An overview: Multi-family buildings in Astoria and Long Island City


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Neighborhoods in Queens are experiencing revitalization through the renovation of 1950s and pre-war era apartment buildings as well as the addition of new, modern buildings that have attracted the attention of young families.

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Homeless Queens woman sentenced for 2010 Astoria Park beating, strangulation


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A 33-year-old homeless woman has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for her role in the 2010 fatal beating and strangulation of a 32-year-old man in Astoria Park, according to the Queens district attorney.

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‘Mad Men’ creator discusses show influences, exhibit at Astoria museum


| kmedoff@queenscourier.com

Photo by Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image

Museum members, “Mad Men” fans and movie buffs packed the Sumner M. Redstone Theater on March 20 as the showrunner of the popular TV series, which comes to a close in May, visited the museum for “Inside Mad Men: An Evening with Matthew Weiner.”

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Suspect arrested in string of LIC, Astoria restaurant break-ins


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Screenshot via NYPD

One man’s burglary spree has come to an end, as officers of the 114th and 108th precincts worked together to arrest him for allegedly breaking into businesses overnight in Long Island City and Astoria dating back to last June.

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‘Law & Order: SVU,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’ crossover episode films in Astoria


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Police cars lined up on 29th Street in Astoria Monday morning as members of the elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit tried to solve another crime with the help of some friends from Chicago — all for an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”

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George Clooney, Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola stop by Astoria’s Taverna Kyclades


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos via Instagram/tavernakyclades

Bill Murray brought some of his famous friends to Astoria’s Taverna Kyclades restaurant this week, including George Clooney, who was just spotted filming his latest movie in the neighborhood.

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Daughter still hopeful as search for missing Astoria man enters second week


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Poster via Findphil Facebook page

Heather Arabadjis hasn’t given up hope as the search for her missing 63-year-old father, who suffers from various mental disorders, reaches its second week without any leads.

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Suspect arrested in violent Astoria robbery of elderly man


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Video courtesy of NYPD

A teary-eyed confession on an Astoria street corner has led to the arrest of a man in the violent robbery of an elderly deli customer earlier this week, authorities said.

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New ferry system will benefit burgeoning Astoria waterfront


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Map courtesy of Councilman Vincent Gentile

As development heats up on the Astoria waterfront, the area is further poised to become another bustling Queens community with the addition of a ferry dock, which will connect future residents to Manhattan and other parts of the city.

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