creates out of Sandy’s wrath

Post-Sandy fallen Shady Park trees have undergone a metamorphosis, becoming hand-carved wooden toys and puzzles that put smiles on kids’ faces. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Long Island City

Hunters Point library on hold as new plans drawn up

Residents of the Hunters Point section of Long Island City will have to wait longer for their public library — perhaps several years. Comments (2).
East Elmhurst

FBI launches new initiative to combat laser strikes on aircraft

The FBI has launched a crackdown aimed at those who point lasers at aircraft. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Astoria

Canadian pipeline to send cleaner power to Astoria

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is supporting a plan to construct a $2.2 billion transmission line to import cleaner electricity to the Con Edison facility near 20th Avenue in Astoria from Canada. Comment.
Long Island City

FDNY credits Bravest with coming to aid of woman and children

A group of New York City firefighters came to the rescue of a woman and two children who were allegedly being attacked in Long Island City last Friday, the FDNY said. The half dozen Bravest of Ladder 115 were on their way back to their firehouse on 47th Avenue when they saw a young boy waving towards their truck, according to the Fire Department. Comment.
QueensLine

First female lawyer argued case in boro during 1906

Queens in February 1906 found itself a bustling community of rapidly disappearing farms and booming residential and industrial developments. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

I Sit and Look Out

Religious holidays should not be recognized by gov’t

Christmas Day has been a national holiday since President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill to that effect June 6, 1870. The same law made July 4 and Thanksgiving national holidays. Comments (2).
Queensbridge

Japanese student remembered at vigil one year after he was fatally struck by police vehicle

Huddled on a damp sidewalk in Queensbridge a little after midnight Friday, more than one dozen mourners gathered to remember a Japanese student who authorities say was fatally struck by an NYPD cruiser last year. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Sunnyside

NYU bungled boy’s care: State

A Manhattan hospital should have taken better care of a 12-year-old Sunnyside boy who was given IV fluids and pain relievers, sent home and later died of sepsis in 2012, a state Health Department report concluded. Comment.
Long Island City

Seven characters in search of happiness in LIC

Although he spends his days snorting cocaine, smoking marijuana and guzzling alcohol, Hollywood casting director Eddie draws the line when it comes to drinking coffee. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Ditmars

Astoria thrift shop to close as church sells to developers

A popular thrift shop in Astoria, which raises money for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and alcoholics, is closing next month and currently selling its inventory of restored furniture, antiques and clothing for 50 percent off. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

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).

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