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Police Search For 3 Thieves Wanted In Brazen Astoria Building Burglary

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for three brazen thieves wanted in connection to a burglary in Astoria earlier this month.

On Jan. 10, authorities say two men and a woman entered a building on 30th Street at around 3:50 p.m. 94 more words


Weekend Trip to New York

Good morning and happy short week!

Although my workload has tripled, I’ve managed to have three consecutive short work weeks this month. I’m not bragging or anything but long weekends feel so good. 1,931 more words


Spotlight on Queens Writing: Machu Picchu Me by Carlos Hiraldo

Newtown Literary is pleased to spotlight Queens writer Carlos Hiraldo. We interviewed him about his new poetry collection, Machu Picchu Me, and his responses are below. 1,203 more words


Cypriot Cuisine at Zenon Taverna in Astoria, Queens

The neighborhood of Astoria in Queens, NYC is known for its huge Greek population (which is still growing today), and accordingly, you can find some of the best Greek food in the city (and country) in this one neighborhood. 441 more words


flaming thing

It’s Tag des Deutschen Apfels (German Apples) day in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The bright passage, it’s a not unlikely spot to find a group of cultists dropping a bizarre golden diadem into the water hoping to contact those who might lie below the seething waters. 411 more words

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grim castle

Today is the Fête du Vodoun in the Republic of Benin.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Shlepping around Astoria one day, my footsteps found me over by Luyster Creek on the forbidden northern shore of Queens. 433 more words

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rotting creation

It’s National Cassoulet Day, here in these United States.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The Astoria Tumbleweeds doth fly. In accordance with the ancient village’s calendrical notch on the wheel of the year, it’s time to abandon the holiday tree to the vagaries of the wind. 434 more words

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