11astoria600.1 Just in time for Columbus Day, the New York Times makes a similarly bold "discovery." Did you know that comedians who move to NYC tend to live in Astoria because the Queens neighborhood offers cheap rent and plenty of parking? Did I mention the cheap rent? And a sense of camaraderie, as there are plenty of other comedians with whom to rant and rave about life and show business. (I stayed with comedians in Astoria while I looked for my first NYC apartment, which ended up being in Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights) So yes, this is a thing that most everyone in show business knew about already, and I suppose it's slightly interesting to commoners, but either way, it's nice to see the neighborhood and its comedians getting ink in the big mainstream newspaper. Congrats, my friends in Astoria! How many comedians can you identify in this photo? Click it to enlarge.