Churn Up the Cream with Eva’s Helado

What happens when two unusual, and highly compatible textures and flavors come together? You get the wholesome creamy goodness of sweet cream blended together with Mexican vanilla and churro swirls to indulge your sweet tooth with a panache of Latin flavor. California-based McConnell’s Family Dairy has been crafting fine ice cream for 70 years, using…

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These Scenes Are Made of Dreams

Put the Pop in Your Picnic with VibeNic We all know there are some backyard divas out there when it comes to going all out on the green, so we’ve upped the outdoor game. We went from camping to glamping, and now we are turning an ordinary picnic into an elegant, luxurious experience worthy of…

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THE COVID VACCINE AND ALL THAT’S IN BETWEEN

  We know what’s on your mind. While vaccine protection from COVID-19 has become widely accessible and sensible, many New Yorkers are still hesitant to get vaccinated.  With indoor venues now requiring proof of vaccinations, what does all this mean for you if you are not vaccinated? In our monthly catch-up, Legal Counsel Elias Fillas…

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Astoria’s Raising the Roof

Summer is in full swing, and so are those hot, sticky, summer nights. On the flipside, when they’re dry, warm and breezy, where can you go to take it easy? We may not have an abundance of backyards, but we certainly made do – check out our list of Astoria’s can’t-miss rooftops that can turn…

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Healthcare and Our Right to Welfare

On our monthly catch-up with legal counsel Elias Fillas of Sacco and Fillas LLP, we addressed crucial concerns regarding our healthcare system and some of the challenges that stand between Americans and their right to affordable, quality, universal health coverage.   GMA: The Affordable Care Act under Obama was supposed to solve the issue of…

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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 

NYC Real Estate and the Housing Market Clash  Our GMA team catches up again with Elias Fillas of Sacco & Fillas LLP to get his insight on affordable housing in NYC, how it impacts the current housing crisis, and what it all means for renters in NYC.    GMA: Let’s talk about the housing crisis in…

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Feeling Latin in mini Manhattan

Elementum Hospitality Group  ELEVATES THE PERUVIAN FOOD SCENE    When he’s not cooking with stars like Natalie Portman, Steven Londono is cooking for Astoria residents, curating menus that focus on classic Peruvian, modern Peruvian and Cuban cuisine.  Formerly a chef at the well-known LA hot spot, Guerilla Tacos, working alongside Executive Chef Wes Avilas and…

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“Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli.” …Or the Pizza

When he’s not serving up exceptionally crisp, chewy, bottom–charred, thin crusted slices of pizza with fresh mozzarella and drizzles of tangy tomato sauce, topped off with a twist and grind of black pepper and 18–month–aged Parmigiano Reggiano, he’s stirring up some controversy among Astoria locals.  He’s not doing it on purpose. Once a wise guy doesn’t mean always a wise guy, but Andrew Bellucci has ruffled a few feathers with his marketing campaign after…

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Pass the Toke, Hold the Smoke

A Deep Dive Into New York’s Marijuana Laws We’ve all heard about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis use. Now that it’s legal in New York State, certain laws still exist and need to be reinforced, but also redefined. GMA reached out to Supervising Partner, Elias Fillas, of Astoria’s own Sacco & Fillas LLP “to get…

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Striking Gold

Astoria denizens are lining up in droves for a box of glistening gems submerged in oil, sifted through and “dipped in gold.” We aren’t referring to jewelry or bitcoins here, but when it comes to loukoumades, or Greek donuts, a sweet tradition using honey is taken to an elevated level. Purists will still find the…

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