Monday, August 22, 2005

Community Map of Astoria

Where you at? If you love google maps half as much as I do, then sign into my community map of Astoria. Put a marker at you and a few of your favorite Astorian haunts. (Just zoom in and click on the map to add a maker.)

27 comments:

floozigrl said...

i love this!

Joey said...

Yeah - cool app, right?

mia said...

Oh this is great fun! (but one should be able to edit their own markers... or else accidentally lead others a-stray... opps...)

Joey said...

I know. As admin, I can delete. If you botch one and want me to nix it, just let me know. No worries.

maura said...

this is awesome!

Joey said...

hey - whoever put Marc Lanes - what's that place like? Is it cool? I love bowling.

maura said...

i mapped maric lanes! it's a pretty old-school bowling alley, with maybe 24 lanes, a bar, and a snack bar. the look of the place is fairly unique -- there's a second level with lockers and extra video games, and the high ceiling gives the place a slightly different feel than most of the alleys i've been to.

getting there is a bit of a hike, although you can take the bus.

Joey said...

hmmmm. Well, I like to bike around, so getting there wouldn't be that bad. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for mapping it! Everyone's put such great stuff up. Some places I hadn't even heard of!

Anonymous said...

I know it's best to map places with web sites, but there are several I'd like to post that don't have web sites.

Joey said...

no worries. Map whatever you want!

Anonymous said...

How do you correct an error in your own posting on the map?

Joey said...

ah - you can't! If you want me to delete one, just let me know. It's no problem.

mrferrisbueler said...

On the topic of bowling alleys. About 6 months ago I was walking down Broadway around Crescent and while peeking into a construction zone noticed what seemed to be the remainder of a bowling alley. Was there at some point a bowling alley on Broadway?

Joey said...

yes! I never knew about it until it was too late, but here's a thread on it...
http://astorians.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=20

Anonymous said...

Yes, I made (amazingly) 3 mistakes. Communitea, Lounge 47 and Purple Pumpkin, which I placed on 11th Street should all go on Vernon Blvd in the same order/locations. Sorry for the trouble.

Joey said...

no worries - I've deleted them. You can go ahead and map them again.

Tweakie said...

This is probably a weird request...There is an old run down white stucco looking house, set back a little, on Ditmars Blvd, not too far from the airport exit. If you're coming from the airport, it should be on your left side. Would you please take a picture of it for me? My Mom grew up in that house in the early 1920's. After my Mom died I moved away from NYC. For some reason I never took a picture of the house. After my Mom's family sold it, the Mills Brothers owned it for awhile as did Louis Armstrong, so the story was handed down. I greatly appreciate your efforts, if not, I understand as this is a rather weird request and you don't even know me.

richard starlitekaraoke said...

Mr. Ferris b. yes there was a bowling alley on Broadway off of Crescent. My uncle used to own it and I was a pinsetter there when I was a kid. it was called the strand lanes after the movie theater that was right above it. I talked to my uncle who said that they are going to make the old bowling alley into many small recording studios. The old stand movie theater became an independent movie studio for a while and is now a 99 cent store... Hope that helps.

Joey said...

tweakie, why don't you post this request on astorians.net. They're likely to turn it around a lot faster.

Tweakie said...

Thank you for the suggestion, I will give it a try.

mrferrisbueler said...

Karaoke Rich - Great story. You made my day. Any pics of the old place? Im putting together a site and would love to use them!

mrferrisbueler@hotmail.com

floozigrl said...

hey joey, is there a way for you as the boss here- to get a list of all these kickass spots on the map? i would love to have one of these "to go" kinda. i love how this map keeps growing and i want to hit everything on it!

Joey said...

as per request...

