It's been a huge year for WLA as we grew again by over 100%. Thank you all very much for your support, for telling your friends, your Likes and Tweets, and most of all, for contributing your events, discussions, comments, and photos to the site. We're truly grateful that this neighborhood platform has been adopted so passionately over the last couple of years. Thank you.
We're incredibly excited to announce that the coming months will unveil the…Continue
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Astoria indie filmmaker, Jamie Stuart took to the streets last week to document the snowy madness ensuing in the streets of Astoria, NY. He came away with an homage to Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera--which he has called Idiot with a Tripod.
Interesting sidenote, upon viewing this short film, movie critic Roger Ebert published the piece in his…Continue
In case you find yourself in Astoria this holiday weekend, we've put together a short survival guide.
WHAT TO DO
Photo: a page from the diary of William Steinway now on display at The Smithsonian
It has just been…Continue
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We're up to 44 categories in this year's Best of Astoria awards. Be sure to vote in all categories (including Best Greek restaurant, Best place to hook up, and even Astoria's best bathroom). Also, if you have an idea…Continue
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Earlier in the week, we wrote a profile on nine-year-old Omar Audi--a young Astoria boy of Lebanese decent whose parents are scheduled to be deported on Christmas Day. Omar suffers from a rare disease that requires a high dose of medicine every three days in order to keep him alive--a drug unavailable to doctors in Lebanon.
Council Member Peter Vallone has taken special…Continue
Founder of the popular moms' blog, queensmamas.com, Leni Calas was profiled in today's Daily News. If you're raising a child in Astoria, this blog is a must.…
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Over the weekend, in an attempt to find a cozy new dinner for two, we stumbled into our pick for what could quickly become Astoria's next most-talked-about restaurant.
Nestled just off the corner of 34th Street and 31st Avenue, you'll find a one-story converted garage bodega design shop shithole that has…Continue
Over the weekend, we noticed two Astoria bars unexpectedly closed their doors. Hopefully, their vacancies will soon be filled.
Previously known as Mary McGuire's and also known as Slow Horses Saloon, we spent several Kentucky Derbies at this dingy dive, but it seems the city's only bar/OTB has served its last drink. This is a great 2-floor space with…Continue
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After a grueling seven month…Continue