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Man killed by cement truck crossing Northern Blvd

Oct. 29, By Michael Florio

A 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a cement truck while crossing Northern Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.

The man was walking south across the boulevard at 34th Street when the truck,…

Astoria graffiti vandal indicted for tagging walls to trees

Oct. 29, By Christian Murray

An Astoria graffiti vandal was indicted today by a Queens County jury for allegedly tagging everything from highway walls to the observation deck at Astoria Park.

Michael Mestric, 30, of 44th Street in Astoria,…

Calls for Clock Tower to be landmarked, advocates seek CB1 support

Oct. 28, By Michael Florio

Two local residents approached Community Board 1 last week to notify them of their application to have the Clock Tower landmarked.

Michael Hall and Matthew Chrislip asked the community board for its support in their quest to get 29-27 Queens Plaza North,…

Ten injured–none seriously– after bus strikes cab

Oct. 28, By Michael Florio

Ten people were injured yesterday after an MTA bus was involved in a seven-car pileup, according to an MTA spokeswoman.

Just before 3:00 pm a Q 100 bus, which serves Rikers Island, struck the front side of a cab that ran a traffic light at 21st Street and 23rd Ave.…

CB1 votes agains bicycle corral outside Dutch Kills pub

Oct. 27, By Michael Florio

Community Board 1 voted against the placement of a bicycle corral outside a bar/restaurant in Dutch Kills last Tuesday.

The proposal called for a corral– with room for eight bicycles–to be located outside Dutch Kills Centraal,…

Nearby strip club troubles Astoria cops and Community Board

Oct. 23, By Michael Florio

A gentlemen’s club that has been a persistent problem for the 114th Police Precinct is seeking to renew its liquor license.

Perfection, located at 65-02 30th Avenue, has drawn the ire of both the community board and the police precinct in recent times.…

After 50 years in business, Frankie’s Pizzeria has closed

Oct. 22, By Michael Florio

An Astoria pizzeria that has been in business for 50 years has closed.

The operators of Frankie’s Pizza, which is located at 22-56 31st Street, left a note in the window that read:
Dear Costumers!

Police seek man who touched woman’s chest at Marshalls

Oct. 22, Staff Report

The police are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s chest at Marshalls on Saturday.

The police said suspect approached a 55-year-old woman at the 48-18 Northern Boulevard store at about 6:40pm on October 18 and touched her with both hands—and then fled.…

Momentum for Astoria dog run continues to build

Oct. 22, By Michael Florio

The Astoria dog community is continuing to put pressure on local officials for a dog run—with a leading advocate calling on the Community Board 1 for support.

Bill Peloquin, the chairman of The Astoria Dog Owners Association,…