Astoria

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 …

New York City

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.

New York City

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

Why Astoria Financial Shares Are Surging Today

After a long (but unfruitful) dance with New York Community Bancorp, Astoria Financial has made a new deal to merge with Sterling Bancorp.<p><b>What's</b> …

Investing

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 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

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

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

Sterling Bancorp to buy NY-based Astoria Financial for $2.2bn

New York-based bank Astoria Financial has on Tuesday agreed to be acquired by Sterling Bancorp for $2.2bn, less than three months after regulators …

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 …

Astoria Market & Cafe goes Mediterranean on Cleveland's Near West Side (photos) (review)

On one of those cement-sky February days in Cleveland, we sat near the windows at Astoria Market & Cafe on Detroit Avenue and saw sunshine land on …

Restaurants

Millennials no longer looking to rent in W’burg, Bushwick or Greenpoint

North Brooklyn may be popular with millennials but fewer and fewer twenty-somethings are looking to rent there. Turns out — and no surprise here — …

Millennials