Annabel Short
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  • Astoria, NY
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Seeking videoartist for tomorrow night (Weds 20 July)

Hi all, This is VERY short notice but if you're a videoartist (or have a video camera and know how to use it!) and are interested in taking footage of this event tomorrow evening in Astoria please…Continue

Started Jul 19, 2011

Any wordpress experts out there?! Need help getting 30th Ave blog up again
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Hi all, My blog has had what I think in Wordpress terminology is called a "white page of death".  Basically the whole site is just a blank white…Continue

Tags: websites, wordpress, Tech

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annabel Short Apr 25, 2011.


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I've lived in Astoria since November 2009, and New York since 2007. Alongside my work with a non-profit (, I'm currently writing a blog called "30th Ave - A Year in the Life of A Street": I'm posting one interview each week with someone who lives or works along 30th Ave - please get in touch if you'd like to suggest an interviewee. I live with my husband Carlos (native New Yorker!) and our baby son Jack (likewise).
Non-profit program director; likes reading, swimming, exploring Astoria and beyond
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An update on the "I live here" mural project and how to get involved

Hi Why Leave Astorians,

I'm working on a mural in Queens that says "I live here" in the 160+ languages spoken in the borough - to be created sometime in 2014. 

To prepare I'm collecting the words for "I live here" in each language, in both written and video form.  SO if you speak a language that's not yet featured on the project website, please get in touch annabel (at) with the words…


Posted on December 1, 2013 at 4:00pm

Short videos of "I live here" in languages spoken in Queens

Hi Why Leave Astorians,

Do you speak a language other than English?  If so please consider sending a few-second video (webcam / phone video is fine) of the equivalent of "I live here" in that language to me at: annabel (at)

The plan is to bring together videos for…


Posted on July 16, 2013 at 9:00am

Inviting your input - On languages spoken in Queens

Hi Why Leave Astorians,

I have just launched a project to create (sometime in 2014) a mural in Queens that says "I live here" in all of the 160+ languages spoken in the borough.  I would love input in the form of:

- Language advice!: Input on how to write "I live here" in any of the languages:…


Posted on June 3, 2013 at 9:27pm — 1 Comment

Speaking with "locked out" Trade Fair meat workers

In the pic: Tara Pappas of UFCW Local 342 (far left), with workers from Trade Fair meat department including Eunice Izquierdo (second from right) and Beatriz Gomez (far right).

Belatedly sharing this post from Saturday (

From last Wednesday, Trade Fair employees have been standing…


Posted on March 21, 2013 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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