The sweeping starts with the first blush of spring. In the beginning, its whisper soft.
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling…Continue
While it still may not be socially acceptable to play with your food, the Queens Council on the Arts has deemed it acceptable to film it.
In a clever marketing and advertising ploy, the QCA has created a project called “…Continue
The Ahmad family owns TaxIntel (formerly Abacus One) on 30th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets. When you go into the store you are likely to find at…Continue
Added by Annabel Short on June 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Not to put a damper on such a nice day, but this Father's Day, while we think about the dads we have, it's also nice to pay tribute to the dads who are no longer with us, as I'm sure that Father's Day is actually a painful day for many people whose dads were taken from their lives much too…Continue
We reached another milestone this week as WLA surpassed 7,000 members. Congratulations to Ettel Edshteyn (that's a real name) for being lucky number 7K. We're putting together a care package of goodies for you now! Shoot me a message for details.
The second bit of news is that 2011 WLA Cards will…Continue
It finally happened:the East River Ferry is up and running. Living in Astoria, it is easy to forget that we live on the banks of a river. Until this Monday, all I could do to enjoy the river was to do so passively, from a bench or the playground in…Continue
Added by Elena Coln on June 18, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Anyone know of anywhere in Astoria hiring? Im looking for an office type job or a Server job. Ive waited tables for years and I have a masters in education. I appreciate your responses!!!
Astoria knows this, and that's why the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is almost done putting the finishing touches on this year's local Independence Day Celebration.
Added by Eileen Thompson on June 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
On the gleaming coffee table in the surgically spotless living room, there are only three items: a scrapbook, a binder and a pamphlet. They’re lined up like soldiers standing at attention.
Beatrice Frish, a white-haired woman with blue eyes and an ear-to-ear smile who wouldn’t top 5 feet even in stilettos, unfastens the white ribbon of the scrapbook and starts flipping…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 14, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Added by Anthony on June 14, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
I grew up with a Stay-At-Home Dad. My Pops, an artist by trade, would spend his days watching my sister, brother and I while painting artwork, preparing our meals, cleaning up our messes and babysitting us when my Mom went on business trips -- and this was in the 1980s.
It seems that now,…Continue
Added by Janet on June 13, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments
As a boy in Algiers he used to help out in his family’s kitchenware store. …Continue
Is Astoria really the next Park Slope, I wonder as I watch new apartment buildings rise above private homes and new restaurants spring to life everywhere. Of course, Astoria lacks the architectural charm of Park Slope, but it makes up for what it lacks by offering the feel of a small town and a sense of community. The secret is out, and Astoria is getting more and more popular with recent grads, expats, and young prefessionals. But it is also evolving into a place where young families stay…Continue
Added by Elena Coln on June 11, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments
In case you haven't heard, Astoria's got some fierce talent. Hundreds of singers, actors, artists, musicians and the like walk among us, and some of them have got some serious chops.
Among some of Astoria's own most talented performers are two people whose bands are competing for some amazing top honors via a contest on (our favorite local rock station) WRXP 101.9FM. It's called the…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on June 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Today's selection: The World's Most Entertaining Windshield Notes, as compiled by the folks at…Continue