Gangjong Kitchen: Preparations being made right now for offerings at Tibetan New Year - March 2nd

Gangjong Kitchen
72-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights

Some are calling bun-ker the best Vietnamese food in Queens. The Ca Ri Ga (curry bobo chicken with roti) is just one of the main items on the main dish list.

46-63 Metropolitan Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385

If you live in the Ditmars section of Astoria, you’re probably familiar with the work of Berch Augustine—whether you know it or not. Many of the local businesses have hired him at some time or other to paint their windows or walls. He’s quite prolific, and lately I’ve been snapping shots of his painting as I’ve run across it. This mural, done for 36th Street Animal Clinic just off Ditmars, had a warm glow to it just before sunset, which complimented the colors of the lettering. You can read more about Mr. Augustine on Nancy Ruhling’s “Astoria Characters” blog.

If you live in the Ditmars section of Astoria, you’re probably familiar with the work of Berch Augustine—whether you know it or not. Many of the local businesses have hired him at some time or other to paint their windows or walls. He’s quite prolific, and lately I’ve been snapping shots of his painting as I’ve run across it. This mural, done for 36th Street Animal Clinic just off Ditmars, had a warm glow to it just before sunset, which complimented the colors of the lettering. You can read more about Mr. Augustine on Nancy Ruhling’s “Astoria Characters” blog.

Let’s go to the movies at Jackson Heights Cinema in Jackson Heights. This small theater has $6 matinees and $6 movies on Wednesdays. Some of the movies are even subtitled in Spanish. 

40-31 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11373

Let’s go to the movies at Jackson Heights Cinema in Jackson Heights. This small theater has $6 matinees and $6 movies on Wednesdays. Some of the movies are even subtitled in Spanish.

40-31 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11373

Steak and huevos rancheros at La Flor in Woodside #queenslove

Steak and huevos rancheros at La Flor in Woodside #queenslove

Sel roti process at Dhaulagiri in JH. First time I’ve seen it. #jeffsayyes http://ift.tt/KNTFnL

Sel roti process at Dhaulagiri in JH. First time I’ve seen it. #jeffsayyes http://ift.tt/KNTFnL

Just steps away from Sripraphai is this adorable family-owned and run Thai restaurant, Thailand Center Point #QueensLove

Just steps away from Sripraphai is this adorable family-owned and run Thai restaurant, Thailand Center Point #QueensLove

Christmas wrapping at Renee’s Kitchen in Woodside #jeffsayyes #filipino http://ift.tt/1cn5XxG

Christmas wrapping at Renee’s Kitchen in Woodside #jeffsayyes #filipino http://ift.tt/1cn5XxG

Matzoh brei okonomiyaki for Asian-Jewish Christmas brunch @thequeenskickshaw #queenslove

Matzoh brei okonomiyaki for Asian-Jewish Christmas brunch @thequeenskickshaw #queenslove

The @queenscountymarket pie bake-off for #HaiyanRelief at @SingleCutBeer in Astoria until 5pm today! Come show some #queenslove

The @queenscountymarket pie bake-off for #HaiyanRelief at @SingleCutBeer in Astoria until 5pm today! Come show some #queenslove

Love this classic Coca-Cola soda fountain head and body. Also the Arabic that adorns it. Welcome to America. 

Texas Chicken & Pizza
Woodside

Love this classic Coca-Cola soda fountain head and body. Also the Arabic that adorns it. Welcome to America.

Texas Chicken & Pizza
Woodside

A great place for dessert or a snack is Tea Cup Cafe in Elmhurst. Try shaved ice or one of their Thai style toasts. The one pictured here is topped with Nutella. 

Tea Cup Cafe, 76-23 Woodside Ave., Elmhurst, NY 11377

Ashrita Furman is a local celebrity. While he is not managing a health food store in Jamaica, he attempts to break world records. According to this documentary, he has broken 350 world records. I’m sure he has broken more since the making of this. You can check out the entire 24 minute documentary about him here. When you’re in the neighborhood, you can stop by and say hello. Also, tons of footage of Queens, that’s not just stock footage you’d see on episodes of King of Queens.

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.

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.