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Former firefighter Steve Buscemi lends support to Rockaway first responders
Former firefighter Steve Buscemi lends support to Rockaway first responders
News Terence M. Cullen 11/26/2012 at 11:49AM

He’s played a mass murderer, a homeless man and one of the most powerful mob bosses in the country. But possibly his most famous, and proudest role, was as a real-life FDNY firefighter. Actor Steve Buscemi visited Breezy Point the day before Thanksgiving to show his support for the city’s largest firefighting community. The “Boardwalk [...]

Vincent Piazza dishes on going from Queens to the ‘Boardwalk’
Vincent Piazza dishes on going from Queens to the ‘Boardwalk’
Entertainment Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 3:43PM

Gangster lore permeates the streets of Queens: the land on which Juniper Valley Park in Queens now stands was seized from alleged World Series-fixer Arnold Rothstein’s estate over back taxes; “Goodfellas” was based on characters and events from Ozone Park; and dozens of gangsters’ graves pepper the city’s cemeteries — including Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Mere [...]

Vincent Piazza, ‘Lucky Luciano’ from ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ celebrates Basil’s grand opening
Vincent Piazza, ‘Lucky Luciano’ from ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ celebrates Basil’s grand opening
Entertainment Billy Rennison 5/10/2012 at 11:20AM

Vincent Piazza, who portrays Lucky Luciano on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” joined family and friends to cut the ribbon at Basil’s grand opening in Astoria last night. The actor, raised in Maspeth, sat down with The Courier to discuss his Queens upbringing and the upcoming season of Boardwalk Empire at the opening of his relative’s new [...]

NYC’s Filming Boom
NYC’s Filming Boom
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 5/07/2012 at 11:43AM

Bollywood produces the most movies in the world. Hollywood is known as the planet’s entertainment capital. But there is a sleeping giant in the entertainment industry — New York City. Being the biggest city in the world, New York was the setting of a multitude of shows, but not their home: Seinfeld, Friends and Everybody [...]