Astoria Times

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Astoria

Western Queens organizations make their pitch for funding

Western Queens’ nonprofits asked Borough President Melinda Katz for money to keep the arts scene vibrant for the county, while other organizations had different needs. Comment.
Astoria

Landmarked Steinway Mansion sold to unidentified buyer

The historic Steinway Mansion has a buyer. The landmarked Astoria home, built by the legendary piano-making Steinway family in 1858, has been on the market since 2010. Bob Singleton, the executive director of Friends of Steinway Mansion and the Greater Astoria Historical Society, said, “The mansion is under contract and there really is nothing else to say.” Comment.
Long Island City

Studio with a view in Long Island City

Painter Violet Baxter has spent most of her artistic career painting scenes outside her different studios’ windows. Comments (3).

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunnyside

Pastor takes different path

A pastor in western Queens turns his church into a community event space once every month, usually for a musical concert. But this past Saturday the Sunnyside Reformed Church hosted something different. Comment.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Woodside

Pols denounce DOE plans

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) joined several elected officials and parents of students at PS 11 in Woodside to denounce the city Department of Education’s final recommendation to send the school’s kindergartners to PS 171 in Astoria. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Crowley touts bill to give grants to employment programs

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) announced the introduction of the On-the-Job Training Act of 2014 (H.R. 3971), legislation that will help put New Yorkers back to work and improve skills through training programs. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Queensbridge

Young man recalled at vigil year after death in Queensbridge

Relatives of a Japanese student who authorities say was fatally struck by an NYPD cruiser responding to an emergency last year in Queensbridge have been waiting for a year to find out the circumstances of Ryo Oyamada’s death. And they believe a federal court ruling directing the city to release materials from an investigation into the fatal accident by mid-March could provide some of the answers they have been looking for. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC architect has plans for hot restaurant scene

The founder of a Long Island City architectural firm who specializes in designing restaurants has decided to open one of his own. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Astoria

Woman fought off man trying to rape her in Astoria: NYPD

The NYPD has released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman in Astoria Sunday, police said. Comments (3).
Sunnyside

De Blasio chooses Sunnyside to march in St. Pat’s Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be joined by most, if not all, of the City Council in the 15th Annual St. Pat’s for All Parade in Sunnyside Sunday. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

JetBlue alone in wage war as competitors OK raises

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has scored another victory over an airline in its ongoing battle for fairer wages for service workers at the two airports in Queens. Comment.
Long Island City

Police investigating attack on Hispanic straphanger

A Hispanic man was attacked aboard a Queens-bound No. 7 train Sunday in what police were investigating as a possible hate crime. Comments (1).
Corona

Environment sizzles in Queens Museum’s show

Temperatures may be back around freezing although at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park things appear to be heating up. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

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.
Long Island City

Taxi ends up colliding with coffee shop wall in LIC accident

LONG ISLAND CITY — Emergency responders were called to a three-car collision in Long Island City Friday. Comment.

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