December, 2011

No Holds Barred

Public executions could be big revenue boosters for states

In the end-game (if it is the end-game) of The Great Recession, most of the state governments are missing a great source of revenue, which the public will not complain about. Comments (7).

November, 2011


Astoria native Schwimmer also one of our ‘Friends’

Born in Astoria Nov. 2, 1966, actor and director David Lawrence Schwimmer is best known as the hopeless romantic Ross Geller in the 1990s sitcom “Friends.” Born to attorneys Arthur and Arlene Schwimmer, he, his older sister Ellie and his parents moved to California when David was 2. Comment.

Former LIRR employee writes Jamaica station history

For most commuters, the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station is just a simple hub that gets them to Long Island and Manhattan, but train history buff David Morrison said the location is one of the most historically significant places in the city. Comments (2).

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Singer Tony Bennett of Astoria worked as a grocery clerk

The Cold War cools down. Only a few weeks before, the Cuban Missile Crisis lurched the world toward war. On Oct. 24, 1962, the U.S. Navy set up a “quarantine” around Cuba. All Soviet ships with missile shipments had to turn back. Comment.
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