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Upper Ditmars

Astoria Characters: The Sister Act

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Everybody says we look alike," says Francine Amendola. "But our mother says we don't," adds her sister, Laraine Amendola.

Astoria Characters: The Starry-Eyed Tailor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For nearly a quarter century, Patricia Pelengaris has been the owner of the establishment on 23rd Avenue at 28th Street that she named A&E Cleaners for her children, Alex and Eleni.