July 22, 2020 By Christian Murray
A woman who was walking along 35th Street near 36th Avenue in Astoria Monday night was stabbed and slashed by a knife-wielding man, police said.
The victim, 38, was attacked while walking between 35th and 36th Avenues at around 10:15 p.m., police said.
One person who arrived on the scene shortly after the incident told the Queens Post that they heard screams while at the Sunswick Bar, which is located on the corner of the 35th Street and 35th Avenue.
The victim had been pinned up against a car, the witness said, and her neck, chest and hand were slashed by a box cutter.
Police said the victim went to Elmhurst Hospital but didn’t have information about the victim’s condition.
The witness said the woman’s injuries were not too serious and that she took a cab to the hospital to avoid being charged ambulance fees.
The witness was stunned that the victim’s first concern after being attack was her medical bills.
That block has always been shady, particularly in the middle. Anyhow the 36th avenue corridor is not considered prime Astoria and was always low brow even when I was a kid. You can call it the ‘Kaufman Arts District’ or whatever other fashionable left-wing term you desire but its still a crappy area aesthetically and demographically.