Tag Archives: Shore Boulevard

Woman’s body found washed up near Astoria Park

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The body of a woman was found washed up on the Astoria shoreline Saturday morning, according to the NYPD.

The unidentified woman was found unresponsive about 11 a.m. near Astoria Park South and Shore Boulevard, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was badly decomposed.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation remains ongoing, cops said.



Vehicle goes into East River blocks from deadly Astoria accident

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Updated 4:15 p.m.

A car crashed into the East River just blocks away from a fatal accident where four people lost their lives Friday night, police said.

The vehicle was traveling on 20th Avenue and Shore Boulevard in Astoria about 4 a.m. Saturday when it went through a fence and entered the water, according to the NYPD.

When cops arrived, the vehicle’s four passengers were out of the river and told police  that the driver fled the scene. They were then taken to Mount Sinai Queens where they were treated and released, officials said.



Man’s body found in water near Astoria

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Police are investigating a body discovered in the East River near Astoria Monday morning.

The unidentified man, who is approximately 40 to 50 years old, was found floating in the water about 7:50 a.m. in the vicinity of Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South, cops said.

He was removed from the river and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The cause of death has yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing, according to the NYPD.



Queens man busted for weapons cache in Astoria apartment

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A man who was arrested last week for keeping a large arsenal of guns, ammo and other dangerous weapons in his Astoria home was arraigned over the weekend and received a $1 million bail, according to court records.

What first led police to the suspect’s apartment was an incident on August 26, where gunshots were fired into the air in front of 20-11 Shore Boulevard, said police.

Later that week, the suspect, Michael Millazzo, 53, was identified through video surveillance and a search warrant was issued for his Astoria apartment at the same Shore Boulevard address.

According to the NYPD, when authorities searched his apartment on August 31 they found a large cache of weapons that included two firearms, 26 magazines, 10,537 rounds of ammunition, 32 machetes, 60 knives of various sizes, 16 air pistols, one air rifle, seven tasers, eight brass knuckles, nine batons and 10 handcuffs.

Millazzo was arrested the same day and charged with various counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment.