Celebrated Spanish cookbook author Penelope Casas, 70, who grew up in Whitestone, died on Aug. 11 on Long Island from complications of leukemia.
The daughter of Greek immigrants, Casas first learned of Spanish culture while studying ninth-grade Spanish at the Garden School in Jackson Heights. She later studied Spanish literature at Vassar College.
The Stand, a new grill in Ozone Park, has partnered with the beloved My Mother’s Place Ices on Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. Longtime friends Andrew Puglisi and Michael Brown are working together to serve up heros from the grill and a variety of ices for dessert.
Workers at the new grill will also deliver the goods.
When Hollywood was just a twinkle in directors’ eyes, Kaufman Astoria Studios, home of the Astor Room, was the place to be when it came to the movie business.
Stars from Rudolph Valentino to Gloria Swanson, from the Marx Brothers to the Gish sisters, filmed in the building. When it came time to eat, they walked down to the studio’s commissary to grab a bite.