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
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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
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Today's selection: The World's Most Entertaining Windshield Notes, as compiled by the folks at…Continue
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The Daily News published a story today about a group of African refugees who are interning at Astoria/LIC's Brooklyn Grange rooftop…Continue
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Today, Mayor Bloomberg announced that Astoria Park will be one of the 20 that NYC and AT&T will provide free wireless Internet. The service will go into effect this summer and will…Continue
It doesn't help to have friends in high places if those friends don't back you up when you do something as stupid as Weiner did. To be fair, a lot of those "friends" probably think he's a jerk behind closed doors (just like most other New York Congresspeople -- a sentiment allegedly has nothing to do with this…Continue
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Casey Neistat was fined by the NYPD as part of a recent bicyclist dragnet, getting dinged $50 for not riding in the bike lane. He tried to tell the cop that sometimes the bike lane isn't safe but the officer wasn't having any of it. So Casey…Continue
Hello Fellow Brunch-o-philes,
Looks like summer has finally come over to smack us in the face. Thankfully, this previous weekend had gorgeous weather, as we were able to sit in the big, open windows at Winegasm (…Continue
Borat star, Sascha Baren Cohen is filming a new movie called The Dictator today in Astoria. A little birdie told us they're scheduled to shoot around 41st St between 25th Ave and Astoria Blvd. Has anyone caught a glimpse of the set?
Sacha Baron Cohen will indeed …
My day always ends on a high note...if there is photography involved! It is my passion.
Left the studio about 8:15pm. While in my car, I happened to look up and this is what I saw. I had the biggest grin.. The Sun was this…Continue
A Summer Night's Dream is a FREE mini-festival as part of Queens Council on the Arts' Queens Art Express featuring art, film, music & vendors for one night at Hell Gate Social in Astoria, Queens!
Celebrate the beginning of Summer and the diverse talent of our borough with:
* Film Shorts (curated by Michael C. Freeland, with the premiere of Michael Hall's "Lost Hero") & a variety of local Vendors beginning at 7pm
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Who’s that guy? The one at the back of the pool hall. See him? You can’t miss him. He’s the big dude, the one with the scary scorpion inked on his arm and the spiky porcupine hair the color of the 8 ball he just sent flying across the felt like a meteor.…Continue
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Park Dental Care announced a 50% off sale today on Invisalign invisible braces. The sale discounts the total to $3900 and runs through Labor Day.
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If you haven't heard, Astoria is about to go crazy Tuesday.
Our little neighborhood, filled with hundreds of Greeks and Ecuadorians, is about to become ground zero for those countries' soccer fans, who'll no doubt be watching the big match between Greece's and Ecuador's national football teams.
That is, if they're not attending the game, which will be played in Citifield -- the…Continue