All Blog Posts Tagged 'queens' (56)

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Bocce Court

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Danny grew up in Astoria Houses.

White canvas ball bag in hand, Danny Berrios heads toward the bocce court in Astoria Park.

It’s along the waterfront next to the children’s playground. Even if you’re a regular park-goer, you might not know of its existence.

Read all about Danny in Nancy…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Music Maker

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
Guillermo is a flutist.

The flute was not Guillermo Laporta’s first choice.

Read all about Guillermo in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Music… Continue

Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 18, 2017 at 5:59am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Daddy Blogger

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Jason writes One Good Dad.

A coffee cup and pacifier in hand, Jason Greene, who has a quartet of kids, plops himself down on the living room floor, where his 18-month-old…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 14, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Returnee

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Dominique, an Astoria native, came back to take care of her mother.

Dominique Perrot has painted striking stripes in her long, dark hair. She’s decided to go…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 21, 2017 at 6:25am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy at the Uke Hut

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Masafumi, a musician, works at the Uke Hut.

It’s really easy to play the ukulele.

To show you, Masafumi Sakai starts strumming…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 18, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Stand-Up Mom

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Christine's the founder of UP-STAND.

It’s a warm, sunny day, so 2-year-old Ani is dancing around the apartment in anticipation of playing…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 30, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Violinist

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Marina’s from Crete.

Why the violin?

Marina Fragoulis isn’t quite sure why she chose it. She was 10, and…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 24, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman With the World at Her Fingertips

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Nancy and her mother run Hermes Travel.

She's traveled all over the world, but today, and nearly every day, the longest journey that Anastasia Damianeas will take is from her…


Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 13, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Sound of the Underground

Underground Sound was a manifestation of Tuch’s own colorful and open-minded taste though. Beside hip-hop, he stocked plenty of titles from the second coming of the New York hardcore scene.

Read the article about Astoria's late, great record store, Underground Sound,…


Added by Michael Stahl on November 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Comedian Tapes One Hour Special in Astoria

Local standup comedian Jonesy, who also resides in Astoria, will be recording his first one hour comedy CD/DVD at the Waltz-Astoria this Friday night, May 31st at 9pm. Jonesy is originally from Boston and has been working regularly as an actor/comedian in NYC since 2005. His television credits include Late Show…


Added by Jonesy on May 29, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Food Lovers' Guide to Queens

So, I wrote a book and it was published earlier this month. It's called Food Lovers' Guide to Queens and is published by Globe Pequot Press. It covers neighborhoods all over Queens, from Astoria/LIC to Forest Hills, Woodhaven to Flushing, and…


Added by Meg on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Astoria Filmmaker Confronts Homophobia

Selena Blake (left) at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

NY DAILY NEWS - It took four years, cost her friends and family and almost the roof over her head,…


Added by Ran Craycraft on May 11, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Two Local Comedians Form A Sketch Team- Make It Big

OK, they didn't make it big...yet! They are the Papaya Brothers and they are Mike Feeney (me) and Brendan McLoughlin.

We release a new video every month and would LOVE the support of our neighborhood! We are two local Astoria residents trying to make the world laugh, one sketch at a time. Every sketch has been totally or partially filmed in Astoria.

Here is our new sketch, "B.T.A.".  PLEASE share, like, comment, subscribe if you like it.…


Added by Mike Feeney on April 13, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Matching Funds for Astoria/LIC Greening Projects


Please come if you are in the neighborhood and let folks know about this!

Grassroots Fundraising for the People + A Special $$ Match for projects in the spring. Learn about how your green project can once again double it's money, especially in the Greening Western Queens area, and learn golden nuggets of grassroots fundraising. Spread this news widely!

“This workshop was remarkably informative. I have found that most free grant-writing or fundraising…


Added by Helen on February 29, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

February Queens Swap

The next Queens Swap is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, from 4-6:30pm. We'll be at Sweet Afton this time, which as you know has a beautiful space and delicious food. It should be a really fun time here in Astoria, swapping food, socializing, networking, and…


Added by Meg on February 13, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Food Blog Names 20 Must-Try Queens Restaurants

After years of the cold shoulder from (the awesome food blog) Eater, they just just released a list of 20 must-try restaurants in Queens. By no surprise, 6 of the top 20 are in LIC/Astoria. However, we only got one in the top five.

#5 Kabab Cafe

#6 LIC Market

#7 Taverna Kyclades

#10 Queens Kickshaw

#13 Ornella Trattoria



Added by Ran Craycraft on February 7, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Whimsical new menu at Queens Comfort

Queens Comfort's signature Chicken & Eggos…


Added by Bradley Hawks on February 3, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Nightmare Before Christmas by Samio

This is my personal reality of The Nightmare Before Christmas!!


Added by samio on December 23, 2011 at 5:54am — No Comments

Ron Paul Food Drive - 10,000 Lbs of Food by December 23rd! - Western Queens (Astoria/LIC)

This food drive not only helps the hungry, but highlights the power of independent community action.  The food recipient will be City Harvest New York, and they will be picking up the food on Dec 23. 

Central collection location is on 28th Ave in Astoria.  Need local Astoria people or businesses to donate & host dropboxes, drop off food to me, publicize the event or just donate any food they can!  Let's make Astoria, Queens the #1 city in the Ron Paul Food Drive. …


Added by Kristina Anderson on December 8, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

SPANAKOPITA! Yummy Spinach Pie recipe

Spanakopita is a Greek savory pastry filled with fresh spinach and feta cheese. It’s believed that the pastry originated 400 years ago during the Turkish occupation in Greece. Epirus, a northwestern city in the mainland occupied by Albanians and Greeks is known to be the “spanakopita capital of Greece.” The tasty layers of phyllo dough slathered in…


Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments

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