July 2018

Top 5 Trending Modern Jazz Musicians


Jazz musicians include legendary names like that of Miles David, John Coltrane and Nat King Cole. These are some of the most famous jazz musicians but today a new face of jazz is emerging. With a refreshing new way to break out of classic American jazz, artists are creating something unlike anything before. Here are [...]

Top 5 Trending Modern Jazz Musicians2018-07-24T11:20:54+00:00

A Kiss for Cinderella: The Play & The Movie


A Kiss for Cinderella is more than just a child’s fantasy. The name is actually referring to a silent film produced in 1925. Directed by Herbert Brenon, the film stars Betty Bronson, Esther Ralston, and Tom Moore. The story is based on a 1916 play in which Cinderella, a servant girl who believes in fairies [...]

A Kiss for Cinderella: The Play & The Movie2018-07-18T15:52:12+00:00

June 2018

3 Classic Cocktails of the Prohibition Era (Plus DIY Recipes)


The Golden age of cocktails during the 1920’s-30’s was when drinks like the Martini and Daiquiri were created. It is also when liquor was illegal and of course, because the prohibition of alcohol was strictly enforced, cocktails had to be served at speakeasies. These underground bars were the birthplace of some of today’s most infamous [...]

3 Classic Cocktails of the Prohibition Era (Plus DIY Recipes)2018-06-25T13:09:22+00:00

Mochi and Pastries by Day, Cocktails by Night in the West Village


By Florence Fabricant Headliner LA MAISON DE MAKOTO This dessert shop and lounge, LMDM for short, was announced with some fanfare last fall as Philippe Conticini, the Parisian chef and baker, was to be involved. No more. The owners, Andrea Rodrik, a 21-year-old Swiss-Turkish entrepreneur who has strong opinions about fine baked goods, and the consultant Omar [...]

Mochi and Pastries by Day, Cocktails by Night in the West Village2018-06-14T15:12:47+00:00

Astoria Street Fairs in June & July 2018


New York street fairs include all of the best things the city has to offer. The warm summer months create ideal conditions for taking in the sights, sounds and of course the weather of New York’s outdoors. In Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Astoria, pedestrians of all kinds including meanderer’s, strollers and gawkers take in amusing [...]

Astoria Street Fairs in June & July 20182018-07-03T12:49:43+00:00

New York City Jazz History


If New Orleans is credited with being the birthplace of jazz, the "Windy City" with further spreading it throughout America, then we can safely say that New York is responsible for refining it and making it a worldwide recognized musical genre and phenomenon. New York City is still considered the capital of the jazz, with [...]

New York City Jazz History2018-06-01T16:14:06+00:00

May 2018

Most famous Kaufman Astoria Studios Movies


With a history spanning almost 100 years, The Kaufman Astoria Studios has been part of some of the most brilliant and famous projects in the film industry. It rose to prominence while it was home to Paramount Pictures during the silent era of filmmaking in the twenties, and it still represents an important establishment for [...]

Most famous Kaufman Astoria Studios Movies2018-05-23T16:47:28+00:00

Simotas, Maloney Celebrate Women’s History


By Queens Gazette On Friday, May 11, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney hosted their annual luncheon to celebrate Women’s History and to honor three exceptional local women for their commitment to community service. The celebration, which was held at George’s restaurant at Kaufman Astoria Studios, was attended [...]

Simotas, Maloney Celebrate Women’s History2018-06-14T15:05:27+00:00

Lonely Planet Review of George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios


By Lonely Planet Our Review Secreted away inside the Kaufman Astoria Studios, this classy dining room and bar serves up high-end comfort fare (short ribs stroganoff, fried chicken with baby bok choy, crab cakes). If you're not up for a meal, however, it's worthwhile stopping by the bar to soak up the 1920s atmosphere, while lingering [...]

Lonely Planet Review of George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios2018-05-15T11:41:02+00:00

Visit the Ghosts of W.C. Fields & Rudolph Valentino – George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios


By NYC The Official Guide The ghosts of W.C. Fields, Lillian Gish, and Rudolph Valentino inhabit Kaufman Astoria Studios - if you believe in such things. The massive facility was a center of production during the silent-film era and churned out propaganda reels during World War II when the military bought it. Since the 1970s, [...]

Visit the Ghosts of W.C. Fields & Rudolph Valentino – George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios2018-05-15T11:36:54+00:00
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