Feb. 26, 2018 By Tara Law
Two men were shot after a melee broke out by an Astoria strip club early Saturday morning, according to police.
The shootings took place around 4:10 a.m. outside Riviera’s Gentlemen’s Club at 34-48 Steinway St., police said.
The victims were brought to Elmhurst Hospital, where one of the men was in critical condition and the other in stable condition.
The police found shell casings on the sidewalk after the shootings.
The New York Daily News reported that a large brawl broke out and a gunman opened fired. The gunman then fled the scene on foot.
The investigation is ongoing and there have been no arrests.
How shocking that this could happen in a city where gun control laws are so strictly enforced. What happened?
PUT MORE BIKE LANES IN FRONT OF THIS PLACE !!!!!!! THAT’LL SHOW EM !!!!!!!
Last week on NY1 the realtor expert suggested that if you are priced out of LIC to try to look for a place in Astoria. He said its very “cultural.” I guess that is code for diverse economic and social crowds, traffic, pollution, noise, late night establishments and frequent crime/shootings that make the news.
Your mom needs to work somewhere…
A couple of years ago, I was so upset with my son in law for buying a home away from Astoria. Now I am so thankful my grand kids are being raised elsewhere.
Maryann- A four AM shooting outside a strip joint in an industrial pocket of Astoria would have put your grand kids in jeopardy. Did your son in law look at living space inside the lumber shop? Shootings don’t happen in good places like Parkland FL Plano TX or Aurora CO.
My home is a block away from this shooting and I have every right to express my opinion. My husband is a chef at a diner and walks home at this time! I can not stand this “it was not in front of my house or backyard so I do not care and keep quiet” attitude. Plenty of people live around this area and we are fed up with the assaults and now shootings on Steinway (check the 114 precincts press conference article last month on this site). Here is a quote from Captain Osvaldo Nunez for those of you interested….”The rate of felony assaults in Astoria, however, is mostly driven by the neighborhood’s active club and bar scene, Nunez said. Felony assaults often take place at bars which “over serve” customers alcohol, he said, and are concentrated along Steinway Street.”
Maryann- Nobody said you didn’t have every right to express your opinion. Yes, your home is over a block away, you’re buffered by either Metropolitan Lumber, PC Richards and their block long and block wide parking lot or the playground. Its an even safer bet that your grand children would have been even further from this shooting since there are no homes within the immediate confines of the shooting. By your own admission it’s safe to say you were in no danger in your home over a block away. All David stated was shootings can happen anywhere. Who are you quoting here ” I can not stand this “it was not in front of my house or backyard so I do not care and keep quiet” attitude.” Nobody said any of this…Do you have issues with distinguishing reality and fantasy? Do you normally over exaggerate like this? Its quite an over the top and erratic response.
Maryann- To quote your post ”The rate of felony assaults in Astoria, however, is mostly driven by the neighborhood’s active club and bar scene, Nunez said. Felony assaults often take place at bars which “over serve” customers alcohol, he said, and are concentrated along Steinway Street.” The felonies are not everywhere but concentrated “at” bars along Steinway Street. How often will your grand children and your son in law frequent these bars? Just stay out of the bars and you’ll be fine. Stop tarnishing the entire neighborhood with these hysterical posts, get it together you literally contradict yourself from one post to the next..
You funny! So let’s just close all bars and restaurants in Astoria!
That’s your solution??
I lived in Astoria for 13 years and I wouldn’t live anywhere else, everything is within walking distance and I like the vibe and the choices that the neighborhood offers when it comes to food and lounging over a glass of wine ?.
The people that commit those crimes are usually not from Astoria. And I’m pro business, so bars clubs coffee shops are welcome. Creates jobs…
Since you are worried about living in a crowded city that has a lot to offer then why don’t you just look into jersey or Long Island?
Recently, a father of two was shot during a robbery attempt while opening the door to his apartment during the day in the Ditmars area. This was highly publicized by the media and thank goodness his children were not home. In another recent incident, a student was robbed and beaten at a private high school dorm also in the Ditmars area. Sad but true. Astoria is a nice place to live but people should not let their guards down.
You should join them. Good riddance.