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The Thirsty Koala brings Queensland to Queens
The Thirsty Koala brings Queensland to Queens
Dining Queens Courier Staff 3/30/2013 at 12:43PM

BY BRADLEY HAWKS The Thirsty Koala, Astoria’s new Australian restaurant, brings Queensland to Queens. Adorned with indigenous artifacts like boomerangs and didgeridoo (a long woodwind instrument) among vibrantly lit blonde onyx and pinewood-planked walls, the new menu reads like a comestible glossary of Australian terms, from jaffles and crosti to kakadu, kumara, and even kangaroo [...]

Eye in the sky
Eye in the sky
News Michael Pantelidis 4/05/2012 at 5:01PM

One Astoria legislator is keeping an eye on crime – literally. Following the violent mugging of a neighborhood deli owner in a local parking lot – which went undetected due to a broken Department of Transportation (DOT) surveillance camera – Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has installed his own recording device overlooking the area, located at [...]

[Watch Video] Police search for suspects in two Astoria robberies
News Billy Rennison 12/08/2011 at 11:30AM

Police are searching for three suspects wanted in connection with two December 1 Astoria robberies. The suspects approached two victims along Ditmars Boulevard displaying a black semi automatic handgun demanding cash and cell phone, according to police. The first incident occurred at 27th Street at approximately 7 p.m. with the second robbery taking place just [...]

Two women shot in Astoria
News Steve Mosco 12/05/2011 at 1:36PM

Cops are on the hunt for a man who allegedly shot his wife and daughter inside of a home in Astoria on Monday morning. According to reports, the two women were shot in the head and were taken to Elmhurst Hospital and are now listed in stable condition. The shooting happened around 8:50 a.m. at [...]