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Astoria Characters: The Friends and Family Fellow

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.19.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Family Corner, the pint-sized coffee shop with the big-diner menu, has been on the corner of 31st Street and 21st Avenue since 1986, when George's uncle established it.

My Big, Greek, Nostalgic Easter

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

This Easter, I am returning to Lefkada to celebrate with my family. And, even if it may not be the same as in my childhood, I will be overjoyed to hear my father chanting again.

The Renowned Lentil Soup of Englouvi

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.12.2015 | Taste
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The steps to cooking a perfect soup, as I learned from my adoring grandmother, Constance, in the confines of Englouvi, are as follows...

Lefkadian Knife-Making: A Re-Discovered Art

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

I first heard of the knives of my native Lefkada a long time ago when an important collector arrived, seeking out the few remaining specimens of the renowned blades of the Ionian island that were, for years, meticulously handcrafted by the artisans of the local village of Poros.

Maria Callas, My Diva!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

To my childhood ears, her voice was deafeningly penetrating, almost like a howling, but to the public it was simply magic.

My Humble Greek Lean Easter

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It will definitely be a lean Easter! But what is Easter for us Greek Orthodox?

Keeping Stamos in the Picture at ACA Galleries

Bobby Elliott | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

At one point in time, the Greek American painter Theodoros Stamos was at the forefront of the Abstract Expressionist Movement.