Astoria

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

Construct material collapse injures two workers, traps one

A load of construction materials dropped through the upper floor to the basement, critically injuring two workers and trapping a third.

Long Island

Where to Stay in Mallorca, Spain: Astoria Playa Adults-Only Hotel

With my birthday right around the corner, I had no idea how I was going to celebrate. All I knew that somewhere amid that celebration lots of …

Hotels

Big reveal: $675,000 for a sunny Astoria penthouse with a lovely terrace

Did you guess the right price?<p>Yesterday we asked you to guess the price on this sunny Astoria condo, and this week too, we have a winner. 10012 guessed the right answer: $675,000. Now, having announced the winner let’s get to some of the other comments. Unfortunately, most of our readers weren’t …

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

Curbed Cuts: NYC’s secret gardens, a new voting sticker, subway outages

Four things you need to know today<p><i>Welcome to Curbed Cuts, a tri-weekly digest connecting the dots between shelter, structure, parks, transportation, and more.</i><p>A more New York-y voting sticker<p>Getting an “I Voted” sticker is one of the (possibly few) joys of the voting process in New York City, and …

MTA

CRA compliance issue could cause snag for Sterling-Astoria deal

Sterling Bancorp in Montebello, N.Y., is facing questions over Community Reinvestment Act deficiencies that could delay approval of its deal to buy …

Federal Reserve

The N train will close in Astoria for eight weekends this summer

The elevated N train in Astoria is too damn loud, and the MTA is going to spend a good chunk of the summer fixing it.<p>The authority announced on …

New York City

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 …

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 …

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 …

Crime

Taxi driver stabbed by motorist in road rage attack in Queens

A mad motorist stabbed a taxi driver during a road rage attack in Queens, officials said Wednesday.

Uber

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 …

New York City

Astoria To Host 2 New Fast-Response Cutters For Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected Astoria as the new home for two fast response cutters by 2021, a decision that will expand the agency’s footprint …

Oregon

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

Police: 13 Parked Cars Damaged By 3 Men In Astoria

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Police are searching for three men accused of damaging 13 parked cars in Astoria earlier this month.<p>According to police, the …

Policing

First Bites at Vintage, the Newest Addition to Ditmars!

Have you been to Vintage Wine Bar on Ditmars yet? They’ve been open for a little over a month, and we’ve FINALLY made our way over. And based on the …

Restaurants

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

Alma Realty’s project would have brought 1,723 apartments to Astoria<p>After all the back and forth surrounding the controversial Astoria Cove megaproject in Queens, the developer, Alma Realty is now looking to sell the site for $350 million, <i>Crain’s</i> has learned.<p>The news follows shortly after a <i>New York</i> …

New York City

Astoria Cove hits the market for $350 million

Anticipating the reinstatement of a key affordable-housing tax break, a landowner has put a sprawling development site on the Queens waterfront up …

Real Estate

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

Astoria Park renovation plan gets new renderings

Phase one will focus on creating a new track and soccer field on a site beneath the Triborough Bridge<p>The city’s Parks Department has unveiled renderings gives an idea of what a 12-acre section of Astoria Park will look like after its $13.5 million renovation. The revamp is just a small portion of a …

Letter: Port shuns fishing fleet

Open letter to the Astoria Port Commissioners: I am a career professional commercial fisherman. I just purchased my 59th Oregon commercial fishing …

Fishing

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

Top state Democrat finds homophobic graffiti on Queens building

A top state Democrat said that for the second time in the past week, a vandal sprayed the outside of his Queens office with the words “Obama …

New York City

Graffitti 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 …

Equality

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

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Sterling Bancorp's New York State of Mind - Bloomberg Gadfly

The rally in U.S. bank shares has begotten another deal.<p>Sterling Bancorp on Tuesday agreed to buy Astoria Financial Corp. in a $2.2 billion …

Banking

Astoria Financial finds a new suitor in Sterling Bancorp

Astoria Financial's rebound relationship is with Sterling Bancorp.<p>The two banks have agreed to a tie-up valued at $2.2 billion after Astoria's …

Banking

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 …