Sunday, April 20, 2008


We ventured off the island to Astoria on Saturday. Gavino suspected I was luring him to a mega-TJ Maxx as the train crossed into Queens. He was wrong.

We wandered through a residential area, stumbling upon the vibrant street culture of Ditmars Blvd that instantly reminded us of a neighborhood in Chicago.

The Bohemian Bar Garden was closed when passed it. We ended up (over)eating Greek cuisine at Taverna Kyclades. The food was fresh and carefully prepared.

Some say Astoria is "more affordable" than over-gentrified Brooklyn, but attached town-houses sell for $800,000 to $1 million there. How, I wonder, will the prohibitive cost of housing reshape intergenerational living arrangements for many Greek Americans in the community?

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