In the northwestern corner of Queens in New York City, Astoria has hosted immigrants from around the world, including large groups of people from Greece, Italy, Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Mexico, Montenegro and Pakistan. The area was originally called Hallet’s Cove after William Hallet settled there in the late 1650s. The name was changed to Astoria in honor of the world’s wealthiest man during the late 1700s, John Jacob Astor, who invested money in the area.
Local Newspapers: New York Times Courier
Local Sports Teams: New York Sports Teams
Local Colleges: State UniversityNew York Area Colleges
Zip Codes associated with astoria, new york: 11101, 11102, 11103, 11104, 11105, 11106
Towns/Cities near astoria, new york : Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Corona, Manhattan, East Harlem
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the downtown New York film scene captured the spirit of punk music and crossed the lines between the worlds of visual art and avant-garde film. Museum of the Moving Image will look at this vivid moment in time with a weekend of rare screenings and personal appearances this weekend, March 28 and 29, 2015.This new bar proves cider isna t just for girls
Cider gets a bad rap - namely that it's a sparkling beverage for wusses who can't handle chugging brewskis. But with the this week's opening of Wassail - NYC's first bar dedicated exclusively to fine cider - a trio of New Yorkers is hoping to kick that notion to the curb.New York City to start search for ferry service operator
The city will spend $55 million to build and expand ferry docks, acquire property, and manufacture barges for the ferry system, which is set to launch first in South Brooklyn, Astoria, and the Rockaways in 2017. The city will spend $55 million to build and expand ferry docks, acquire property, and manufacture barges for the ferry system, which is set to launch first in South Brooklyn, Astoria, and the Rockaways in 2017.Weekend Service Permanently Added to Queens Waterfront Bus Route
"There is so much happening throughout western Queens that our need for better methods of traveling between our neighborhoods has never been more pressing," said State Sen. Michael Gianaris, who has been pushing for expanded service on the line, in a statement. The areas along the Q103 route, which runs along Vernon Boulevard between Astoria and Hunters Point, "have recently experienced tremendous population growth amid new residential developments," the MTA said in a statement.Moving Image to Present Downtown Ny Film: the 1970S and 1980S Exhibition, 3/28-29
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the downtown New York film scene captured the spirit of punk music and crossed the lines between the worlds of visual art and avant-garde film. Museum of the Moving Image will look at this vivid moment in time with a weekend of rare screenings and personal appearances on March 28 and 29, 2015.'Menancing' Skaters Destroy and Hog New Waterfront Space, Locals Say
The East River Esplanade at South Street and Rutgers Slip quickly became a neighborhood hot spot when the city unveiled its outdoor workout machines, bocce court and new seating by the water last year. Families worked out together and took walks along the river, while elderly residents met up for fan dances and sat on the benches, neighbors said.Watch Films From 30 Countries as Queens World Film Festival Returns
The city's most diverse borough will be home to more than 100 movies from filmmakers around the globe this week as the Queens World Film Festival returns for its fifth year. The festival, which takes place at venues in Long Island City and Jackson Heights, aims to be a more inclusive alternative than mainstream ones, and this year's line up will feature 117 films from 30 different countries.An Extra Quick Q & More Sheepshead Bay Subway Changes
Below you'll find early week Sheepshead Bay subway changes on the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn. Check back later this week to see what's happening this weekend.MAP: Queens Brewery Scene Heating Up in Recent Years
Just a few years ago the borough didn't have any, but now Queens is bursting at the seams with brewers attracted to the area's cheaper rents and more available space than elsewhere in the city. Queens Brewery , which started production upstate in 2013, just announced plans to move to a new space in Ridgewood later this year - making it the seventh brewery to hit the borough in recent years.'Mad Men' exhibit opening at Museum of Moving Image in Astoria
January Jones as Betty Francis, left, Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell, Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris and John Slattery as Roger Sterling in "Mad Men" Season 7B. Photo Credit: AMC / Frank Ockenfels 3 "Nostalgia -- it's delicate but potent," Don Draper intoned in his famous pitch for the Kodak account on "Mad Men," the '60s-set show that is the subject of a new exhibition at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image.Craziest hotel guest requests, Apple Watch airline apps, airlines' busiest spring
Michael Romei, chief concierge of the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, has seen various paranormal concierge requests during his tenure of 20-plus years. Other guest requests ranged from Kobe beef for their dog to a Mariachi band for a wedding to spreading a pets ashes to a unicorn.DOT Has a New Plan for Bike Lanes on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge
DOT has a plan to add bike lanes to the J. J. Byrne Memorial Bridge, which carries Greenpoint Avenue across Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens [ PDF ]. The agency has also mapped out new striped bike lanes and markings in Sunnyside and Long Island City [ PDF ], which would improve access to the bridge.Dog Run and Rooftop Playground on Ballot for $1M in Funding
Residents in Councilman Costa Constantinides ' district will be able to pick their favorite of 18 neighborhood projects this spring, part of an effort to let voters decide how to spend $1 million in capital budget funds. People suggested their ideas at a series of participatory budgeting sessions last fall that were held throughout the district, which includes Astoria and parts of Elmhurst, Woodside and Jackson Heights.Discovering the Fusion of Art & Flavor in New York's Queens
Said to be the new frontier where global flavors and art converge, earlier this year Lonely Planet shocked many by announcing Queens as the must-visit U.S. destination of 2015. New York City 's humble neighbor and overlooked borough seemed to shy away from the attention like a lovable nerd suddenly being voted prom queen.Mayor asks Wall Street to step up
For more than a year, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been trying to impose rules on businesses: a higher minimum wage , a living wage , paid sick leave , affordable housing , a rent freeze and more. But there's a limit to what he can impose.Empire State Building daredevil photos will give you vertigo
"Carl Russell waves to his co-workers on the structural work of the 88th floor of the new Empire State Building. When complete the highest man-made structure in the world will rise 1,222 feet above the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street.Artichoke Basille's Pizza Opens in Former Frankie's Spot in Astoria
Artichoke Basille's Pizza opened its latest outpost in Astoria on Tuesday, marking the fifth New York City location for the mini-chain, which served its first slice in the East Village in 2008 . The newest Artichoke opened near the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard train station at 22-56 31st St. The space was formerly occupied by longtime pizzeria Frankie's Pizza, which closed this past fall .
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