Featured Blog Posts – December 2010 Archive (50)

This Weekend in Astoria (12/31/10)

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…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Astoria Blizzard Filmmaker Gets Roger Ebert's Attention

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…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 30, 2010 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Blizzard in Astoria: In Pictures

 

 

 

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…

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Added by Brian on December 28, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The snowpocalypse in pictures

Via Flickr, check out Astorians' images of this week's epic snowfall.

 

Astoria Park-14

Photo by Peter Parides

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Astoria in white

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Added by Grace Bello on December 28, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Tis' The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood: Episode 4 - "The Court" from James Manzello on Vimeo.



The residents of The Neighborhood come to the blog bearing the gift of Episode 4! Happy… Continue

Added by James Manzello on December 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What's German for Brunch?

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.  …

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Added by Mark Killian on December 24, 2010 at 5:02pm — 3 Comments

This Weekend in Astoria (12/24/10)

In case you find yourself in Astoria this holiday weekend, we've put together a short survival guide.

 

WHAT TO DO

Friday 12/24

Last…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 24, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Rare holiday specials at Ornella





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Added by Bradley Hawks on December 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Dining al frost-co at Mr. Tasty

 

Photo courtesy mrtastyfoods.com

Just because the mercury has dropped doesn't mean outdoor activities must cease till spring. Santas have been seen…

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Added by Evan LeRoy on December 20, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Contest: 2 gift cards to Wingstop

Photo: ForkingTasty.com



With the recent addition of…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 20, 2010 at 11:12am — 11 Comments

Free Burgers for Military at Zuzie's



In honor of the vote to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, Chef Susan of Zuzie's will be offering complimentary burgers to military service men and women (of any sexual preference... all are welcome) tonight and tomorrow, brunch included (Sunday Morning Mimosa… Continue

Added by Bradley Hawks on December 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Waltz-Astoria gets props from "Time Out New York"

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…

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Added by Grace Bello on December 17, 2010 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

Steinway Diary Finds Its Way Into The Smithsonian

Photo: a page from the diary of William Steinway now on display at The Smithsonian

 

It has just been…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 17, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Astor Bake Shop with beer & wine license now open for dinner

(The Astor burger with applewood smoked bacon is jazzed up with swiss cheese, cole slaw, & garlic-pepper mayo)

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Added by Bradley Hawks on December 17, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

A DiWine Holiday Party

(DiWine's brick oven Bianca pizza with ricotta, mozzarella, & roasted peppers)…
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Added by Bradley Hawks on December 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

This Weekend in Astoria (12/17/10)

We're up to 44 categories in this year's Best of Astoria awards. Be sure to vote in all categories (including Best Greek restaurant, Best place to hook up, and even Astoria's best bathroom). Also, if you have an idea…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Happy Hour Guys Pay a Visit to Vesta

One of our favorite local productions, The Happy Hour Guys, recently visited Astoria hotspot Vesta Trattoria for an overview of the restaurant and interview with owner, Giuseppe Falco. Take a…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 16, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Where Queens Foodies Live and How Much They Spend

In the neighborhood where you'll find bars and restaurants lining the streets that feature $12 cocktails$15 burgers, a$21 burrito, and a $70 surf & turf, you might think Astoria's…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 16, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Group-buying Site Offers $15 Package to Astoria Sports Complex

The daily group-buying site, kgb deals, took their first step into Queens today as they're offering a VIP…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

UPDATE: Astoria Boy Needs a Christmas Miracle

Earlier in the week, we wrote a profile on nine-year-old Omar Audi--a young Astoria boy of Lebanese decent whose parents are scheduled to be deported on Christmas Day. Omar suffers from a rare disease that requires a high dose of medicine every three days in order to keep him alive--a drug unavailable to doctors in Lebanon.



Council Member Peter Vallone has taken special…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on December 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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