February 2012 Blog Posts (63)

Free Self Defense Class for Women!

Tightan Gym is offering a free self defense class for women 5:00-6:00 pm Wednesday, February 15.  Prior registration is required at http://www.tightan.com/free-self-defense-program.php.  I participated in yesterday's class and thought it was great!

Added by Beth Robison on February 9, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

FOR ADOPTION - Shepherd Mix 2yr Old Male

Black ie and his two siblings were rescued from a homeless family that could no longer care for them.  His two sisters are now in wonderful homes and we are actively seeking a forever home for him; Foster to Adopt will be considered.

Blackie will do well…

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Added by Claudia Duque on February 9, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

NICK RUSSO + friends Wednesdays @ The Blvd in Astoria

NICK RUSSO + friends Wednesdays



playing live jazz, originals & world music at:



The Blvd

35-03 Ditmars Blvd.

Astoria, NY 11105

718-777-0432



8:30pm until 12am or 12:30am +



This Wednesday, Feb. 8th:



Nick Russo, guitar, banjo, resonator http://www.nickrusso.org/

Miles Griffith, voice, compositions…

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Added by Nick Russo on February 8, 2012 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Steeper fines sought for illegal trash dumping

Illegal dumping has long been an issue in many neighborhoods across the city, from Fort Greene to Astoria. Now, City Council members are banding together in support of higher fines for those caught illegally disposing of their personal garbage in public trash receptacles.



Councilman…

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Added by Heather Violet on February 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Beware Of Con Edison Impostors

Hey Astorians,

I just got some suspicious visitors at my apartment.  Two men claimed to be ConEd workers, asking if I had a copy of my electric bill from the last six months.  

As soon as they left I got the NY Tip line on the phone and told them what happened. 

If you get a visit from someone claiming to be from ConEd, please beware.  DO NOT give them anything!  Also if you get one of these visitors report it right away.…

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Added by Jet Landis on February 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Elderly Man Struck and Killed in Hit and (Attempted) Run

An 89-year-old man whose name has not been released was struck and killed overnight while crossing 21st Avenue at the intersection of 31st Street.

According to a report in the Daily News, the man was hit within the crosswalk, however, did not have a "Walk" sign. Several people witnessed the incident and immediately called 911. 

Meanwhile, the 67-year-old driver of the Mercedes SUV that struck the man attempted to flee the scene, until passersby were able to barricade…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 8, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman With 101 Candles on Her Cake

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

In September, Betty will turn 102.

Pull open the drapes! Betty Gelb wants to see the sunshine. She’s as excited as a kid going to the circus because she’s…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 7, 2012 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Fresh Direct Officially Moving Out of Queens

We wrote last month about NJ trying to steal Fresh Direct from LIC using $100 million in tax breaks. Well, as of Monday night, NJ didn't win, but the Bronx did. The sweetheart deal is reportedly worth $120 million in tax breaks and other incentives that will keep 2,000 jobs in New York, add 1,000 more, and bring $255 million in revenue.

It's a shame…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Mount Sinai Hospital is a Joke



Boy am I a clutz. I busted up my pinky toe good a few weeks ago.  My toe caught on the side of the tub and I kept walking, and the toe didn't. I wasn't entirely sure at first that I needed medical attention. After a few minutes I took a look at my foot.…


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Added by Sandra on February 7, 2012 at 7:30am — 37 Comments

Food Blog Names 20 Must-Try Queens Restaurants

After years of the cold shoulder from (the awesome food blog) Eater, they just just released a list of 20 must-try restaurants in Queens. By no surprise, 6 of the top 20 are in LIC/Astoria. However, we only got one in the top five.

#5 Kabab Cafe

#6 LIC Market

#7 Taverna Kyclades

#10 Queens Kickshaw

#13 Ornella Trattoria

#20…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 7, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

New Greek Restaurant in Astoria Gets Gothamist Shout-Out

Photo from Thymari



Located in the old Philoxenia storefront, Thymari will try to "span centuries of classic Greek cooking".

From Gothamist:

Astoria needs another Greek restaurant like the…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 6, 2012 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

What's happening today on 30th Ave?

There's an NYPD squad car parked in front of Ovelia with three cops standing around on the corner and another squad car parked in front of Athens Cafe with two officers standing on that corner.  I've never seen this many cops on 30th at night, let alone on a quiet Saturday at noon. 

There was a loud fight in front of Ovelia last night (no details, just heard the yelling echo down the street.)  Is that related?

Added by Todd Schultz on February 4, 2012 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Tonite, the noise comes

I live on 33rd avenue, between Crescent and 29th.  It's Friday, which means tonight and tomorrow, no one can sleep till after 4 AM.   A place calling self restaurant in order to get liquor license opened on Broadway over year ago.  Instead it's  a Bosnian nightclub, which plays extremely--I mean crazy loud music--till sometimes 5AM.

 I don't mean music  a bar or normal club plays, I am talking window ratting, ear drum bursting for anyone close, music.  They also seem to actually turn…

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Added by Tom Greco on February 3, 2012 at 2:20pm — 10 Comments

Whimsical new menu at Queens Comfort



Queens Comfort's signature Chicken & Eggos…


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Added by Bradley Hawks on February 3, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Anyone looking for new business networking opportunites ?

Are you where you want to be financially?

Do you have streaming income to allow you to retire or heaven forbid something happens and you are incapacitated for a period of time?

My partner is presenting on February 7th in Smithtown for an information only seminar to evaluate this multiBillion dollar company. He is a result producing entrepreneur with 5 successful corporations to my name.

This is the business model of the 21st century.…

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Added by Caroline Bush on February 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Crafted in Queens: A Tour of the Steinway Piano Factory

Photo by Jeanne Noonan for New York Daily News

There's a great photo gallery on the Daily News of their recent tour of the Steinway Piano Factory.

Check it out…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman in the Window

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Emily at Butterfly Nail Spa.

NAILS.

That’s what the neon sign says in capital letters the color of pale-pink…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crafted in Queens: A Tour of the Steinway Piano Factory

Photo by Jeanne Noonan for New York Daily News

There's a great photo gallery on the Daily News of their recent tour of the Steinway Piano Factory.

Check it out…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on February 1, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Super Bowl

Still not sure what you're doing for the BIG GAME?? or worse yet.... Not sure what you're going to eat??

Good Luck with that Pizza you're hoping to order.

This is THE GAME!!! Giants vs Patriots... EVERYBODY will be watching and hopes to order Pizza and wings also..

Why not pre-order a delicious menu and have it arrive when you want it.

 

 

You have until tomorrow. We're still taking orders.…

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Added by Culinary Concepts on February 1, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

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