Category Archives: Local News

Astoria teacher raises funds to build vegetable garden in classroom

Students at one Astoria school will be planting the seeds for healthier eating.

City’s closure of Flushing overpass causes businesses to suffer

The city's extended closure of an overpass bridge in Flushing is set to end by 2016, according to a Department of Transportation spokesman. But the long wait could continue to hurt local business owners.

Cops looking for suspect in Long Island City department store groping

A man groped a 55-year-old woman inside a Marshalls at a Long Island City shopping center on Saturday, according to authorities.

Astoria waterfront property sells for $57M

Real estate investor and developer Shibber Khan bought a plot of land at 11-12 30th Dr., which has up to 460,000 buildable square feet, for $57 million.

Ridgewood auto body shop owner charged after underreporting more than $1M in repair work: DA

A Howard Beach man and his Ridgewood auto body shop have been charged after failing to pay more than $100,000 in collectible tax revenue, District Richard Brown said.