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…
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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.…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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.
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…Continue