New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come – NPR

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, who owns several Steinways himself, […]

Legends of Long Island City Steinway Series Talks About the ‘Renaissance’ Man

Legends of Long Island City – Queens Courier A book of the community’s past would be overwhelmed with narratives of lives that resonate over time: the boisterous politician, the nameless saint, a person of note. William Steinway’s contributions changed both our city and country. He was drawn to Long Island City because it was good ground […]

LIC Legends Steinway Series Continues with Steinway Transportation

Legends of Long Island City – Queens Courier After conquering the world of music and ascending the pinnacle of New York’s cultural scene with America’s premier entertainment and lecture space, Steinway Hall, the Steinway family turned their interests towards the ‘high tech’ of their age: transportation. The family needed to insure that workers and residents in […]

In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano ‘Hearts’ Are Made – NPR

National Public Radio – 11/9/13 Noah Adams The Steinway piano company has a new owner. This fall, the investment firm Paulson & Co. — led by billionaire John Paulson — spent about $500 million and bought all of Steinway & Sons, the venerated piano maker. The deal includes a foundry in Springfield, Ohio, where the […]

The Final Countdown…to FoSM Music Fest Halloween!

Come on over to Crescent Lounge on Thursday, October 31st at 7pm to hear Astoria’s own One Hot Second!

In the News: Friends of Steinway Mansion Gains Support Through Music for Music

NYU News & Docs – 10/26/13 Xue Yu One interested buyer of the historic Steinway Mansion is backing up its plan of savior with support of residents, artists, and local businesses in Astoria, Queens. The Friends of Steinway Mansion (FoSM) is sponsoring a music festival that will run through November as they try to not only raise […]

LIC Legends Steinway Series Continues with Steinway Village

Legends of Long Island City – Queens Courier The Steinways had to leave Manhattan. During the New York City Draft Riots in 1863, when the city was ruled by the streets for three terrifying days, a mob of thousands carrying torches and assorted weapons marched on the Steinway factory. Forewarned, armed workers stared back from […]

In the News: Music for the Mansion

Click here to read Queens Courier, “Music for the Mansion” feature

In the News: Groups raises funds to purchase Steinway Mansion

by Andrew Pavia Long Island City Journal 10.09.13 – 10:13 am The Friends of Steinway Mansion, a non-profit organization, have begun a fundraising campaign with the goal of purchasing the Astoria home located at 18-22 41st Street. This collation of businesses, community groups and individuals want to purchase the Steinway Mansion and use it as a […]

Queens Next Great Museum? –

Friends of Steinway Mansion Begin Their Journey October 8, 2013 / Astoria Neighborhood / Queens History / Queens Buzz. They reminded me a bit of George Washington’s rag tag band, scurrying from pitched battle to pitched battle, never really winning … until the end … because of their unyielding will and their relentless pursuit of the greater good. This […]