Arts & Culture

Your neighbourhoods ever-growing world of art, history and music

When Johnny Came Marching Home: Astoria and The Great Was

                                                            On February 27, 2011, Frank Buckles, the last surviving American to serve in the Great War died peacefully at...

Historic Hangouts Of Astoria/LIC  

The restaurant and business scene in Western Queens changes day-to-day offering new services and...

Long Island City’s History: A Tale of Mayors, Struggles, and The Great Consolidation

Long Island City was created as a literal city on May 4, 1870 after...

Welcome To Astoria’s Lost Islands: The Fascinating History of Berrien’s Island and Its Transformation

One of the most impressive parts about Queens history is how the topography of...

Astoria’s Hidden Costume Paradise: The TDF Costume Collection

Buried beneath Kaufman Astoria Film Studios and hidden from the public eye are some...

Take The Tunnel To The City:  Queens Midtown Tunnel!

It’s hard to believe that the Queens Midtown Tunnel is almost 83...

History Etched in Stone 

The Dutch colonial era of Queens is alive and well in Long...

A Story of Astoria

From a Local Astorian This year, I resolved to learn one new...

Burnt out? There’s a way out.

A new mural breathes hope into the weary On the wall of...

When Long Island City Was a City

The name says it all.  Long Island City was created as a...

Exploring Astoria’s Flat Iron Building

Located on one of New York City’s oldest roads stands a beautifully...

The Luck of Astoria

Locals from Ireland Keeping the Clover Alive Recently while out to dinner...

An Historic Relic in Plain Sight 

One of the most magnificent relics of historic Queens stands on the...