Get Involved with WLA

We're always open to feedback on how to improve WLA. If you would like to contribute your expertise to help make a better community platform, please let us know.

We don't generate much revenue around here, so compensation is often in the form of drinks, eats, or merch. But if your love for Astoria transcends income, don't be afraid to let us know!

Immediate opportunities include:
-Writing
-Design
-Development
-Sales
-Marketing
-Event Planning

If you're interested in any of the above opportunities, please let us know!

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Comment by Amcruz on October 9, 2011 at 9:19pm
I would love to be able to write reviews and let people know about any places I have visited in Astoria so that you may add these deals to your page:)
Comment by Will on May 19, 2011 at 6:08am
I would like to help in Marketing if needed.
Comment by St3f@n0 on March 15, 2011 at 2:23pm
Hello, I'm organizing a Pub Crawl which is located on the EVENTS page and I reached out to a lot of bars and restaurants (I was the marketing mgr. @ Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group) I learned various things in my research and have some great ideas that I'd like to look to implement. Let me know if you're interested.
Comment by Ran Craycraft on February 22, 2011 at 5:49pm
Hi Jonathan, thank you for reaching out. We would love for you to post some of your articles and videos to the site. In fact, we want to encourage EVERYONE to do the same. It's really easy, just post a blog here: http://www.whyleaveastoria.com/profiles/blog/new
Ones that are especially well-written and applicable to most of Astoria will get featured to the main page of the site. Looking forward to seeing more from you!
Comment by Jonathan Forgash on February 22, 2011 at 6:21am

Hey guys, really love what you have done for Astoria.  Keep it up.

 

I am a chef caterer living and working in the neighborhood.  Currently working on articles and short videos around food, cooking and Astoria.  Would like to be involved in getting the word out about the great foods, culture and people of the area.  Can I contribute a story here or a link from my website?

 

Please be in touch and let me know how I can be involved. 

 

-Jonathan Forgash

Comment by Brian on October 28, 2010 at 7:22pm
I'm a photographer and writer by hobby living in Astoria. Professionally, I work in e-commerce and am a one man think tank when it comes to making my companies websites as user friendly as possible. I'd love to be a regular contributor. You can check my page to see that I've started up a blog, in which I'll regularly be posting photos from the neighborhood and probably be doing a lot of local restaurant reviews, as I am a restaurant-a-holic, especially regarding all of the spots in Astoria.
Comment by David M on May 29, 2010 at 2:11pm
In order to help users familiarize themselves with (and aid in remembering) places on the list they haven't heard of, It would be helpful if the WLA Card discounts table could show:

1) the street address of the establishment
2) all entries in one page (optionally, by user pref)

3) Computed distance to destination from a current location
would be a "really neat", since you are already hooking into Google Maps, though you can pretty well judge that in your head with (1)

4) filtered lists (for when it gets bigger), by category, and distance

I'd offer to help, but 1, 2 & 4 would be pretty trivial for whomever is already familiar with the construction of the site. Even for 3, they could probably make quick work out of it given that they already have hooked in the maps themselves.
Comment by Ran Craycraft on January 19, 2010 at 1:24pm
Hi Teddie, yes. I could always use a hand. Just contact me directly to set up a convenient time/place to discuss. Thanks for reaching out.
Comment by teddie on January 19, 2010 at 1:18pm
You guys still need help with marketing/event planning??? Would love to help out!

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