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    June 25, 2018

    It’s not mentioned often but Astoria and its neighbor Ravenswood were once a hotbed for silk manufacture and production. Several remaining buildings scattered over the region are former silk production buildings, with minuscule clues to prove their past identities. One such is Pistilli Riverview East, an apartment complex developed by the Joseph Pistilli Realty Group. Astoria oldtimers may […]

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