Astoria

NYC's new ferry service launches route from Astoria

New York City's new ferry service launched its fourth and final route of the year Monday morning, giving commuters another option to get to and from …

Long Island

Queens woman loses teeth, breaks bones to her face during robbery

A Queens woman lost teeth and suffered broken bones in her face during a brutal mugging, police said Wednesday.<p>The 35-year-old victim was returning …

Crime

Astoria Halal Truck Operator Pelted With Eggs Containing 'F-ck Muslim' Message

Police are investigating a possible hate crime in Astoria after a halal cart operator was pelted with eggs and Islamophobic messages earlier this …

New York City

This Astoria performance space wants to help you start your own podcast

Podcasting has exploded in popularity in recent years with the introduction of popular programs such as “Serial,” which unpacks a new crime story …

Podcasting

Search On For Suspect Who Robbed Man, 72, In Astoria

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who robbed a 72-year-old man in Astoria, Queens this week.<p>Police said around …

Crime

Contractor involved in Astoria construction mishap suspended

The Buildings Department on Wednesday suspended a Queens-based contractor — and was shutting 60 of its construction sites — following a …

New York City

Could the City of Salmon Have Become the Manhattan of the West?

References to Lewis and Clark are ubiquitous in Oregon. But the name on my mind while traveling the Beaver State is James MacKay, the explorer who …

Culture

How much for a sunny Astoria penthouse with a lovely terrace?

Can you guess the asking price on this condo?<p><i>Pricespotter</i> <i>is Curbed's pricing guessing game. How much do you think this place is asking? Drop your guess in the comments, and remember, no cheating!</i><p><b>What/Where:</b> 1BR/1BA in Astoria<p><b>Square Footage:</b> 600<p><b>Taxes/Monthly Charges:</b> $397<p>Located on the top floor of …

Condominiums

See Inside The 85-Year-Old Astoria Foundry Where Famous Sculptures Get Made

Modern Art Foundry has produced works like the famed Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.

Art

MTA Repairs This Summer to Impact Astoria Trains

Major track work is coming to the N and W lines in Astoria this summer.<p>And that will mean service disruptions for at least eight weekends.<p>Crews will …

Travel

Police Search For Man Behind Homophobic Anti-Obama Graffiti Spree In Astoria

A vandal believed to be responsible for at least 16 incidents of anti-gay graffiti—much of it directed at Barack Obama—has been caught on video …

New York City

Open For Business: Las Catrinas On Broadway

The Mexico inspired Mexican Bar & Eatery has opened its doors on Broadway right next to Greenbay and we can’t wait to give it a try. Taking the spot …

Man Flashed 13-Year-Old Girl Walking To School In Astoria, Police Say

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Police were searching Thursday for a man who flashed a 13-year-old girl in Astoria, Queens last month.<p>The girl was on her way …

Crime

Hallets Point Project Back on Track After State Approves Tax-Break Program

The state's "Affordable New York" tax program will allow Durst to construct the remaining six buildings.

Housing

Astoria Cove hits the market for $350 million

Developers bet new tax breaks will spur buyer interest<p>Anticipating the reinstatement of a key affordable-housing tax break, a landowner has put a …

Real Estate

Astoria Cove developer looks to sell Queens megaproject site for $350M

Alma Realty’s project would have brought 1,723 apartments to Astoria<p><b>UPDATE (5/10/17)</b>: Developers looking to purchase the Astoria Cove site have until June 28 this year to submit their applications, Cushman & Wakefield (repping Alma Realty) announced today. Cushman said that with a 421-a replacement …

New York City

Would-be thieves use power tools to break into bank

A Queens bank was burglarized early Sunday when at least one thief used power tools to cut a hole in the roof, authorities said.<p>Police discovered a …

New York City

The Fascinating Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

<b>Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh</b> or<b> The Caledonian</b> is a charming historic hotel, nestled right in the heart of all the action in Edinburgh, on the iconic …

Hotels

Greetings from Astoria: A letter from RJMetrics alum Matt Monihan

<i>Writing Home is a series where Philly tech expats write to us of their new lives. Wanna write one? Email editor Juliana Reyes at …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Graffiti With Obama's Name, Anti-Gay Slur, Found On Lawmakers' Offices In Astoria

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Hate graffiti with the name Obama and an anti-gay epithet was found on the office of elected officials in Astoria on …

Astoria Financial sold to Sterling Bancorp

The onetime target of New York Community Bancorp, Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF) will merge with Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) in an all-stock deal valued …

Business

Sterling Bancorp (STL) Acquires Astoria Financial (AF) - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Astoria Financial Corporation in conjunction with this event.<p>125<p>Click to enlarge

Astoria’s Sugar Freak will reopen at former MexiBBQ location next month

Sugar Freak, a New Orleans-themed restaurant in Astoria, will reopen next month in a bigger space across the street.<p>Formerly located at 36-18 30th …

Deep Frying

Astoria Financial: A Smart Deal for Sterling?

This morning, <b>Sterling Bancorp</b> (STL) announced that it would pay $2.2 billion for <b>Astoria Financial</b> (AF) in an all-stock deal. And judging by the …

Markets

Woman Says Man Made Racist Remarks, Came At Her With Umbrella In Astoria

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A woman said she was harassed and threatened – all because of her race – as she walked home from a store in Astoria, Queens …

Prejudice

Astoria Walldorf becomes 1st team in Germany to make 4th substitution

Twitter/@millardayo<p>Thanks to Astoria Walldorf, it is time to turn the page in footballing substitute history.<p>The fourth-tier German side played …

Sports

The Academy, another pricey rental, debuts in Astoria from $1,800

The average rental is on the market for 41 days in Astoria—will these rent even faster because they’re new?<p>Astoria is joining the ranks of new rental-friendly neighborhoods, one building at a time. On the heels of leasing efforts at Graffiti House, the 28-apartment rental with a “rotating art …

Real Estate

At Astoria's Graffiti House, street art is both inspiration and marketing tool

Artists from the Welling Court Mural Project had a hand in decorating this luxe Queens rental<p>In the past few decades, many neighborhoods hugging the East River in Brooklyn and Queens have landed within the hands of developers eager to turn them into the next hot neighborhood—witness the changes to …

Street Art

Astoria Financial announces retirement Of Gerard C. Keegan

Gerard C. Keegan, Vice Chairman, Sr. Executive VP and COO of Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF) +1.3% will retire from executive positions effective March …

Retirement

7 Tips to Improve Facebook Targeting

Recommended for You<p><b>Financial Resources</b>—Did you know that it was possible to target people based on their financial resources? Under Demographics, you …

Small Business