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The Queens Council on the Arts teamed up with the Knockdown Center, the event venue in Maspeth, to offer a new short term residency program that would offer free studio space to working artists. Queens Tribune writes that there is now a six-question survey/application available “to determine how the Center can accommodate local artists and […]
A colorful mural is now on display on the wall of the laundromat at Greenpoint Avenue and 43rd Street, in Sunnyside. Sunnyside Post reports that the artwork is by Freddie “Free5″ Rodriguez. Two other artists also refreshed the mural of a woman right beside it. It certainly livens up an otherwise boring brick wall, which […]
Astoria Coffee, a specialty coffee distributor based in (obviously) Astoria, is opening a brick and mortar cafe! We Heart Astoria reports that the location will be 30-04 30th Street, on the corner of 30th Avenue. They plan to open shop this June, serving beer and wine in addition to coffee, tea, and baked goods. You […]
From humor to tragedy, television to theater, acting to writing, David Alan Greir has found success on just about every stage. He’s probably best-known for his characters Al MacAfee, an extremely annoying shop teacher with a megaphone, and Mr. Brooks, a senior citizen with a penchant for arguing with his wife on the Emmy-winning comedy […]
Welcome to the Q’Stoner food feature, Signature Dish! Once a week we check in with Queens restaurants and ask the owners about the all-time favorite dishes they serve. If you know of a dish you’d like to see featured here, please email email@example.com. The Spot: The Thirsty Koala, 35-12 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria. The Deal: Although Queens has […]