I Love The Night Life



From The Publisher



We’re not quite ready yet to say goodbye to the “summertime blues”…rock, jazz, and any of the latest permutations of music and art that are exploding on all cylinders throughout Astoria. Our staff of “twenty-somethings” (and something-somethings) don’t have to go back to school, but some of you do. Don’t fret, the excitement ain’t over. There is life after summer, […]

American Summer Tradition



We are well into summer, winding it up, but we are not done with barbecue weather just yet. Millions of Americans across the country will continue barbecuing in a tradition that is as American as it gets. While one may think that slathering ribs and meat with barbecue sauce, spices and putting it to grill is the definition of barbecue, […]

Pushing Boundaries Off A Cliff



The Freak Show at Local Project Art Space (11-27 44th Rd., LIC) is a multi-media group exhibition of the “freakiest, weirdest and creepier works of art ever.” Running through September 8, the show is curated by John Baber and Carolina Peñafiel. There will be a performance event August 25, 7-10 pm. If you are seeing this online, you might have […]

Sparrow Film Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary



The Sparrow Film Project, the iconic short-film challenge, returns this year for its 10th anniversary, celebrating the artistic, imaginative and DIY ethos of the Astoria community. The announcement was made on August 14 by artistic director Michael Freeland and technical director Sal Milazzo. The Sparrow Film Project is made possible with major sponsorship from Kaufman Astoria Studios. To commemorate its […]

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Queens World Film Festival In Top 100



Film Freeway, a global platform for submitting independent films, recently ranked Queens World Film Festival in the Top 100, out of over 7,000 contestants, ranking higher than well-established operations such as Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and festivals in Seattle and Los Angeles. In addition, it is the best-reviewed film festival in New York City. City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, chair […]

Tell Me A Story Astoria



Children prepare for slumber requesting a bedtime story. A new and thrilling television series is taking the cherished fairytales and twisting them into nightmare-inducing horrors. This first season of the series interweaves Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Jack and the Beanstalk to invoke one “Grimm” storyline that aims to hook viewers from the very start. Filming […]

Coffee, The Liquid Gold



In the households of millions of Americans coffee is one of the most essential products to have in the kitchen and is a ritualistic part of many New Yorkers’ mornings. Coffee has been a staple of most households forever, and yet there is still no written history of the discovery of coffee—only myths and legends. The legend begins with a […]

NYC Ferry: For Sightseeing Or Commuting



Labor Day is just around the corner, the unofficial end of summer vacation. The days are still warm, and if you are looking for something refreshing and fun to do locally, you should check out the NYC Ferry stop in Astoria and LIC. In service now for over a year, it is located at 3-10 Astoria Boulevard, adjacent to the […]