Entertainment

ASTORIA TRIVIA!

We’ll keep it SUPER easy this week. We’ll give you three words as clues… try to guess the famous Astorian! Dominick. Duets. Paints. Drop a comment below with your answer, and the winner will get a free Give Me Astoria t-shirt! Looks like we’ve got a tie! The first two people…

Joe Santagato and Johnny Petrop: Putting Astoria on the Map

This week we’re bringing you not just one, but TWO Humans of the Week. We sat down with Johnny Petrop, an up and coming rapper taking the hip hop world by storm, and Joe Santagato, a world famous, HILARIOUS Youtuber with more than 200,000 subscribers. Joe, How’d you get started with…

An Arts District…In Our Backyard?

You might have heard that Astoria is Queen’s very first Arts District…which is kind of a big deal. Seriously, do you realize big Queens is!? The announcement was made on  March 28 by New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. The district was established in partnership with Kaufman Astoria Studios,…

Favela Grill: The Closest to Brazil We Might Ever Get.

This week’s pick of the week is our favorite local Brazilian spot, Favela Grill. Favela is home-y. Is that a word? It is now. It’s comfortable. Dimly lit and inviting, Favela is a great place to end up on a weekend night, which is when we stopped by. In the…

Evan Roumeliotis: Film Project Creator, Restaurateur…and Possibly Rasputin Reincarnate.

This week’s Give Me Astoria Human of the Week is Evan Roumeliotis. You might know him as the owner of local favorite Sparrow Tavern, newcomer Mar’s Oyster Bar, and tattoo shop The Queens Ink, or as one of the talented masterminds behind the bi-annual film extravaganza we love– The Sparrow…

FREE DESSERT INSIDE. Mhhh, Martha’s Country Bakery.

IT’S TIME FOR OUR NEXT CONTEST! Once again, it’s super simple. Just enter your e-mail address here and you’ll be entered to win! If you don’t already love Martha’s Country Bakery, check out our review…and get ready to hear your stomach rumble.

Carnival of Love: Making a Difference, One Child At a Time.

Established in 2008, Carnival of Love non-profit organization that seriously stole the hearts of everyone at Give Me Astoria. We recently spoke to Despina Manoloudas who told us all the ins and outs of this amazing organization. Carnival of Love was founded with the purpose of making a difference in…

Want to be the first to sign up for The Sparrow Film Project? Here’s your chance!

We just learned that for the first time EVER, the Sparrow Film Project is opening up online pre-registration! Pre-registration will be open from now until Saturday night at 11:59pm. Teams that signup online will receive their assignment by email on Monday April 7th. The fee for signing up will be $25…

Give Me Astoria: PROUD SPONSORS OF THE SPARROW FILM PROJECT!

So, if you haven’t heard of the Sparrow Film Project, you are TOTALLY missing out. Twice a year The Sparrow Film Project commitee put together this event. Here’s how it works: teams sign up for a spot on the list, and then have three weeks to make a three minute…

Jason D. Antos: Queens Gazette Editor Extraordinaire and Local Author

This week’s Human of the Week is Jason D. Antos, editor of the Queens Gazette, and author of books on Shea Stadium, Whitestone, Flushing, Queens, and most recently, Jackson Heights. How long have you worked at the Gazette? Since 2009. I was a part time reporter until January of 2010,…