June 2011 Blog Posts (73)

Miss Jones on working for the MTA, and 30th Ave subway station



A few times a week you can find Miss Jones (Jacquie Jones) in the booth at the 30th Ave subway station.  She has worked for the MTA for 14 years.

Miss Jones says: "Working at 30th Ave is like working for the UN.  You’re an interpreter, therapist, GPS system.  You work with the disabled, the mentally ill, the lost, the hurt, I mean you name it I probably did it.  Some…

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Added by Annabel Short on June 4, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Check out these amazing photographs from last years NYC Musical Saw Festival

Check out these amazing photographs from last years NYC Musical Saw Festival by Harris Graber: http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyone/sets/72157624679301496/



Mark your calendars for this year's Saw Festival so you don't miss the fun:

Saturday, July 16th, 2pm

Where: Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102

Admission: $10

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Added by Saw Lady on June 4, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Bohemian Beer Garden: One of America's Best Bars

With so many bar choices in Astoria, it's awesome that one of its oldest is getting honored for still being one of the coolest in the neighborhood.

 

And that honor goes to the Bohemian Hall & Beer…

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Added by Eileen Thompson on June 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cross-borough subway navigation just got a little bit easier

This morning, the MTA christened the new "Court Square" stop that allows straphangers a free, swipeless, SHELTERED transfer between the 7, G, E, and M trains. Until now, riders would have to exit one station, walk a few blocks down the sidewalk, enter another station, and swipe their card…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on June 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Photo of the Day: Do You Feel Lucky, Punks?

This is, by far, my favorite picture of the week. Way to go, Jenny Herdman Lando, for sending it in!

 

I guess there's a new Sheriff in town... (I'm looking at you,…

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Added by Eileen Thompson on June 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Turd of the Week: Working Class Hero Calls Out Astoria Landlord

Saw this classic post on Craigslist today responding to someone looking for ridiculously cheap labor. Feel free to email this Turd of the Week your thoughts:



Paint my house (Astoria)

Hey you piece of shit, where do…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on June 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

This Weekend In Astoria (6/3/2011)

June is finally here, and we're chock-full of fun things for you to do to celebrate the beginning of the summer months! Ready...set...party!

 

FRIDAY

 

Take in a movie tonight.…

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Added by Eileen Thompson on June 3, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Queens Art Express expands in Astoria!

The Queens Art Express Mobile App: A World of Art in One Borough

 

Starting in June snap this free app for a hot deal and cool art. The QAX Mobile App celebrates the diverse communities of arts, culture and commerce along the No. 7 and the N/Q/R trains in Queens, NY. Download today for insider information about the Queens Art Express Festival (QAX), to get a MetroCard deal at a local restaurant, discover new neighborhoods, and enjoy some great art. The qaxapp is funded…

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Added by CELESTE BALDUCCI on June 2, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

J.J. Abrams and Creating Mystery and Magic on Screen



THE MYSTERY BOX



J.J. Abrams gave a talk at the TED Conferences a few years ago that is worth revisiting today.



Abrams, the Hollywood writer/director/producer, talks about how as a child his grandfather took him to a magic store in New York City. He purchased a "mystery magic box"… Continue

Added by Janet on June 2, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Astoria Boasts Best Brunch Spots in USA!

As if you needed another reason not to leave Astoria on the weekends, I'm giving you three: Astoria has been listed among having some of the best brunch spots in America not once, not twice, but thrice! (Well,…

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Added by Eileen Thompson on June 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

East River Ferry will be free (at first)

The new East River Ferry will connect Long Island City with a water transit option between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Governor's Island. The service is expected to run every 20-30 minutes, 7 days a week and will begin on June 13th.

 

For the first two weeks, the service will operate free-of-charge (normally $4-$5.50). What do you think, Astoria, are you looking forward to a marine…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on June 2, 2011 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

The Guy Stuck in Astoria took a slight right and landed in confederate land.

From "It Came From Underneath the Bridge"

 

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Added by John Miller on June 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Local Artist Profile: Aaron LaVigne (& The DownTown Crowd)

Aaron LaVigne is one of those guys who possesses talent, personality and looks. Some guys have all the luck, right? This guy, however, took a major career-change leap...and we are all benefitting as a result.

While…

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Added by Colin Cosell on June 1, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

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