It's been a huge year for WLA as we grew again by over 100%. Thank you all very much for your support, for telling your friends, your Likes and Tweets, and most of all, for contributing your events, discussions, comments, and photos to the site. We're truly grateful that this neighborhood platform has been adopted so passionately over the last couple of years. Thank you.
We're incredibly excited to announce that the coming months will unveil the…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on December 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Hello my Brunch-o-philes (I think I like that title best),
I hope everyone is safe and warm during this blizzard season. Oh boy, was that fun! I didn't look at the weather report and suggested that we go to Stove (http://www.stoveastoria.com/) this past Sunday. Stove is located on 28th Ave between 45th and 46th. This is kind of a hike for all of us, as we all live of the N-Q. I probably should've thought about that fact,…Continue
Added by Mark Killian on December 30, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Astoria indie filmmaker, Jamie Stuart took to the streets last week to document the snowy madness ensuing in the streets of Astoria, NY. He came away with an homage to Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera--which he has called Idiot with a Tripod.
Interesting sidenote, upon viewing this short film, movie critic Roger Ebert published the piece in his…Continue
Added by TB PROMO on December 30, 2010 at 12:27am — No Comments
I was out of town for the Holidays and heard all about the blizzard. I figured my facebook friends were overreacting. The roads were clear when I took a bus back into the City on Monday night, and my train from the port authority to 30th ave was quick and painless. And then I stepped off the train and onto 30th ave. I ran (waded slowly through knee deep snow) home, dropped off my stuff and went back out with my camera. These pictures were from around…Continue
Via Flickr, check out Astorians' images of this week's epic snowfall.
Photo by Peter Parides
Added by James Manzello on December 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Merry Holiday Season, Fellow Brunchers:
This past Sunday, the Brunch Bunch - as we've affectionately dubbed ourselves - decided to go out to the wilds of Astoria. Actually, I think it was technically LIC, but I think we can say that LIC is basically Astoria. What could send us out to the middle of nowhere, a place surrounded by desolate streets and Troma Studios? The prospect of a German beerhall for brunch. Yup, we decided to give Wunderbar a try. …Continue
In case you find yourself in Astoria this holiday weekend, we've put together a short survival guide.
WHAT TO DO
Added by Bradley Hawks on December 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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Photo courtesy mrtastyfoods.com
Just because the mercury has dropped doesn't mean outdoor activities must cease till spring. Santas have been seen…Continue
Check it out, guys. Time Out New York named our borough's own Waltz-Astoria (23-14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria) as one of the best coffee shops for entertainment. Swing on by and see what all the fuss is about:
Owner Song Gonzalez cultivates…
This weekend is the GRAND OPENING of Veslo on Broadway (between 32nd & 33rd Streets). The cuisine is Croatian but the DJ will be spinning a mix of American and European pop and dance hits all night starting at 11:30PM.
Not your thing? Drop by on Sunday during the day and catch live games of Premier League…Continue
Added by Nicole Rosini on December 17, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Photo: a page from the diary of William Steinway now on display at The Smithsonian
It has just been…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on December 17, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments
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