Local filmmakers pay tribute to 90-year-old barber shop in Astoria
Photo courtesy of James Ogle

The second edition of “Astoria Stories” was recently released and this time, three filmmakers looked back on the history of 90-year-old Modern Barber Shop. Astoria residents James Ogle, Kevin Provost and Dan Connell recently teamed up to create “Astoria Stories,” a series of videos profiling established businesses in Astoria. The first video, released earlier this month, showcased […]

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All waves lead to NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival in Rockaway Beach this weekend
Photos courtesy of Lava Girl Surf and Fran Miller

Catch a wave with Lava Girl. This interestingly named cultural group will present the NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival this Friday through Sunday at Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th St., Rockaway Beach.)   The fourth annual celebration will focus on women who love to surf and filmmakers who capture their feats on camera. Attendees will be […]

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Watch how Astoria filmmakers pay homage to longtime neighborhood businesses
Photo via Vimeo

Three Astoria residents are using their background in film to capture the stories of people behind local businesses in the neighborhood. James Ogle, the founder a production company called Clearview Media, has partnered with Kevin Provost and Dan Connell to create the first in what will be a series of videos profiling established businesses in Astoria. […]

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Watch short films by Queens artists at the Boulevard Film Festival in Sunnyside next week
Photo courtesy of Facebook/TheDOGandDUCK

A group of Queens-based filmmakers will hold a festival in Sunnyside to showcase the work of fellow artists. The Boulevard Film Festival will take place from July 15 through July 17 at three different venues in Sunnyside including the Thalia Spanish Theatre, Bar 43 and The DOG and DUCK. This year’s festival will showcase short films […]

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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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