Love this classic Coca-Cola soda fountain head and body. Also the Arabic that adorns it. Welcome to America.
Texas Chicken & Pizza
Today I learned that the “ASW” building, the large, incongruous factory-type building on 23rd Avenue near Steinway, is the former Astoria Silk Works factory. From a quick Google search, this excerpt from The Encyclopedia of New York City:
"Factory in Astoria, Queens, established in 1820. Part of the West Point foundry owned by Gouverneur Kemble, it was one of two factory sites; the other was in Cold Springs, Long Island. Astoria Silk Works was owned by investors that included Jacob Ruppert and William Steinway. The mill was located on Steinway Avenue (now Street) near Potter Avenue (now 23rd Avenue). It was composed of brick buildings, marked by ‘ASW,’ that still stand today. A fire in 1914 closed the factory permanently."
Today it’s home to various businesses, including a dance studio, a photographer, a tattoo shop, Astoria Sound Works (which makes good use of the old initials), and more.
I’m putting in my bid for Nicks Deli in East Elmhurst as the best hot pastrami in Queens. 74-15 Ditmars.
Celebrating Cider Week with a cider flight @thequeenskickshaw #queenslove
Experience the flavors of Romania in Sunnyside! Romanian Garden serves hearty dishes like stuffed cabbage, polenta, meatball soup, and meats fresh off the grill. To start get a variety of appetizers. Chiftele (fried meatballs), caseavel pane (fried cheese), and salata de vinete (eggplant salad spread) will do you right.
Romanian Garden, 43-06 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Had my first introduction to the Tortas Pumas by Tortas Neza at Viva La Comida 2013… such an incredible festival! If you missed it, make sure you catch it next year.
A bustling 2nd annual Viva La Comida! #vivaqueens #queenslove
Tonight is the grand opening of Lockwood, the gifts for everyone and everything shop of Queens. It’s the expanded, better and better location of SITE.
3215 33rd St.
For one of the most powerful views of the skyline, witness it reaching above the horizon of grave markers at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside—one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States. With over 3 million interments (more than any other cemetery in the U.S.) and managed by St. Patrick’s Cathedral, it is the posthumous home to numerous Civil War soldiers, mobsters, politicians, and artists. The oldest gravestone is dated 1718. An original adult burial plot cost $7.