New York Daily News
Building a community at St. Francis of Assisi School
This year St. Francis of Assisi School, located in the vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood of Astoria, N.Y., will be diligently working to build our school community of high academic standards through a Catholic Identity Program of faith in action and a personal commitment of service to others.
Wantagh native launches theater company where young locals can thrive
Founders of the Long Island Theatre Collective, Ian Sullivan, 29, of Wantagh, Tom Brown, 29, of Amityville, and Ilana Landecker, 29, of Astoria, pose for a portrait at Sullivan's Wantagh home on Aug. 13, 2014.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Astoria Fashionista Opens Shoe and Jewelry Boutique on Ditmars Boulevard
An Astoria resident with a background in fashion and retail is planning to open her own boutique in the neighborhood soon which will specialize in shoes and jewelry.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
New York Daily News
Aug. 19: The Kosciuszko Bridge, stop-and-frisk and corrupt pols
Astoria: On Aug. 23, New Yorkers can recognize the 75th anniversary of the opening of that Brooklyn and Queens workhorse of a roadway, the Kosciuszko Bridge.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Travel World News
Panama: The First Waldorf Astoria in Latin America Introduces New Hotel Package
The Waldorf Astoria Panama, the first Waldorf Astoria in Latin America, is welcoming travelers with The Panama Canal Package, including a breakfast buffet, complimentary WiFi, a five-hour Panama Canal transit tour full of history and geological value, and transportation to and from the Miraflores Visitor Center - where guests will learn about this ... (more)
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Officials seeking funds for overlook
Amsterdam officials have been searching for ways to raise money to include artistic amenities that were removed from the original Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook design.
WNYC-AM New York
The Man who Put Prostitutes and Hiroshima in Hong Kong Movies
Throughout the 1960's, Patrick Lung Kong made around 14 films, a slow pace by the standards of Cantonese Cinema.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Perfect Saturday: Gift Shopping, Film Screenings, and Beer Gardens in Astoria
Welcome to Perfect Saturday , a weekly Racked feature in which we outline the best places to shop and spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending-who knows! Astoria manages to do the impossible by continuing to grow as a desirable spot for young professionals, but not booming into an area with streets you can ... (more)
10 Unpretentious Rooftop Bars in the City
A rude doorman, strict dress code and all-round snobbery won't take away from watching a dazzling New York City sunset at these rooftop bars.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Another factory to become residential
From Crains : The latest launching pad for big-scale residential development in Astoria, Queens, has hit the market with an asking price of $60 million.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
NBC New York
Girl Finds Loaded Gun on Coney Island: Police
A young girl looking for seashells on the beach on Coney Island found a loaded handgun in the sand, police say.
Rare Jackson Heights Duplex With Garden Views Hits Market for Nearly $1M
A spacious duplex apartment in a historic building that boasts views of a private garden, its own laundry room and even a built-in TV above the stove, hit the market this weekend for nearly $1 million.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
10th Rural Route Film Festival Comes to Moving Image This Weekend
The Rural Route Film Festival , celebrating its tenth anniversary, returns to Museum of the Moving Image from today, August 8 through 10, 2014, with its showcase of international films that take the road less traveled, transporting viewers to places far outside of the city.
Astoria Cove proposal falls short
Residents of Astoria are parsing the blueprints for a luxury, waterfront, 1,700-apartment development known as Astoria Cove that could -- overnight -- infuse the Queens neighborhood with new vitality while changing its character forever.
Influx of Indie Coffee Shops in Astoria Giving New Flavor to Daily Grind
Java lovers, rejoice. Astoria is getting a major pick-me-up with a number of new coffee shops that have recently debuted or are set to open soon in the neighborhood.
NYPD's In-House Bee Expert Buzzes Off Into Retirement
The NYPD's resident beekeeper , Anthony Planakis , 52, handed in his retirement papers at 1 Police Plaza on Tuesday after 20 years saving bees - and the people of New York from the swarming insects.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Jackson Heights News
Queens girls close gender gap through coding program
While other teens are enjoying the beach and freedom from schoolwork, two Queens girls are doing their part to close the gender gap as they attend an eight-week summer session on computer coding.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
United Noshes: The Alphabet Foodies
For the past three years, Jesse Friedman and Laura Hadden have been on a quest to explore world cuisine from their modest kitchen in Brooklyn.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
US officials are returning ancient Greek coins
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and Greek officials scheduled a ceremony Monday marking the repatriation of coins dating to 500 B.C. The coins were part of a case against noted Rhode Island hand surgeon and coin aficionado Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss, whose January 2012 arrest during a coin auction at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel roiled the ... (more)
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Astoria Park Shore Fest Returns With 'Zumba Marathon,' Music and Food
Get a workout, grab some local grub and jam by the waterfront this month, as the Shore Fest returns to Astoria Park for its sixth year for three Sundays in August.