One of our first writers, Bradley Hawks has again been recognized for his mouth-watering food journalism. This time, Bradley took home first prize in Urbanspoon's Island Hopping contest.
Thanks to your support (thanks to all who voted), he'll be headed for an all-expenses paid food tour of the Hawaiian Islands.
Huge congrats, Bradley! You deserve it.
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In case you missed our tweet yesterday, WLA member, Tony Hightower was on Jeopardy last night...and won! Way to go, Tony! He'll be on again tonight at 7p on WABC, so tune in and cheer him on. Here's his shout-out to Astoria:
Bradley's photo of the famous Queens Kickshaw grilled cheese landed him the daily paper's grand prize: A CHEESE PLATE...and a…Continue
For the second year in a row, a Queens band has won the WNYC Battle of the Boroughs. Last year, Astoria's Joe Thompson stole the spotlight, this year, despite our borough often being described as lacking a music scene, again took the City's top…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on July 8, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
In case you haven't heard, Astoria's got some fierce talent. Hundreds of singers, actors, artists, musicians and the like walk among us, and some of them have got some serious chops.
Among some of Astoria's own most talented performers are two people whose bands are competing for some amazing top honors via a contest on (our favorite local rock station) WRXP 101.9FM. It's called the…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on June 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Good news -- the kind folks at SeamlessWeb gave us some gift cards and, being the awesome people we are, we've decided to give them to you.
But you know us -- we like to see how creative we can get with our giveaways. So, in keeping with tradition, we're giving the card away to the winner of a contest.
For the first giveaway, we're offering up a $25 SeamlessWeb Giftcard card.…Continue
You know her best from the daily blood, sweat, and tears she puts into this site every day, but you soon may know her for another reason. Our lovely and multi-talented (while also incredibly humble) editor, Brandi Thompson has quietly moved on to …Continue
Everyone's favorite crackhead warlock invades NYC tonight in what is sure to be a memorable experience.
While he's not in Astoria (thank gawd), we want to send a rogue reporter to the show ($120 value). If you have enough Adonis DNA and tiger blood in you to see Sheen in person, here's what we need you to do:
Tell us in the comments below how Charlie Sheen could he be #winning if he lived in Astoria.
The person who…Continue
Earlier in the month, local country band, Joe Thompson & the Comfortable Catastrophe took home the grand prize in WNYC Radio's Battle of the Boroughs competition. Beating out 44 other acts from across the City and winning over enough of the 10,000 plus votes, Joe Thompson & the Comfortable Catastrophe will… Continue
So far in 2009, we estimate that our members have saved over $22,000 using their WLA Cards. We have lots of improvements coming up for the 2010 program, the most obvious being--we will have decals visible at each location that honors the WLA Card.
Bistro 33 wants to give you an opportunity at local foodie fame. Submit your best recipe for a chance to serve it to B33 patrons. From their site:
Added by Ran Craycraft on April 8, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments