Mother and son arrested after her boyfriend found shot, set on fire in Astoria


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

An Astoria woman enlisted the help of her children this weekend to get rid of the body of her boyfriend, whom she shot twice after a dispute over infidelity and money, according to authorities.

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Astoria lumberyard site on sale for possible residential, commercial development


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image via Google Maps

The development site located at 69-15 Astoria Blvd. is currently on the market and is considered a “versatile property” available for potential residential or commercial development, according to GFI Realty Services Inc., which has been named the exclusive sales agent for the property.

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WATCH: Astoria puppet visits Queens and vies for votes in America’s Got Talent live round


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Screenshot via nbc.com

Along with wowing audiences for a third time on America’s Got Talent — with an act fit for Las Vegas — one unique contestant made his return to the place he says will always be in his heart: Astoria.

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Astoria playwright to debut three-person production at New York International Fringe Festival


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Photo by Darren Cox

An Astoria playwright’s new production is set to take the big stage at the New York International Fringe Festival this week and hopes to keep audiences thinking even after they leave the theater.

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Suspect assaults, robs Astoria furniture store employee over missing sofa: NYPD


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Video courtesy of NYPD

Police have released video footage of a man who they say assaulted and robbed an Astoria furniture store employee last month after he went looking for a refund on a sofa that he said was never delivered.

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Astoria Flea at Kaufman Astoria Studios returns with Saturday night markets


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Photo by Pete Olsen

The popular market, which received immense positive feedback when it first launched last May, will open once again for a night market this September.

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Astoria Lego designer featured in new documentary


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Astoria resident Cody Wells is the Lego designer behind the company C3Brix — which specializes in Lego mosaics, portraits, models and figures — and in the past year has seen an increase in success, including being featured in the documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary.”

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