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Astoria’s Zenon Taverna Closes After 33 Years in Business

Zenon Taverna, a staple of Greek and Cypriot cuisine for the Astoria community of Queens, New York for more than 33 years, served its last customer at the end of November. According to the Zenon Taverna website, the last day...

The New York Greek Film Expo is Set to Begin

The Hellenic Film Society USA is launching the New York Greek Film Expo 2021 this weekend. The organization announced its complete lineup of feature length films and shorts on Thursday in advance of the festival's opening night this Friday....

Astoria: The Ever-Changing Greektown of New York

Astoria was the place to be for Greeks who moved from their homeland to the United States around the turn of the last century.

St. Demetrios, Largest Orthodox School in US, Building New Daycare

St. Demetrios School, the largest Orthodox school in America, has embarked on an ambitious new campaign to construct a new daycare building.

US’ Largest Greek Orthodox School Holds Parade on Greek Bicentennial

The pupils of St. Demetrios held a celebration of the Greek bicentennial, including its traditional parade, live-streamed over the internet.

Greek Americans Make Snow Sculpture of Hippocrates in Astoria

A pair of Greek-American artists used New York's snowy weather to beautify their neighborhood by making a snow sculpture of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Melissa Vadakara and Marios Tzavellas, residents of the Greek-American hub of Astoria, who are prolific...

What Astoria is Voting on the 2020 Election: Everyday Greek Americans Speak their Mind

Election fever has also caught the Greek-American community in Astoria, New York, as millions of Americans are heading to the polls for the Presidential election which is regarded as one of the most divisive and polarized ever. "Politics was so...

Astoria Residents in Shock Over Death of Greek-American Teacher

Friends and family, along with the entire Greek-American community of Astoria, are mourning the tragic sudden loss of 49-year-old schoolteacher Anastasia Paterekas, who was found dead at her home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. At 9:09 p.m., New York City...

Olympia Dukakis Documentary to Screen at Museum of the Moving Image

The Olympia Dukakis documentary, titled "Olympia", will screen at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, on March 31. Hellenic Film Society USA will be hosting the screening on the last day of Women's History Month. "Olympia" follows...

NBA Draft 2014: Thanassis Antetokounmpo picked by the New York Knicks

A few minutes ago, the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanassis (Θανάσσης Αντετοκούνμπο), was selected as the 51st overall draft pick by the famous New York Knicks. The Knicks, who struggled last season, are focusing on rebuilding a new...