Legend has it that the tuna fish sandwich was invented, or at least popularized, in Astoria. Perhaps the first sandwich was made here on Pier 39 where Bumble Bee once had a cannery. Today the pier hosts a cannery museum, a Rogue Ale pub, offices and the Coffee Girl coffeehouse.
They brew an excellent chai at the Coffee Girl, the toasted (shudder!) non-NYC bagel was piled high with lox, and the view from the end of the pier can't be beat. Is it normal for tugboats to sit that low in the water?
Ha! This isn't going to mean anything to anyone other than myself but that exclamation means I just found a bunch of photos that I was looking for a couple of days ago. There's more to come from Astoria but I have to go out of sequence to hit an anniversary on Saturday. Believe it or not but there sometimes is a plan to what gets posted here.