All Blog Posts Tagged 'death' (9)

Dead Man Found Next to Blackbird's Bar in Astoria

Photo by Christina Santucci

A man was found dead Monday afternoon beneath a van parked next to Blackbird's Bar on 30th Avenue and 42nd Street. Neighbors were not able to identify the man who reportedly removed his shoes and laid down under the van as if to take a nap.

Here's the scoop from the Times Ledger:

Police are trying to identify a black man in his 40s or 50s who was found dead…


Added by Ran Craycraft on May 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Beautician at Astoria Funeral Home Calls Herself "Fashion Guru for the Dead"

Some call her creepy but others simply call her misunderst- … no, she’s creepy. Marilyn Snodgrass is a dim-witted and adorably eerie beautician at the Astoria funeral home. Self appointed “fashion guru for the dead”, Marilyn was asked to give a speech for the New York Funeral Committee over her unique style choices for the recently deceased.…


Added by Jenn Dodd on May 2, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

What Happened at Tantra Lounge

So, I got a text yesterday from a fellow WLAer:


WLAer: “This is random, but do you know if someone was killed on Halloween night outside of Tantra Lounge on 36th Ave/31st St?”

Me: “I have no idea! Where did you get that idea?”

WLAer: “The yellow police tape outside the building near my…


Added by Eileen Thompson on November 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Collision in Astoria Kills Girl, 10

The weekend came to a screeching halt on Sunday night when a two car accident at the intersection of 31st St. and 34th Ave. took the life of 10-year-old, Sabrina Mangos of Tennyson, Australia. The family was visiting Astoria from Australia when their GMC mini-van was struck by a silver Nissan Sentra, tipping it onto its side, and crushing the little girl.

Onlookers rushed to the scene where they were able to flip the van right-side-up and free the small girl…


Added by Ran Craycraft on August 8, 2011 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Remembering "Wacko Jacko"

Sure, he was weird, a whole lotta crazy and it's kinda likely he played with young boys in a manner that's inappropriate for adults, but -- love him or hate him -- the man knew how to make some music, didn't he?


It's two years today since ol' MJ lost his life, but his music lives on. In…


Added by Eileen Thompson on June 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This Weekend In Astoria (5/6/2011)

If you're like me, you're probably chugging coffee and trying to hide the fact that you're still recovering from Cinco de Mayo madness from your boss at work. If so, rock on, Rockstar! You've earned this Weekender, jam-packed with everything you need to keep the party going all weekend long.




Added by Eileen Thompson on May 6, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Melting Snow Reveals Astoria Man Dead Inside Car

As the ice melted on Friday afternoon along Newtown Avenue, the body of 31-year old Albanian-born, Argent Dyryzi was revealed inside his roommate's 2007 navy blue BMW.


Photo: Marcus Yam for The New York Times


Dyryzi is believed to have died on Wednesday after being overcome with carbon…


Added by Ran Craycraft on February 7, 2011 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Local Pizzeria Owner Dies in Fire

Photo: Peter Thorn WPIX


WPIX has reported that…


Added by Ran Craycraft on January 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

In Memory of Joseph Rizzo

Earlier this week, Astoria lost a staple in the community. Proud father of six, lover of the arts, and founder of Rizzo's Pizza, Joe Rizzo, succumbed to cancer. In observance of his loss, Rizzo's Pizza will be closed on Saturday, May 15th.

Our hearts are with the Rizzo family in this difficult time. Over the last two years, Rizzo's has been a great friend to WLA. Many of you… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on May 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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