Verbal argument leads to stabbing


Police are looking for this man who stabbed a 19-year-old man after a verbal altercation.

Authorities say that on October 14, at approximately 5:28 p.m., the victim and several suspects got into a heated argument in front of 40-02 Broadway.

As the 19-year-old victim was leaving the location, this man approached him from behind and used an “unknown sharp object” to stab the victim in his lower torso area.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and treated for his injuries.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.


CB1 to host Citi Bike expansion meeting


Community Board 1 is hosting a community planning workshop about the expansion of Citi Bike into Astoria at the end of October.

It’s an opportunity for residents to give input and ask any questions to representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as local elected officials who have been invited to attend.

The first meeting will be at Bohemian Hall (29-19 24th Avenue) on Wednesday, October 26 starting at 6 p.m.

There will be another meeting at PS 166 at 30-09 35th Avenue on November 3rd.

Register to vote at the Souvlaki Lady



If you haven’t yet registered to vote and want to participate in this year’s presidential election, the deadline to register is Friday, October 14.

And if you haven’t tried the Souvlaki Lady’s food on Ditmars Boulevard and 33rd Street, you’re also missing out.

Now, you can do both at the same time.

The mayor’s office is working together with Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project to create a voter registration drive called #NoshTheVote, where food trucks across the city will be equipped with voter registration forms.

“We are fighting for every vote to count,” Mayor de Blasio said. “We’re working with some of NYC’s food trucks and street cars to serve up delicious food and voter registration forms.”

The Souvlaki Lady in Astoria is one of 12 trucks to participate in the drive.

According to the mayor’s office, 2 million eligible voters have not yet registered in New York City.

If you’d like to sign up to vote the traditional way, visit by Friday, October 14.

Bank teller shuts down robbery attempt

2859-16-mcs-114-pct-attempted-bank-robbery-10-7-16When confronted by a robber, a bank teller in Astoria told her to buzz off.

Police say that on Friday, October 7, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a woman wearing a gray hoodie with words “New York” sprawled across and blue gloves approaches a bank teller at Santander bank, located at 37-10 Broadway.

She handed the 44-year-old teller a note demanding money. The teller promptly refused, and the robber left the bank without any funds.

Now police are searching for the failed robber, whose photo is seen above.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

NYC Cupcake Run at Astoria Park


The 4th annual New York City Cupcake Run is taking place next Saturday, October 15th at Astoria Park starting at 11 a.m.

The Cupcake Run is exactly how it sounds – participants will compete a 5K run, approximately two laps around the park, while stopping at checkpoints to eat three cupcakes on the route.

The event was planned was Jason Feirman, who also started the NYC Pizza Run in 2010.

“I love eating and I love running, so I decided to combine these passions into a one of kind New York City experience,” Feirman said.

He added that he created the cupcake run for those who have “a bit more of a sweet tooth.”

There’s a $50 registration fee that includes a t-shirt, bib, three cupcakes and a gift bag.

Participants are also invited to Rocky McBride’s after the race, where they’ll be served free food and drinks, including “cupcake-themed drinks, like cupcake martinis.”

Part of the proceeds will go toward New York Cares.

For more information on the NYC Cupcake Run and to register, visit

TOMORROW: How to Avoid Senior Scams free event


Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas is hosting a free event tomorrow to inform seniors about how to best avoid scams and frauds.

Featuring speakers from the Queens District Attorney’s office and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), it will focus on how the elderly are frequent targets of financial frauds.

Tomorrow’s event will be at the Catholic Charities Dellamonica Steinway Senior Center at 23-56 Broadway from 11 a.m. to noon.

Simotas will have another event on October 25th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center at 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South.

“I hope these events will empower seniors to recognize the warning signs when they’re being targeted by a con artist or scammer so they can avoid being victims,” Simotas said. “But if they do fall prey to a scam, knowing who to call for help and how to fight back is equally important.”

Speakers at tomorrow’s event include: PO Edward Soto from the 114th Precinct’s Community Affairs Unit, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kane, who is the deputy chief of the Elder Fraud Unit of the Queens District Attorney’s Office, and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas.

Meet the 114th’s new NCOs

ctdjthwxeaeuwhz-jpg-largeThe 114th Precinct is one of the many police precincts throughout the city to introduce NCOs, or neighborhood coordination officers. They’re the cops who will be bringing the police tactic of neighborhood policing, or knowing your neighborhood and the residents and businesses in it, back to New York City.

Last week, the precinct released a map of where the new NCOs will be patrolling by foot. Here’s a breakdown of who will be covering which areas:

  • Sector David (Astoria Park South to Queens Plaza North, 21st Street to Main Street on Roosevelt Island)
    • NCOs: PO Matthes and PO Esposito
  • Sector Boy (19th Avenue to Astoria Boulevard North, 20th Avenue to Hoyt Avenue North, Shore Boulevard t0 81st Street)
    • NCOs: PO Masouridis and PO Holly
  • Sector Charlie (Astoria Boulevard South to Northern Boulevard, Steinway Street to east side of 21st Street)
    • NCOs: PO Bedoya and PO Ferraro
  • Sector Adam (Astoria Boulevard South to 37th Avenue, Steinway Street to Brooklyn-Queens Expressway east and west)
    • NCOs: PO Krala and PO Lewandowski