New York City was a-buzz last night with basketball fans talking about the Knicks first win with their brand new star, Carmelo Anthony.
But 'Melo isn't the the only person Knicks fans have to thank for what may become the team's most promising season in years; the trade agreement between the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks would never have happened if it weren't for Astoria's hometown hero, Donnie…Continue
Added by Eileen Thompson on February 24, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
Word has definitely gotten out about the WLA6K Party...
MyOpenBar.com just gave the party a shout-out on their website and newsletter, tipping off everyone that this Friday's party is going down and that the free beer will be a-flowin'. The good news is this party is gonna be bananas, so if you haven't RSVP'd yet, get on…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on February 23, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Astoria is home to two of the biggest East Coast movie studios, as well as the locals who make them. This weekend's 83rd Annual Academy Awards will honor them all; the best films, actors, writers, producers and other artists who helped make this year's movies we love.
It's practically a national tradition to grab your friends and catch the big show, and there are tons of parties happening around the neighborhood in honor of the event, so what are you…
Photo: Peter Belegrinos mugshot (2005)
After more than five years on the lam, 29-year-old accused child molester, Peter Belegrinos was arrested today in the main Amsterdam airport.
According to court documents, in August, 2005, Belegrinos approached three children in Astoria Park between the ages of 9…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on February 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This week, we opened up a challenge amongst members of our Astoria Foodies Network group in search of Astoria's best food porn.
We received hundreds of member submissions and were able to narrow them down to these top ten. Judging was exceptionally scientific--based largely on
The winner of the photo contest will receive a dinner for two to…Continue
This gorgeous, entangled maze of spaghetti even makes sardines look sexy. The tightly arranged dusting of parsley adds contrastand excitement to an exceptionally well photographed…
Hail to the Queen Throwdown
Female Only Competition on February 26, 2011
“Strong is the new skinny. Strong is beautiful.”…Continue
Added by Paul @ CFQ on February 22, 2011 at 1:18am — No Comments
I first moved to Astoria when I graduated college in 2000. My very first apartment was on 42nd St. and 25th Ave. Some of my most-frequented spots on Steinway Street were Alex Deli, where I'd get a chicken parmesan sandwich for a late night snack; and the more than 30-year-old Italian-owned establishment, Caffe Borbone,…Continue
This week, Council Member Vallone issued a statement addressing Mayor Bloomberg's planned project to rename the Queensborough Bridge after former Mayer Ed Koch. Vallone brought up a good point in this WSJ article that this would never happen to the Brooklyn Bridge, so why rename NYC's skyline tribute to Queens?
Added by Bradley Hawks on February 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
To some disappointment, the old Blue Restaurant shuttered its doors last December with little speak of what its future held until now.
Photo: The old Blue Restaurant by craneboy on Flickr
We're happy to announce a new restaurant called…Continue
Don't pack the winter coats away just yet--after a couple of balmy days, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday return to sweater weather.
Our WLA6K Bash has legs! We're still a week away and almost at capacity, so grab your spot while there's still guaranteed admittance. We'll be featuring live band karaoke--live out your rockstar dreams on stage backed by a real live rock band. Oh, and…Continue
Astoria's Holiday Bandit has now risen to #1 on the FBI's Most Wanted list. After seven armed robberies since his spree began in December, Ukrainian-born "Mark" Marat Mikhaylich struck again today at the Investors Savings Bank located at 35th and Broadway.
The FBI believes Mikhaylich does not have a getaway vehicle and is instead fleeing on foot to a nearby hideaway. Federal officials are now offering "a significant…Continue