Interview

Interview

Speaking with Brian King of Vapor Generation

Brian moved to Astoria from California two and a half months ago. He started working with Vapor Generation when it opened in late February.

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Speaking with Rodolfo of Tu Casa Astoria

“We’re unique,” Rodolfo says. “I believe we are the only Latino restaurant around here.”

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Speaking with Mohamed Khalil of Leli’s Bakery & Pastry Shop

“Astoria is my second Alexandria” says Mohamed Khalil, the manager of Leli’s Bakery & Pastry Shop at 35-14 30th Avenue.

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Speaking with striking Trade Fair meat workers

  From last Wednesday, Trade Fair employees have been standing outside the supermarket on 30th Ave with placards and leaflets.  They are among 100 employees of the meat departments at the nine Trade Fair locations throughout Queens who are holding an “unfair labor practices” strike. Among them is Eunice Izquierdo.  She has worked in the […]

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Observation

Astoria kids of the 1940s reunite

On 20 September a group of people in their early seventies met for lunch at an Astoria restaurant.

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Frank and Jennifer Greco – Astoria Coins and Collectibles

Frank and Jennifer Greco have run Astoria Coins and Collectibles on 30th Avenue since 1975. It was a coin shop before then too.

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Elizabet Flores – La Bomboniera Marylu

The store is brimful with party products. Among them are its namesake and Elizabet’s own personal favorite item, the favors called bombonieras.

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Sid – Emergency Medical Technician with NYC Fire Department

In Long Island we do everything at once. We do fire, rescue, and ambulance first aid at the same time. Here it’s separate.

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Jeanne Marie Boes – Singer and songwriter

There was a Casio keyboard lying around at home when she was a child. She liked playing about on it, and hasn’t looked back since then.

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