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A storm’s a coming.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Depressing, that’s how I usually describe it. Shortly after taking this photo in the Court Square/Queens Plaza area of Long Island City, where the sidewalk was actually blocked off by this enormous midden of residential tower garbage, I sat in one of the high priced cafes installed into one of those residential towers (the kind that offers fare best described as a single perfect tomato served on a big white artisinal plate) and listened to a group of activists telling me that all this real estate development was just peachy and that they’d like to see more of it. 556 more words

New York City

NYPD: Fake Cop Shakes Down Astoria Homeowner For 'Donation'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a man caught on surveillance video accused of impersonating a police officer to rob a Queens homeowner. 51 more words


TN172: Astoria, OR Landslide December 1953. Bond St looking North.

This is the aftermath of a devastating landslide that occurred in December 1953 in Astoria, Oregon after several days of heavy rain.

This view is damage from the slide on Bond Street, near Hume Avenue looking to the northwest. 24 more words


TN171: Astoria, OR Landslide in December 1953,Bond St Looking East.

Shown here is the aftermath of a landslide in Astoria, Oregon, on Bond street near Hume Ave. after heavy rains in December, 1953. This view is looking to the east. 24 more words


TN173: Landslide aftermath in Astoria, OR in December 1953.

Shown here is the aftermath of a landslide in the area of 27th & Irvine St. in Astoria, Oregon after heavy rains in December, 1953. 13 more words


Speaker Corey Johnson comes to Astoria

The first thing City Council Speaker Corey Johnson wanted the crowd to know was that he is openly HIV positive and has been sober for nine years. 770 more words

Local Pols

A Weekend In Astoria

Like clockwork, when summer rolls around and Los Angeles becomes a sticky mess of tourists and smog, I start yearning for towering trees, sea breezes, and golden twilights that last all night. 619 more words