Author: michaeldorgan

Man Killed After Fire Rips Through East Elmhurst Home Sunday

May 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A man was killed after a fire ripped through his East Elmhurst home Sunday afternoon. Merle Springer, 57, was inside the second floor of a two-story wood-frame house on 24-32 96th St. when the fire broke out, according to the FDNY. The FDNY was alerted to the blaze at… Read more »

Bronx Man Who Held Up Astoria Bodega Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Nov. 6, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  A Bronx resident was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to his role in an armed robbery that took place at an Astoria bodega in November 2018, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced today. Hannibal Ali, 56, of Hughes Avenue in the Bronx, was… Read more »

Man Fatally Stabbed Outside East Elmhurst Shelter: NYPD

Nov. 6, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for a suspect who fatally stabbed a man outside a homeless shelter in East Elmhurst yesterday. The incident took place at about 9:40 p.m. last night in front of The Landing Shelter at 94-00 Ditmars Blvd., according to the NYPD. Police officers observed a 38-year-old man… Read more »

Pedestrian Critically Injured by Hit-And-Run Driver in Astoria: NYPD

Nov. 4, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for a driver of a white box truck who critically injured a pedestrian in Astoria during the early hours Saturday and fled the scene. The hit-and-run took place at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 14th Street at around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, according to… Read more »

Sac’s Place Celebrates Grand Opening at Kaufman Studios

Oct. 30, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Sac’s Place, a popular pizzeria and Italian restaurant in Astoria that closed its doors on Broadway in July, celebrated the opening of its new location at the Kaufman Astoria Studios Tuesday. The restaurant, which had a soft opening last month, is located at 35-11 35th Ave. and had its… Read more »

Man Burglarizes Astoria Construction Sites, Steals $20,000 Worth of Tools: NYPD

Oct. 30, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Police are looking for a man who stole over $20,000 worth of equipment during four burglaries that occurred at construction sites in Astoria and Dutch Kills over two weeks in September and October. The four burglaries occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 12, according to the NYPD. The first… Read more »

Astoria Street Co-Named After Xerox Founder

Oct. 29, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  A portion of 37th Street has been co-named Chester Carlson Way in honor of the co-founder of Xerox who pioneered modern photocopying in Astoria more than 80 years ago. The co-naming ceremony was held on Friday, Oct. 25 on the corner of 37th Street and Broadway, where the new… Read more »

Astoria Park Track and Soccer Field Opens, Seven Months Ahead of Schedule

Oct. 24, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  The new soccer field and running track at Astoria Park opened this morning–more than six months ahead of schedule, the Parks Department has announced. The track and field revamp was completed after almost a year of construction. The initial timeframe to finish the project was slated to be 18… Read more »

Constantinides Announces Plan to Make Queens More Accessible, Part of Borough President Campaign

Oct. 22, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Council Member Costa Constantinides announced a plan Tuesday to make all public spaces in Queens accessible to the elderly, people with disabilities and parents with strollers as part of his campaign to be Queens Borough President. Constantinides, who announced last month that he is running for borough president, would… Read more »

Ribbon Cut on New STEM Lab in Astoria School

Oct. 16, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Council Member Costa Constantinides and New York City school officials cut the ribbon today on a $300,000 STEM laboratory at I.S. 141 in Astoria. The STEM lab, located at the 37-11 21st Ave. school, features 3D printers, coding robots and other technology that will aid students in their computer,… Read more »