PHOTOS: Astoria peeked behind the scenes of movie-making during a street fair ‘NY On Location’
-- Stunt performers demonstrate a fight scene, at the "New York on Location" event, offering a behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking in New York, at Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Photo: Thanassi Karageorgiou / Museum of the Moving Image

This past Sunday, May 22, the Kaufman Astoria studios hosted “New York on Location,” an all-day street fair and celebration of the film and television industry providing Astoria with an unforgettable insight into the tremendous effort and dedication that goes into filming a movie or TV series in New York. Friendly, experienced industry professionals, from camera crews, […]

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Youth-operated urban farm stand is coming to Astoria this summer
Photo courtesy of Instagram/GrowNYC

Young people in Astoria will play a large part in providing fresh produce to their neighbors this summer. With the help of nonprofit GrowNYC, children ages 16 to 20 will operate an urban farm stand in Ditmars Park filled with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Participating youth will essentially operate a small business and also […]

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Astoria bar’s application for sidewalk cafe spurs debate about congestion on Ditmars Blvd.
Photo courtesy of Instagram/The Pomeroy

A request for an outdoor cafe permit at a Community Board 1 (CB 1) meeting in Astoria turned into a larger discussion about the congestion along Ditmars Boulevard on Tuesday. The Pomeroy, a bar and grill located at 36-12 Ditmars Blvd. and co-owned by Lady Gaga’s childhood friend Bo O’Connor, requested approval for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe […]

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VIDEO: Adorable opossum carries 8 babies on her back through an Astoria backyard
Photo: Screenshot from Gene Grey's video

Pizza rat may have had its 15 minutes of fame but now it’s “OctoPossum’s” turn to shine. This strong, independent opossum mom was seen carrying eight babies across her back in an Astoria backyard, Gothamist first reported. YouTube user Gene Grey uploaded the video on Tuesday, which showed an opossum wearily walking across a backyard and […]

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Enter the nostalgia of the 5 best old-school diners in Queens
Interior of Clinton Diner in Maspeth

New York City restaurants come and go, and rarely survive the ever-changing landscape of this city in the long run. Diners, however, seem to be an exception to this rule. They are the institutions that stubbornly feed comfort food to generation after generation despite the changing tastes and trends in food. Feeding timeless meals, they manage to stand against the time […]

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