Dave spent the summer creating street art.
The colorful cardboard art on the walls is dwarfed by the baby grand piano. Dave Smith, who made the paintings, plays his…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 17, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments
Hello book-loving Astorians,
As many of you know already, the Astoria Bookshop opened for business late last month, at 31-29 31st Street, between Broadway & 31st Avenue. We are open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am-7pm, and a bit later on evenings when we have events--like tomorrow (9/17), when we'll be hosting a book signing with local author Sara Polsky for her first novel This Is How I Find Her. You can find lots more information on our website:…Continue
Added by Lexi Beach on September 16, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments
Join us for BYOB in Brief, a free series of single information sessions addressing topical issues affecting artists, and designed to compliment QCA’s existing BYOB curriculum. This month Jack Friedman of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Nadege Noel of Republic Health will…Continue
Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 9, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Colette, left, and Jenny of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Colette Conlon and Jenny Lando, moms on a…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 10, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
This two-part workshop led by experienced grant writing consultant Melissa Sandor includes a hands-on writing workshop followed by a mock panel review that explores how to create a thorough and successful grant proposal and…Continue
Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Meet The Squiggler.
There ought to be a sign that says, "Watch your head." Instead, what you see straight in front of you -- before you see stars -- when you enter Bill Conroy…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 27, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments
Lou owns L&M Auto Service.
In a squeezed-in space the size of an SUV's backseat, Lou Farina is perched on an ancient chair manning the phone.
"It's the red, white…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and non-profit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the citizens of Queens. The Queens Arts Fund is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
2014 Queens Arts Fund applications are…Continue
Added by Queens Council on the Arts on August 20, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Joan's new passions are knitting and gardening.
On the back patio, on the way to the garden, there's a bowl filled with cat food. Joan Garrison started setting it out for the…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 13, 2013 at 8:33am — No Comments
Worried about all the power plants here in our neighborhood, or the fact that a large chunk of the area now falls in the Hurricane Evacuation Zones? Costa Constantinides was endorsed today by the New York League of Conservation Voters, along with Councilmember Jim Gennaro,…Continue
Added by Nick Widzowski on August 12, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
I have been living in Astoria over 6 years now and i love it . I have seen all the changes that have happened and it has mostly happened recently . I am happy there is a much younger and more hip crowd , more bars and restaurants , more options for young people as far as having fun, more healthier food options, better buildings , better food choices, more nightlife and just a better overall place now for a younger crowd.…Continue
Not sure if this is a legit DOT sign or someones guerrilla artwork (as theres no DOT markings and its installed really low)
- either way I love it and they need some more of these stuck up around the hood!!
have anymore been seen, first Ive noticed them…Continue
Added by andy bullock on August 13, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Mark's new website design company is Fling Design.
It was when Mark Cruz lost everything -- his job, his girlfriend, his grandfather, his band and his faith in…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 6, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments
I need to move out of my room on Thursday Aug. 1st. I will only have a couple of black bags full of clothes, 2 small suitcases, 1 plastic container, and few other things but no furniture or huge pieces. Can anyone in astoria or in the surrounding areas with a car drive me to upper manhattan? I'll chip in on gas, pay you some cash, and give you some free movie tickets! :-)
Anyone out there can help me? Any time of the day on Thursday works for me!
I was very pleased to read this from the below article & just wanted to share with my fellow Astorians! :-)
"This blogger was relieved to learn that her neighborhood, Williamsburg, had the least sightings of all. Astoria, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo were also (mostly) mercifully spared."…Continue
Added by Janet Pedersen on July 29, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
This is on the corner of 28th avenue and 41st street. It has been like this for almost a month. Our neighborhood is turning into a slum. Shame on the government for letting this happen and shame on the residents who treat the neighborhood like this. Has anyone ever tried to start a beautification group in…Continue
This Wednesday 7/24 Queens Lager, from Queens Brewery to hit, where else? Queens! Be among the first in New York to gulp this amazingly hoppy lager at the following locations:
5 Napkin Burger
Astoria Bier and Cheese
Bud's Ale House
The Courtyard Ale House
The Flying Pig
Forest Hills Station House
Mosaic Café and Lounge
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
Jet, Chelsea and David with their Ice Rider snow-cone mobile.
When the bell trills, Jet Thomason, a tree-tall Texan, adjusts the cowboy hat that's the color of his…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 16, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Heads up! A female neighbor here on 44th St. (between 30th ave and 31st ave) was groped by a man around 3 am this morning. Her husband chased him but he got away. Please be careful until this jerk is caught!
There's a terrible headline in today's Daily News about an Astorian that grabbed a small child from the sand at Rockaway Beach and ran with him into the surf. Fortunately, the child's uncle was able to catch the kidnapper before any physical harm was done to the child. Nearby police responded and arrested the perpetrator on the scene.
Angel Esteves, 45, of Astoria had been lingering around the child's family camped…
Added by Ran Craycraft on July 15, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments