Astoria Flower Shop News
9/11 1st Responder Luis Alvarez to Be Laid to Rest Wednesday - NBC New YorkTuesday, July 09, 2019
Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside, Long Island, Tuesday. His funeral service is set for Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria at 10 a.m.Instead of flowers, Alvarez's family has requested donations in Luis Alvarez's name to charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Kids Need More and FealGood Foundation, according to family representative Matt McCauley. "The Alvarez Family greatly appreciates the respect and outpouring of love and sympathy that has been shown for them in honor or Lou," McCauley said in a statement.Alvarez, a former NYPD detective who saved people from the rubble on 9/11, was suffering from colon cancer in hospice care, but continued to speak out with one final plea: Permanently extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Bill, so his fellow first responders could get the health coverage they need.9/11 First Responder Offers His Final WishAlvarez went down to Capitol Hill, along with Jon Stewart and other 9/11 survivors and first responders, earlier this month to demand Congress extend the funding. He gave emotional testimony that riveted the nation and Capitol Hill, one day before his 69th round of chemotherapy, he said.The day after he gave that emotional testimony, Alvarez’s liver shut down and doctors told him there was nothing more they could do to treat the cancer he got 16 years after saving anyone he could from the heaping piles death and destruction."We told him at the end that he had won this battle by the many lives he had touched by sharing his three year battle. He was at peace with that, surrounded by family. Thank you for giving us this time we have had with him, it was a blessing!" Alvarez's family said in a statement.Earlier thi... https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Funeral-Service-for-Hero-911-1st-Responder-Luis-Alvarez-to-Take-Place-Wednesday-512041572.html
Booksellers Show Off Creativity in Holiday Window Displays - BTWTuesday, December 19, 2017
Cooper Young Historic District light up their windows for the annual “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association that includes an evening of carols and Santa strolling.Astoria Bookshop, Astoria, Queens: Sharing on Instagram with the hashtags #booktree, #bookart, and #booksculpture, the store showed off its own contribution to the category. Lexi Beach, co-owner of the bookstore, said she found a way to make use of damaged stock by creating a book tree. Once Upon A Storybook, Tustin, California: Store founder Susie Alexander said the window combines both Christmas and Hanukkah, noting: “My manager, Tina, does all of our windows and displays — she is amazing!”The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, New York: The bookstore won first place in the Woodstock Open House Window Display Contest of 2017. Co-owners Jacqueline Kellachan and James Conrad tapped their friend Lucia Reale-Vogt to create their displays. Reale-Vogt, an artist, crafter, and baker, created the “Let it Snow” tableau with old books, sheet music, and metallic paper. Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, Oregon: “Our stockings are hung in our window with care! Our holiday displays are bursting with great books for everyone on your list,” the store wrote on Instagram.Black Bird Bookstore, San Francisco, California: “Wintry snow flowers float around a holiday wreath in the front window at Black Bird Bookstore,” said owner Kathryn Grantham. Card Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, New York: Co-owner Sarah Blagg said she wanted to harken to Card Carrying’s identity as a feminist bookstore while making a play on words. “We thought it would be fun to be a little tongue-in-cheek this holiday season,” she said. http://bookweb.org/news/booksellers-show-creativity-holiday-window-displays-102395
Fall 2017 Weekly Flower Delivery Collection Released by NYC Florist Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design - BenzingaTuesday, September 12, 2017
New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: a href="http:/...
Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design NYC - Care Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers During Summer - BenzingaTuesday, August 01, 2017
New York City. Founded in Tribeca in 2009, it today delivers luxury flowers in Manhattan as far north as 135th Street, as well as to Williamsburg. Long Island City, Dumbo, Astoria and Brooklyn Heights. While the current service territory has been expanded significantly, the company continues to place an emphasis on its original downtown neighborhoods. It specializes in flower delivery to Tribeca, Soho, Hudson Square, West Village, Wall Street, lower Manhattan, Lower East Side and Battery Park City. With approximately 75 exclusive floral arrangements featured in its online flower shop, Gabriela Wakeham is a leading boutique florist in New York City.For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/summer-tips-make-flowers/last-longer-florist-nyc/prweb14556818.htm...
The Flower Shop, From Son of NY Giants Owner, Opens on Eldridge — and More Intel - Eater NYTuesday, May 23, 2017
No more Waldorf salads from the source. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel closed yesterday, after 86 years of operation. Over the next two to three years, Anbang will convert over 1000 hotel rooms into condos. — The Flower Shopis now open on the Lower East Side (107 Eldridge St.) in the spot that had been Fontana’s for over a decade. The bi-level restaurant comes from Dylan Hales, a co-owner who is also partner in the Randolph bars, along with William Tisch and Dave Turner. According to Bedford + Bowery, William’s father, Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants, is said to be an investor along with skateboard legend, Tony Hawk. The Flower Shop offers a mid-Century rec room aesthetic with wood paneled walls. The lower level also has a bar with a pool table, jukebox, and pink fireplace. Here’s the menu. — Another location for Dos Toros is opening in the Flatiron (668 6th Ave.) and it’s giving away a burrito and tacos for a buck on Tuesday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s the 13th location of the chain from Leo...
