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
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
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
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…
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
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…Continue
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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…Continue