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BOAST: Best of Astoria website is now live

Thank you to those who participated in the survey, and now the website BOAST: Best of Astoria is published! Find out about great food, drinks, and fun things to do and see in the area. Check it out and spread the word: boast.nyc

Added by Jonah Schrogin on January 14, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man Who's Redrawing His Life

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Anthony with one of his artworks.

The painting, a brooding tattoo of black and white shapes flowing together like a raging river, is wrapped…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 13, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Creek Chronicler

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Mitch on the waterfront.

It's going to be a good day. Mitch Waxman knows this because he just saw a black cat with yellow eyes.

Read all about Mitch in Nancy Ruhling's…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 6, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Planet Maids Cleaning Service

Planet Maids is making getting your home clean simple again. Give us a try at Planet Maids. Just choose one of our flat rate services that fits your home, select a date that works, sit back and relax. Our professional team will take care of the rest, guaranteeing the very best service.

Very simple to book online. If you are not…

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Added by Planet Maids Cleaning Service on January 2, 2015 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Biz Brothers

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Shaun, left, and Dan own Crescent Grill.

As soon as Dan and Shaun Dougherty sit down, they start reminiscing. The brothers come from a large family -- they…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 30, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Team Player

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Pete owns the Allstate office on 23rd Avenue.

The first thing you see when you enter Pete Silletti's office is the company logo. If you don't…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 23, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Social Media Strategies for Artists

Participants in this fast-paced workshop will learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, Google+, among other social media platforms, to build a personalized strategy to identify, articulate and promote their artistic brands on-line–  thus bringing the world to their front door. The workshop…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on December 22, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Arts Business Incubator for Arts Business Startups

The New York Foundation on the Arts (NYFA) is launching an Arts Business Incubator (ABI) Program for ten New York City-based arts business start-ups. QCA members will have the opportunity to learn about the program and get tips on the application process. 

The ABI program offers three years of…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on December 22, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana, Cuba right here in Long Island City, Queens! 

Join us as we…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on December 17, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Re-Rooted Florists

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Clare and George moved Teddy's Florist to 35th Street at Ditmars Boulevard.

Teddy's Florist, which sold its first bouquet in 1922, was a 31st Street landmark when…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 16, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Tree Santa

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Harry is the co-owner of NYCtrees.com, which delivers evergreens to your home.

Standing in the center of  the forest of Fraser firs is Harry…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 9, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

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Clay was bound for Broadway.

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 2, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Rx Man

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Harry established City View Pharmacy in 2006.

The old wooden floor creaks, and Harry Xidias smiles. He finds the sound…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 25, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments

Wandering Jews Startup Shabbat, Join us!

Added by Sam Schachter on November 24, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Best of Astoria survey

Hello Astoria community,

We're working on a website that will feature the best of Astoria, for food, drinks, and things to do & see, and it is voted on by people who know it best–residents (and former residents). It would be awesome and much appreciated if you would complete the survey by December 3, at 5pm. Website coming soon!

 
Here's the link:…
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Added by Jonah Schrogin on November 23, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Trivia Guy You Saw on TV

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Tony's head still hurts from his Millionaire snafu.

Well-known fact: Ken Jennings won $100,000 yesterday on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.

Little-known fact: Tony…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 18, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Samuel, Veronica and Alejandra check out some books.

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 11, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Friday December 5, 2014 Catholic/Christian Social at Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic\Christian professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to a Winter Social at the K2 Lounge of The Rubin Museum of Art (150 W17th Street Between Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue in Manhattan) on Friday December 5th from 6pm to 10pm.



Every Friday night the Café at the Museum becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs.



Admission to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on November 9, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Plant Sculptor

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Liza is the owner of Luludi Living Art.

When Liza Fiorentinos says luludi, the lush Ls roll off her tongue like dewdrops.

"I was inspired by the living walls in…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 4, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Need Advice from a $500/hour Immigration Lawyer?

Are you an artist from another country? Ever wonder if you qualify for US Immigration’s so-called “Artist visa”? Are those visas only for visual or performing artists? How do you get a Green Card as an artist?

Join Queens Council on the Arts on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 6pm where George S. Akst of Akst…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on October 30, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

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