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…Continue
Let's talk about restaurants. First off let me say that, Yes, I am a chef and yes the food…Continue
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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,…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on May 11, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Helen on February 29, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Meg on February 13, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments
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
This is my personal reality of The Nightmare Before Christmas!!
This is my personal reality of The Nightmare Before…
Added by samio on December 23, 2011 at 5:54am — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Kristina Anderson on December 8, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments
An agreement was made to send two ancient Greek artifacts back to the motherland from the Getty Museum in an attempt to reunify, repatriate and showcase Greek antiquities in their country of origin.
In collaboration with Pavlos Yeroulanos, Minister of Culture and Tourism for the Hellenic Republic and James Cuno, the Chief Executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the proposed agreement will help convey the richness of Greek culture to American audiences and Greek natives, while…Continue
Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments
Looking for a place to grab great Greek food in Queens? Here’s a list of Greek restaurants in Bayside, Queens. While not listed in any specific order, summaries were provided for those establishments that have websites and/or summaries readily available on the web. If no website information was available, you will be re-directed to their Facebook page.
1.Laterna: 47-20 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, N.Y. (718)…Continue
Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:06am — No Comments
Senior Producer of "Anderson Cooper 360” Penny Manis and her team won two Emmy Awards at this year's News and Documentary ceremony in New York this week.Continue
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A small coffee shop nestled in the heart of Bayside, Queens offers an old-fashioned diner feel, with waiters and waitresses that have been with the establishment since it first opened in the early 1980s.
Two generous renovations and an extention of the establishment have taken place over the last several years to accommodate loyal customers and great successes.
A typical Sunday morning at Omega consists of the…Continue
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Added by Adam Ullian on November 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
This is the ultimate test for any frat boy who finds himself thirsty in NYC--having a drink in each of the five boroughs in one day. Can't say we've ever accepted this challenge, but as a nightlife adventurist, I have to admit it's tempting.
Columbia graduate student, Munier Salem chronicled his recent journey for Huffington Post--detailing one sloppy stop at Astoria's most famous bar and making an interesting comparison of our neighborhood to a Disney…Continue
Added by Ran Craycraft on November 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The next time you have friends visiting town and don't necessarily want them crowding your one-bedroom apartment, you can usher them off to the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City -- and feel good about it.
Added by Brandi Thompson on October 4, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments
City Hall says huge populations of Queens and Brooklyn went uncounted after the Census showed that the entire borough of Queens had grown by just 1,300 people over the last 10 years. Conversely, the…Continue
Added by Brandi Thompson on August 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments