53 year old Yaacov Shemesh, of Astoria, has been arrested and charged with writing 22 hate-filled messages, along with counts of aggravated harassment and criminal mischief, according to police. There is no doubt that most Astorians have seen the handy work of Shemesh around the neighborhood. The 53 year old homophobe was busy spray painting…

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It's not the first time that Astoria First Realty realtor Phivos Ioannou has made the news over the years. The Astoria based realty office was recently ordered to close their doors after yet another scandal.  A few years ago, Phivos served federal prison time and was stripped of his real estate license after being found…

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According to the New York Post, there have been two seperate incidents Sunday, where in one a woman was slashed, while in the other, two men were inured – one was cut and the other was set ablaze. The police are looking into the likeliness that both incedents are connected.  The 39 year old woman was slashed…

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Astoria Bank on 37-16 30th Ave. was robbed Friday at 2:05 p.m, March 4, according to Police.  The man who appeared to be in his late 20's, approached the teller of the bank and demanded money. The teller proceeded to hand over an undisclosed amount, after which the man grabbed the cash and fled the scene.…

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