Steinway Street

When offal is far from awful
When offal is far from awful
Dining Queens Courier Staff 10/12/2013 at 1:43PM

Mombar is settled in the middle of a segment of Steinway Street known as Little Egypt.  Twenty years ago it was just a copy shop, on a stretch of road filled primarily with Greek and Italian businesses.  Its transition to one of the most talked about destinations for Southern Egyptian cuisine probably played no small [...]

Astoria Egyptians divided over unrest overseas
Astoria Egyptians divided over unrest overseas
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/22/2013 at 9:32AM

There is a split on Steinway Street. Egyptian Americans on the commercial strip in Astoria, known by some as Little Egypt with its numerous cafes and hookah lounges, are divided on who should rule their home country as the unrest between the military and protestors rages on. All, of course, are concerned for the well-being [...]

Crisis at home leads to new wave of Greek immigrants
Crisis at home leads to new wave of Greek immigrants
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 1/21/2013 at 10:35AM

BY SOPHIA ROSENBAUM Dimitris Velitsianos couldn’t find work in his Greek homeland, so he left to seek a better life in Queens. “I don’t think things are going to get better in Greece soon,” said Velitsianos, 20, a full-time student at John Jay College and a part-time waiter at Agnanti. “I don’t see any future in [...]

Burglar pulls dentist office heist
News Queens Courier Staff 5/09/2012 at 12:45PM

This burglar clearly doesn’t fear the dentist’s office. A crook broke into a Queens dental office and stole a laptop and syringes, cops said. The thief, caught in this surveillance video, climbed into an unlocked window of Steinway Family Dental in Astoria on Steinway Street, near 34th Avenue, about 3:50 a.m. Friday, according to NYPD [...]

Police Looking For 3 Suspects Wanted In Queens Pharmacy Robbery
Police Looking For 3 Suspects Wanted In Queens Pharmacy Robbery
News Jay Lane 5/02/2012 at 12:17PM

Police in Queens are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects wanted for a grand larceny at a pharmacy. The incident occurred on April 20 at a Rite Aid on Steinway Street in Astoria.  Police said the suspects took a number of high-priced items, including Rogaine, Zyrtec, Crest White Strips, Allegra and Mucinex, [...]

Police search for Astoria grand larceny suspect
Police search for Astoria grand larceny suspect
Police Billy Rennison 3/02/2012 at 12:48PM

Police are seeking a suspect wanted in connection with an Astoria grand larceny. The suspect used a stolen credit card at the Steinway Street Wendy’s during the afternoon of Wednesday, February 8, police said. Police described the suspect as a heavy set white or Hispanic male in his early 30s. Anyone with information is asked [...]

Steinway Street Swarmed by Shoppers on Black Friday
Steinway Street Swarmed by Shoppers on Black Friday
News Michael Pantelidis 11/25/2011 at 1:40PM

Shoppers swarmed Steinway Street on November 25, searching to save some green on the “blackest” day of the year. Black Friday took Astoria by storm, as hundreds of residents shopped at stores along one of the neighborhood’s premier streets. Among the shops that offered significant savings were P.C. Richard & Son, GameStop, Gap, Express, Foot [...]

Steinway Street goes Green
Steinway Street goes Green
News Michael Pantelidis 9/28/2011 at 2:25PM

Astoria’s green initiative is also beautifying the neighborhood. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., Senator Michael Gianaris, Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy and members of the Steinway Astoria Partnership united on September 15 for the unveiling of several environmentally-friendly additions to Steinway Street. Among the improvements are new plants and flower baskets lining [...]