Adopt a pet this weekend in LIC

More than 150 dogs and cats will be up for adoption at Adoptapalooza this Sunday, October 11. Taking place at Koeppel Subaru Showroom at 42-01 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the event will also feature family-friendly activities including face painting, and pet photos, all free of charge.

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Adopt Ali this weekend at Adoptapalooza!

Police looking for man who broke into woman’s house

According to DNAinfo, and the NYPD, a woman chased away a man who broke into her Astoria home while she was asleep.

largerThe victim, who is in her late 30’s, was sleeping on the couch and woke up to find the intruder in her home. When she confronted him, he ran out of the front door.

Police are searching for the suspect who entered the home near 21st Street and 26th Road through a side window shortly before 6 a.m. on July 22, 2015.

The suspect is described as 6-foot-1 | 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Local Car Service, Paisa, wins over residents with new AD campaign

There’s no denying that Uber and Lyft are dominating the car service market.

A combination of convenience, nice cars, and a cool app seem to be the reasons why these companies are on top. That… and elite marketing of course.

Well, Paisa / Sunnyside Car Service, with bases in Astoria and Sunnyside, has stepped up their marketing game; with an ad campaign that displays their new app, specials and services in an “uber cool” way


“Support Local, Save Money,” is one approach they took. “We love our community,” said Manager Shane Lowry. “Targeting the pride of Astoria residents has been an effective way of reaching the heart of their community.” “We’ve been here nearly 10 years, and we’re here to stay,” said the young, energetic Paisa ambassador.

A few months ago, Entrepreneur magazine published a story titled, 6 Benefits for You and Your Community From Supporting Local entrepreneurs. This article pointed out how spending your money on local businesses actually does help your hyper local economy. “One Chicago study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer,” the Entrepreneur article reported.

Other benefits include: knowing the people behind the product and better customer service.

Paisa Car Service customers can always visit Paisa’s office at 3812 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103. “Our drivers consist of mostly local Astoria residents who take pride in their local community,” said Lowry. Our drivers take pride in the good service they provide  and we are committed to giving our customers the best experience possible,” Lowry proclaimed.

Paisa / Sunnyside Car Service’s brand new app can be found in the Apple Store under “Paisa Car Service,” or “Sunnyside Car Service.” They’re offering a 10% discount when you use their app.  So, support local and save money… and enjoy Paisa / Sunnyside’s top of the line service.




Russian cafe chain Stolle Bakery opening outpost in Falchi building

Popular Russian cafe Stolle Bakery is opening up their LIC outpost tomorrow in the Falchi building. This will be the first American store for the popular Russian chain, which has grown to more than 49 locations throughout Europe since opening in St. Petersburg in 2002. Their specialty is pie, with offerings from savory chicken and salmon pies, to raspberry and strawberry pies.

They’ll soon be opening a second NYC shop on Court St. in Brooklyn.


A Stolle blackberry pie.

Man fatally shot outside of Astoria hookah lounge



A 26-year-old man was gunned down early this morning outside of a hookah lounge.

The man, whose identity hasn’t been released yet, was fatally shot outside of the Crystal Lounge, near 25-86 Steinway Street around 4 a.m. He was shot once in the chest and once in the leg.

Police believe that an altercation began within the lounge and then escalated outside. The suspected shooter was allegedly arguing with the man before pulling a gun from his white BMW, according to DNAinfo. The BMW owner then took off after the shooting. About 10 shell casings were discovered at the scene.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police searching for this man who grabbed a woman’s butt on N train

Last week, this man (pictured right) allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a woman on a Queens bound N train.


As the woman turned to confront the man, he then grabbed her buttocks again and fled the train at the Broadway and 31st Street station.

The suspect is reported to be male, white, stocky build, 30 to 35 years old. He is 6’ to 6’2”, blue eyes, wearing glasses.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.