The Best Gift for a Flower Lover Is Moda Operandi's Flash Flower Box - TownandCountrymag.comMonday, August 24, 2020
Moda Operandi Co-Founder Lauren Santo Domingo and Lewis Miller, florist extraordinaire and the man behind the exuberant flower arrangements that have shown up around New York City, bursting out of trash cans and perched next to subway entrances. Each box—there are two you can choose from, Country Wildflower, or Beach Bloom—contains enough blooms for several generous arrangements. They're also accompanied by a series of breezy instructional videos starring Miller himself, explaining how to trim, hydrate, and arrange your flowers.The gift here is not just the gorgeous blossoms but the chance to spend an hour arranging them. My box arrived, neatly packed with 15 creamy white peonies, 10 stems of upright bouvardia, 10 stems of soulful, green helleborus, and 20 stems of cheerful white spray roses. I arrayed my collection of vases, pulled out my clippers, and for a brief moment in time I thought about nothing more than color, proportion, and the balance of green and white. It was a tonic. Here's a sampling of my handiwork: Elizabeth Angell(My only complaint is that I do not own a lazy susan for properly positioning my vase as I work to fill it. I may have to upgrade my set up for future floral-arranging sessions.)The incredible arrangements are available for one more week; a Standard Box is $265 and a Delux is $425. Even better, Moda Operandi will donate $15 from the sale of each Standard Box and $25 from each Deluxe Box to The Loveland Foundation, in support of its mission to bring opportunity and mental health services to Black women, girls, and communities of color. div clas... https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/home-decor/a32910308/moda-operandi-lewis-miller-flash-flower-box/
Sprawling Floral Installations Spill Over Garbage Cans and Phone Booths on New York City Streets - ColossalMonday, August 24, 2020
Art#flowers#installation#New York#public art#street artAugust 7, 2020Grace EbertAll images © Lewis Miller Design, shared with permisisonThanks to Lewis Miller Design, those passing through New York City have gotten some respite from the rank smells and soggy refuse of streetside garbage cans. For years, the florist (previously) has been planting guerrilla installations of sunflowers, hydrangeas, and peonies in public areas, transforming trash receptacles, construction zones, and lampposts with sprawling assemblages. Check out some of the recent “Flower Flashes” below, and follow the designer on Instagram to see where the temporary bouquets pop up next.img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-133433" src="https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/lewis-miller-1.jpg" alt width="2000" height="2500" srcset="https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/lewis-miller-1.jpg 2000w, https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/lewis-miller-1-640x800.jpg 640w, https://www.th... https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/08/lewis-miller-designs-flowers/
How an Urban Flower Farmer Spends Her Sundays - The New York TimesMonday, August 24, 2020
I currently have black-eyed Susans, zinnias, cosmos, snapdragons, and chocolate lace flowers blooming.Harvesting black-eyed Susans in a backyard in Brooklyn.Credit...Aundre Larrow for The New York TimesSOCIAL DISTANCING I spend from two to four hours in each yard. During the pandemic when everyone was at home, I saw people more often than I did previously. Sometimes they would stay behind their door, and I would talk to them. Sometimes they would come out and maintain a distance. People are lonely and craving human interaction.Ms. Clum sells her flowers through a subscription service and to two stores.Credit...Aundre Larrow for The New York TimesBEAT THE HEAT On Sundays I’m usually able to get to two houses before the heat of the day comes. You don’t want to cut flowers... https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/nyregion/urban-gardening-nyc.html
Flower farm Detroit Abloom fosters connection between nature and community - Model DMonday, August 24, 2020
Abloom into the paradise it was meant to be,” Milano says. Milano’s journey to becoming a farmer started in 1972, when Milano — who was 22 at the time — chose to leave his home in Long Island, New York, to travel the world in a search for a deeper understanding of the world around him. “I was two weeks away from becoming a high school biology teacher, and something told me not to get plugged into the system, so to speak, because I was really concerned about the world and all this racial disharmony and the destruction of the environment,” Milano says. “So, I got a 10-speed bike. I sold my car. I was a taxidermist and had collections of all kinds of animals, and I just gave up everything and I went cross country from Long Island to San Diego.” He went from Hawaii to Japan to Iran to France, learning about different religions and ways of life during his journey. He became connected to the Hare Krishna movement, a branch of Hinduism, while hitchhiking, and he saw Eastern religions and the lifestyle as something he wanted to bring back to the U.S. when he returned in 1987. He found his way to Detroit, initially to do food distribution, he says. “In Hare Krishna, food is sacred, it’s sanctified. It purifies people’s consciousness, I was really behind that. I thought, what better city than Detroit could really use some help, especially in 1987.” He was drawn to the city’s spirit and resilience, and he knew he wanted to be a part of its revival, “but from a spiritual perspective.” From there, Milano got involved with and started up projects relating to food distribution. When he was traveling, he volunteered often with food distribution projects through the Hare Krishna temple, and wanted to bring that to Detroit. He took up farming, originally focused on edible crops, and started up the Jefferson Chalmers Community Food System on city-owned land. There, he grew edible crops for the neighborhood and for restaurants to promote a local diet and eliminate waste, as well as employed people in the area. “I realized that, God, all this vacant land in Detroit can be such a tremendous asset, not a liability,” Milano says. “In neighborhoods, we would clean up lots, and have people take care of those lots, but then I realized why not go a little further and actually turn the lots into beautiful landscapes and productive landscapes that create jobs.” After six years, Milano was able to b... https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroit-abloom-flourishes.aspx