There's another GiGi in town. Meet GiGi La Femme, an Astoria native and 6-year burlesque veteran. She's performed at the City's most popular venues and is currently producing a monthly (ah hem, full-nude) burlesque show in the East Village.
Photo: GiGi La Femme by…
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Photo: Peter Belegrinos mugshot (2005)
After more than five years on the lam, 29-year-old accused child molester, Peter Belegrinos was arrested today in the main Amsterdam airport.
According to court documents, in August, 2005, Belegrinos approached three children in Astoria Park between the ages of 9…Continue
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This week, we opened up a challenge amongst members of our Astoria Foodies Network group in search of Astoria's best food porn.
We received hundreds of member submissions and were able to narrow them down to these top ten. Judging was exceptionally scientific--based largely on
The winner of the photo contest will receive a dinner for two to…Continue
This gorgeous, entangled maze of spaghetti even makes sardines look sexy. The tightly arranged dusting of parsley adds contrastand excitement to an exceptionally well photographed…
This week, Council Member Vallone issued a statement addressing Mayor Bloomberg's planned project to rename the Queensborough Bridge after former Mayer Ed Koch. Vallone brought up a good point in this WSJ article that this would never happen to the Brooklyn Bridge, so why rename NYC's skyline tribute to Queens?
To some disappointment, the old Blue Restaurant shuttered its doors last December with little speak of what its future held until now.
Photo: The old Blue Restaurant by craneboy on Flickr
We're happy to announce a new restaurant called…Continue
Don't pack the winter coats away just yet--after a couple of balmy days, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday return to sweater weather.
Our WLA6K Bash has legs! We're still a week away and almost at capacity, so grab your spot while there's still guaranteed admittance. We'll be featuring live band karaoke--live out your rockstar dreams on stage backed by a real live rock band. Oh, and…Continue
Astoria's Holiday Bandit has now risen to #1 on the FBI's Most Wanted list. After seven armed robberies since his spree began in December, Ukrainian-born "Mark" Marat Mikhaylich struck again today at the Investors Savings Bank located at 35th and Broadway.
The FBI believes Mikhaylich does not have a getaway vehicle and is instead fleeing on foot to a nearby hideaway. Federal officials are now offering "a significant…Continue
It's no secret, people travel long and far to collect a cache of the infamous free NYC Condoms distributed by the Department of Health throughout the City. The condoms have been under fire from religious and parents' groups who believe they promote *gasp* premarital sex.
Those in favor of the program (which began in 2008) have often found the lack of distribution to be a bit of a shortcoming.
On Monday (Valentine's Day), the DOH released a…Continue
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, seatings are running out. Here are some of our favorite neighborhood picks:
Find out why Astoria voted this place best date spot of 2010.
Prefer staying in? Check out this 3-Course Valentine's to-go for only $15.
Get up close…Continue
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An eagle-eyed Astorian spotted this tshirt today in Manhattan on the shelves of the Converse store in SoHo. Though it requires breaking the assumed Queens > Manhattan embargo, we suggest an investment in one of these.
The Mayor's office has just announced the award of a $360MM contract for the first phase of a low/middle income housing project in Long Island City to be completed in 2014--and will become NYC's largest housing…Continue
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