Astoria

Lawrence Parsons (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Accused Of Attacking 3 Women With Hammer In Astoria

A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking three women as they slept in a Queens apartment.

04/25/2014

Jason Bohn cries at his sentencing hearing April 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Jason Bohn Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole In Torture Death Of Danielle Thomas

A Queens man convicted of first-degree murder in the torture death of his ex-girlfriend in 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

04/15/2014

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On Two Wheels: America’s Best Bike Destinations

There’s not much better than seeing America on a bicycle. Here are just five of the best bike destinations in America.

04/15/2014

Scene outside police-involved shooting in Astoria, Queens (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Allegedly Killed Daughter, Pointed Gun At Cops

Police say a uniformed NYPD officer shot and killed an 86-year-old man after he refused to drop his gun.

04/12/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Soap Shops

Spring cleaning shouldn’t stop with the house. Read on for New York City’s best purveyors of housemade, artisanal soaps.

04/11/2014

Police on the scene in Astoria, Queens where a car plunged into the water. (Credit:CBS 2)

East Elmhurst Community Mourns Loss Of 4 After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek

The victims were identified as Darius Fletcher, 21; Jada Monique-Butts, 19; Crystal Gravely, 19; and Jaleel Furtado, 20. All of the victims were from East Elmhurst, Queens.

04/05/2014

NYPD Boat

5 Pulled From Water After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek In Queens

Rescue crews pulled five people from the water late Friday, after a car plunged into the Steinway Creek off the East River in Queens.

04/04/2014

Queens Luring Suspect

Police Arrest Suspect In Queens Attempted Luring

Houshang Hakimi is charged with acting in a manner injuring a child less than 17 years old and failure to report a change of address as a sex offender.

03/11/2014

Police are looking for a man who they say tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his SUV in Astoria, Queens on Wednesday March 5, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Release Sketch Following Attempted Luring Of Child In Astoria

The New York Police Department has released a sketch of the man who they say tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his sport utility vehicle on 49th Street and Ditmars Boulevard on Wednesday.

03/07/2014

Queens Luring Suspect

Police On The Hunt For Suspect Who Tried To Lure Girl Into SUV In Queens

Police Thursday night were asking the public to help them in the search for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his sport-utility vehicle in Queens.

03/06/2014

Astoria, Queens apartments. Police are urging residents to lock windows following a rash of fire escape burglaries. (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Told To Lock Windows Following Fire Escape Burglary Spree

Since mid-November, the NYPD reports 39 fire escape break-ins in the heart of the Queens community – from 33rd to 47th streets and 30th to 31st Avenue.

03/04/2014

Suspect sought in connection with attempted rape in Astoria. (credit: NYPD)

Suspect Sought In Queens Attempted Rape

A 22-year-old woman was walking on 30th Avenue in Astoria around 3:25 a.m. Sunday when the suspect approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground, police said.

02/27/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Spots for Arepas

At the heart of Venezuelan cooking is the humble arepa, a dense cornmeal cake that can be filled or topped or dipped or eaten plain. The restaurants listed below serve some of the best arepas in the city.

02/12/2014

Overflowing garbage can in Astoria, Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Call On City To Add Garbage Pickup As Trash Piles Up

“We used to have three pickups a day here in Astoria. We are down to one,” New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents the area, said.

01/31/2014

New backlot at Kaufman Studios (Credit: Carol D'Auria, 1010 WINS)

Lights, Camera, Action: Astoria Welcomes New Outdoor Film Lot

A portion of 35th Avenue in Astoria has been blocked off with gates for what’s being called The Backlot at Kaufman Studios.

12/03/2013

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