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‘Girls’ shoots on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard
‘Girls’ shoots on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 7/03/2013 at 2:59PM

The hit HBO series “Girls” filmed on Bell Boulevard on Tuesday, July 2. Cast members, including Lena Dunham, were on hand at Bayside’s CJ Sullivan’s. “I took off work to see her and I’ve been waiting since 10 a.m. just to see her come out and take a picture with her [Dunham],” said “Girls” fan [...]

‘Sopranos’ actor curates new LIC art exhibit
‘Sopranos’ actor curates new LIC art exhibit
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 4/16/2013 at 5:11PM

To fans of the HBO series “The Sopranos,” he is Furio Giunta. Yet to the artistic world, Federico Castelluccio has come to be known as a prominent realist painter. On Thursday, April 4 the art collector, connoisseur of old master Baroque paintings and Naples native presented the opening of “Diverse Visions of Reality.” Along with [...]

‘Argo,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘Homeland’ win big at Golden Globes
Entertainment Cristabelle Tumola 1/14/2013 at 11:03AM

“Lincoln” may have led the Oscar nominations, but “Argo” won two of the top awards at last night’s 70th annual Golden Globe awards. “Argo” earned the award for best dramatic film and, even though he was shut out of the Oscar race, Ben Affleck, who also starred in the film, won for best director. Other [...]

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 [...]