Post Tagged with: "Astoria"

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 11 John Liu, and Senator Michael Gianaris at the offices of The National Herald. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

John Liu and the Greek-American Community

Elections 2018, Queens November 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

John Liu visited The National Herald with two Greek-American NYS legislators who support his candidacy for the State Senate.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cretans Association Omonoia NY on Oct. 20 at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria. (Photo by Kosta Bej via The National Herald)

Cretan Association Marks 100 Years

Culture, Queens, Western European October 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Members of the Cretan-Greek community joined the Cretans Association Omonoia of New York’s centennial celebration in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

United Brothers owner Tom Kourkoumelis is just one of the many business owners happy to see the Astoria train stations reopened. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

‘Happy Ending’ for Greek Store Owners in Astoria

Business, Eastern European, Queens, Transportation June 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Greek business owners applaud the reopening of the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations in Astoria after months of declining foot traffic, reports The National Herald.

Artist Gabriele Perici (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Astoria Businesses Hurting Over Subway Station Closings

Business, Latino, Queens March 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm

The closing of two Astoria subway stations for renovation is wreaking havoc for dozens of Hispanic businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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New City Law Sends Laundromats Spinning

Business, East Asian, New York November 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

A new city regulation will make it difficult for many laundromat owners to renew their licenses, World Journal reports.

Jersey City mayoral candidate Bill Matsikoudis (standing) (Photo via Greek News)

Greek-American NJ Mayoral Candidate Heads to Astoria

Elections 2017, Queens, Western European October 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Jersey City mayoral candidate Bill Matsikoudis spoke at a fundraising event in Astoria about his Greek heritage and what led him to dedicate his life to public service, reports Greek News.

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Immigrant Actors Speak Out

Culture, Immigration, New York August 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

An Astoria resident has started a project that brings to light the experiences faced by immigrant actors in NYC, reports QNS.

The St. Irene Chrysovalantou procession in Astoria. (Photo by The Patriarchal Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou)

St. Irene Feast Day Marked in Astoria

Queens, Religion, Western European August 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

The revered St. Irene was remembered with a procession, a liturgy and other celebrations, The National Herald reports.


A DACA Chef in Astoria

Immigration, Mexican, Queens, Video August 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

With the future of the DACA program up in the air, recipient Alfonso Verdis voices his worries during a visit by BRIC TV to Sanfords Restaurant where the Mexican immigrant works as a chef.

Astoria Performing Arts Center’s “Raisin” is being revived four decades since the last New York production. The musical revival will feature choreographer Tamrin Goldberg, left, and actress Sarita Amani Nash, right. (Photo by Terrance O’Kane via Times Ledger)

‘Raisin’ Returns to NY After Four Decades

Black, Culture, Queens May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Times Ledger and Queens Gazette cover the revival in Astoria of “Raisin,” which is being staged as a full production for the first time in 42 years. The musical is an adaption of “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry whose legacy is described in an Amsterdam News piece.

Grace Chung, Dee Raymond (Photo via Sunnyside Post)

Protesting Displacement in Queens

Housing, Queens April 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Protesters say three city plans will lead to displacement and more gentrification in Queens, Sunnyside Post reports.

Deropoli dancers, based in Athens, performed at the flag raising in Astoria March 25. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

Greek Pride Celebrated in Astoria and on Fifth Avenue

Culture, Manhattan, Queens, Western European March 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Greeks in New York celebrated 196 years of independence with a flag raising in Astoria followed by the Greek Independence Day Parade the next day.

Juliet Payabyab (right) with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz during the celebration of Philippine American Friendship Day in June 2016. (Photo via The FilAm)

A FilAm Leader’s Foray into Politics

Politics, Queens, Southeast Asian March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

The FilAm profiles Filipino-American community leader Juliet Payabyab who, after more than four decades of living in Astoria, is getting involved in local politics and applying for a community board seat.

The gyro flight, or "mini gyro shots" at SVL “Souvlaki” Bar. (Photo via LIC/Astoria Journal)

‘Mini Gyro Shots’ at Greek Eatery in Astoria

Food, Queens, Western European March 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm

After a midnight craving for some souvlaki gyro went unfulfilled, Costas Gurlakis and Peter Katsiaris decided to open a Greek restaurant with late-night hours. LIC/Astoria Journal profiles the Greek-American owners of SVL “Souvlaki” Bar.