joey - I'm Joey!
Brick Cafe - Brick Cafe rocks!
floozigrl - hi, im here!
Rapture Lounge - Great Drink Specials!
Erin - Best free pool in the five boroughs!
Churascarria Girassol - the best Brazilian restaurant!
Yajai Thai restaurant - get the Singapore noodle
Le Beer Jardin - The Beer Garden is so tasty!
ARROW Community Garden - yay community garden!
ARROW Community Garden - yay community garden!
Le Sans Souci - mmm...crepes...
Mundo - clutch Turkish-Argentine food
Sushi Anyone? - JJ's Fusion good stuff
Elia's Fish Joint - soooo good, back to basics food
Papa's Empanadas - tasty and cheap!
El Boqueron - Good tapas, cool old-style waitstaff
lic bar - gotta love single malts n' grilled cheese
Uncle Louie G's ice cream - chocolate peanut butter cup is the best!
Tacos Mexico - bring on the cilantro!
Socrates Sculpture Park - outdoor movies on Wednesdays!
Kabab Cafe - Ali's Vegetarian Sampler and Honey Cake are the best!
The Chocolate Factory - Great, new performance space in LIC!
CUP - Try the Havana Corn
Socrates Sculpture Park - outdoor movies on Wednesdays!
Sunswick - chips n' ten zillion different beers
Water Taxi Beach - sand & beer in LIC
Lil' Bistro 33 - French-Japanese fusion cuisine! Excellent!
Irish Rover - good pub to watch the Yanks
Sanford Diner - best diner is Astoria - and that's saying something!
Queensbridge Park - Queensbridge Park
La Vuelta Bistro - Great restaurant, nice garden.
Riverview Restaurant - For a special evening or not.
Bella Via - Great Italian food and coal-fired oven pizza.
Court Square Diner - 24/7 great food
LIC Yoga - Small classes with individual attention
P.S 1 - Contemporary art affiliated with MOMA
Hell's Gate - best spot to do nothing
NUA - Great Irish pub with locals who love to shoot the shit and pool
Garth Clark Gallery - .
Sculpture Center - Experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture
Jackson Avenue Steakhouse - Just see Zagat
Waterfront Crab House - fun & friendly
Water's Edge - The best view.
Celtic Arts - unique Irish gifts/house stuff
new taqueria - good tacos
Viva El Mariachi - Enchillades de mole poblano, you are so goooooood.
Laziza of NY - Arabic cookies. super friendly people who will help you.
El-Manara - yummy Baba Ganoush and Falafel at all hours.
Sai Organic - Mint Rice Dream cookie sandwich. mMmMm.
Pita Pan - hip greek street food. awesome fries.
Bartolino's - Good Italian food. Yum.
Lite Bites - Good for sandwiches and salads.
Malagueta - Fine Brazilian Cuisine
FilmChefs - Jonathan's Place - GREAT FOOD
Matt - yo
Grand Ave Liquers - only decent wine shop around
megc - here I am!
Freeze Peach Cafe - tea & talk
Disgraceful - Two beautiful Crescent homes destroyed for one ugly building.
Disgraceful - Beautiful mansions destroyed for BK style concrete mongers
Disgraceful - Beautiful mansions destroyed for BK style concrete mongers
Disgraceful - Beautiful mansions destroyed for BK style concrete mongers
Fatty's - yum
maura - i live here
maric lanes - bowling!
rose and joe's bakery - try the fresh mozzerella pizza
brooklyn bagel & coffee - best tofu cream cheese in the five boroughs (and the bagels are stellar too)
la oveja negra - rock en espanol club above astoria sports complex. sonic youth played here a few months back.
Cevabdzinica Sarajevo - cevapis, burekas...mmm.....
GenXnyc - Hello :0
Cronin & Phelan - Good pub food, laid back place
The Furniture Market - vintage furniture, knick-knacks
Loveday 31 - vintage clothes
Forno Italia - best pizza in astoria?
tile dude - sweet tile art graffiti
Mike Gianaris's district offic - here ya go...
bai - very good sushi, innovative rolls
Manetta's Italian Restaurant - Nice family restaurant, always reliable.
Failte Care Irish Center - New center for all things Irish in NYC
Cafe Henri - nice little place for light meal
McRielly's Pub - Arguably the best burgers in Queens
Pimenton Restaurant - tapas bar
East River Coffee Shop - Nick's little local haunt
Dorian Restaurant - Diner
cv - hey ho let's go!
Aliada - delicious greek food!
Melao - supper club and restaurant... and nightclub
Michael's Restaurant - I can't hate a place that delivers 24 hours
Omonia Cafe - Yummy pastries. Fun for people watching, too.
New Ho Wah - Cheap Chinese. They usually have the Mets game on.
Greater Astoria Historical Soc - sometimes the shoreline clean-up group meets here, too!
Gibney's - Good single-malt scotch offerings, decent beer selection
Chris - Nihil est videtur
Jennifer and Jonathan's - Home sweet home
Joe Mo - Hey hey! What will become of Tupelo...hmmm
The Sparrow - the new Tupelo
Sabor Tropical - best Brazilian
Allison - woops! This is where I really live.
Allison - But I am moving here on 9/1/05
W - W
Rikers Island - Do not pass go....
Mike in Astoria - Thanks for all the tips!
Djerdan - Great burek - huge slices for $3.50!
Rich and Jules - We love Astoria
McReilly's Pub - Actual Location
The Urbancracker - Somebody help me!!!!!
Himalayan Teahouse - dumplings, tea...
The Acropolis - so many good memories
Thai Angel - It's all yummy!
Jeremy - Come say hi!
Gandhi - Really good Indian food
Sac's Place - great coal-oven pizza
jon, silvia & bentley - backyards rule!
KevieJ421 - Its friday lets sing a spell at the albatross
Associated Supermarket - Under new management! Super clean and cool ... come by and visit y'alls ... lots of sales too!
Phyllis Gabor Lives Here - I put the Ass In Astoria!
Purple Pumkin - Great gift store for adults and kids
Jessica - hello, i live here
Astoria Park Track - wonderful all-weather track!
Thai Pavillion - Great Thai food and desserts!
Reggie - I live here!
Lounge 47 - Bar. Restaurant
Communitea - coffee/tea/light food
Christine Hamm - poet and rebel
Women's Studio Center - art and writing center for women, many events
Just Things - Antiques, junk, stuff...
Brooks 1890 Restaurant - 24-28 Jackson Avenue - Local landmark
Meridian Cafe - 47-25 Vernon Blvd. - popular haunt
Brazil Coffee House - 48-19 Vernon
Ten 63 - Coffee, Art, + (10-63 Jackson)
Tournesol Restaurant - Outstanding French food (50-12 Vernon)
Manducatis Restaurant - 13-27 Jackson
Ten Q Café - wraps, salads, pastas (24-19 Jackson)
Wasabi Boy - Japanese food
Tuk Tuk - Excellent Thai food
Burrito Loco Restaurant - Good take-out Mexican
Kitchen Door - Better than average breakfast/lunch - mostly take-out
Subdivision - Art gallery & boutique
Slovak-Czech Variety Shop - Interesting selection of imported hand-made items and food from the Czech Republic
Rosario's - the best cheese selection in Astoria & more!
Steinway Mansion - beautiful old home with historic landmark status.
Karen & Jay - hello!
Randy - R & S live here!

floozigrl said...

hooray for cheese!

thanks joey jo jo!

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