2017 Tribeca Film Festival Interview

“I grew up right under the train, literally on 31st Street,” Dito Montiel starts. “My mother just prayed for the train to go away but I grew up with the train so it was normal for me. And the whole apartment just shakes, you know, for 30 minutes. The pictures would be crooked and you’d be on the phone screaming, ‘HOLD ON WAIT FOR IT TO PASS!’” 

Central Astoria LDC’s International Cultural Festival: A Spectacular Community Celebration!

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s “International Cultural Festival,” which took place at the Street Fair on Steinway Street, was a spectacular community celebration that attracted a tremendous audience. 

Flux-A-Thon: This Ain’t The Easter Parade

The Flux-a-Thon returns for year two on Saturday, June 10! Part walk-a-thon, part parade, part mobile art project competition, and part dinner dance party, last year’s inaugural Flux-a-Thon was such a blast and raised nearly $7,000 for Flux’s public programs – so they just had to do it again!

Native Plants Of Queens And Long Island

Native Grasses: • Pennsylvania Sedge is a low grass that grows 6- 12” in height. It is pale green in the spring and summer, turning tan in the fall. • Little Bluestem is a perennial grass that grows 2-3’ high. The leaves are light green or blue and the culm is a reddish brown.

The Beauty Of LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal

Last month, we talked a little about the history of La- Guardia’s Marine Air Terminal, and described the means of access and surrounding area. This month we go inside for a look at the artistic beauty waiting for you inside the terminal. 

Getting Back To Nature

Here in the city, we like to maximize our efforts. Don’t just do yoga in your living room with your TV; don’t just go for a walk when you can combine the two! – Get your yoga, meditation and tai chi while soaking up the powerful tranquility of a natural lovely setting. Commune with nature and get healthy: 

Astoria World Manor

By Teresa Barile
Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 63 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. With six rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 1,000 people, you are sure to find one that suits you. Mr.

The Astor Room

Hollywood film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures, Adolph Zukor, built The Astor Room as the commissary for Kaufman Astoria Studios in 1920. In its heyday, it was a welcome retreat for stars of the Roaring ’20s, like Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton and John Barrymore – between scenes, or before heading into the city for a night on the town.

Mom’s Kitchen & Bar

Looking for a place to take Mom for Mother’s Day? Try the aptly named Mom’s Kitchen & Bar, located at 33-01 31st Avenue. Mom’s Kitchen and Bar features comfort food, adult beverages, delicious milkshakes and all-day brunch.

Ira’s Golden Nugget: A Must For Mother’s Day

If you ask around in Astoria when you’re looking to find a beautiful piece of jewelry for your special loved one, odds are you’ll be directed to Ira’s Golden Nugget on Steinway Street. Ira’s has been serving Queens for over 20 years, offering the highest quality fine jewelry at the best prices. 
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