All Blog Posts Tagged 'queens' (50)

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,…

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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…

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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…

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

I spy Astoria Food scene

By Jonathanforgash.com

Let's talk about restaurants.  First off let me say that, Yes, I am a chef and yes the food…

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Added by Jonathan Forgash on July 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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,…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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

#20…

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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…


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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!!

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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. …

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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…

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

Getty Museum to return ancient artifacts to the motherland

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…

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Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

Attention Astorians! a 15 minute drive to great eats in Queens

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)…

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Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:06am — No Comments

ANDERSON COOPER 360 SENIOR PRODUCER PENNY MANIS IN NYC!

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.

The 32nd annual News and Documentary Emmys took place on September 26 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time…

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Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Bayside diner Astorians would love!

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…

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Added by n/a on November 8, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Steve Hofstetter, Co-Owner of the Laughing Devil comedy club

When most people think of comedy clubs, they think of Midtown Manhattan, where the likes of Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, and Stand Up New York can be found. Queens hasn't factored into that equation, until now. In December, comedian Steve Hofstetter - an established comic in his own right - is opening the Laughing Devil comedy club in Long Island City near Jackson…
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Added by Adam Ullian on November 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

I spy Astoria & LIC

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Wednesday night was the Edible Queens Uncorked event at…

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Added by Jonathan Forgash on November 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Recap of a Five Borough Bar Crawl

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…

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Added by Ran Craycraft on November 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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