Posts by Athena Efter
More reasons to love our hood!
Summertime…and the living is easy…when you live in Astoria that is! As if we need more reasons for why we love it here! Besides all the great food, bars, bakeries and coffee houses, Astoria is also known and loved for much more. Read on to find out! Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden This may be…Read More
Fame in Astoria!
There are so many ways to show off Astoria. Fame being one of them! The diversity of our neighborhood is no match for any other. Here is a small dose of why Astoria is so great. Hollywood in Astoria Hollywood East- Movies, commercials, and some of your favorite TV shows get filmed here all the…Read More
Give Me Liberty…Give Me Greece…Give Me More Astoria!
It’s on again. After two years of hiatus resulting from the Covid pandemic, Greeks and philhellenes in NYC will march again on Fifth Avenue in solidarity to commemorate the fight in 1821 for Greek independence after 400 years of occupation from the Ottoman Empire. Traditionally celebrated on March 25, in conjunction with the Feast of…Read More
Astoria’s Bar and Coffee Scene
It’s May and we are in the mood for warm weather, drinks and iced coffees. We may have stopped counting down the days to spring, but we are still counting the ways we love Astoria and giving you good reasons to continue to love it and never leave it. A mix of old school and…Read More
5 Reasons to Love Living in Astoria
Astoria is a must if you are into a good mix of old school and new school neighborhood vibes, great food, a great shopping scene, amazing parks and so much more. Astoria is oozing with greatness as the hub of Queens, dubbed the most ethnically diverse borough on earth. Here are a few reasons why…Read More
Smash and serve
Ovelia turns up the sizzle with Greasers Burger With so many great Greek restaurants around town, Ovelia is a neighborhood favorite and in a league of its own. It offers innovative, delicious Greek cuisine that’s not afraid to go off the beaten path and try something new and exciting. Notable favorites include the Lamb Tigania…Read More
SVL Bar: Where Your Hero Is A “Yeero”
Relax. We aren’t’ taking the gyro out of it, but it’s really pronounced “yeero”, and it’s the hero of Greek sandwiches at SVL Bar. A hand rolled pita stuffed with lean, tender slices of meat, slathered in creamy Greek yogurt sauce, layered with onions and tomatoes, and loaded with French Fries, SVL Bar spins a…Read More
Dawa’s A Himalayan Hearth in Queens
Born in Katmandu, Nepal, and raised in India, Chef Dawa Bhuti, pays homage to her family’s roots by dishing up authentic nomadic tribal fare right here in Queens. Working alongside her father Ngodup, Dawa’s Himalayan inspired cuisine transcends the high altitudes of the Himalayan village of Dzonga, Tibet, and nestles into an American hearth along…Read More
A Solution For Noise Pollution
Put A Muzzle On It Ah, NYC—the city that never sleeps or quiets down. We know what we’ve signed up for living here. Lately, however, many of us have been subjected to a rise in noise levels from various sources, like the new trend of driving around in uncapped mufflers, the usual construction drilling, and…Read More
The Best Bakeries In Astoria
Whipping It Up for the Holidays The holidays are coming up fast! While we may be plotting in advance how to carefully ration all those delicious sweets and treats at festive gatherings, we want to remind you that there is no shortage of great bakeries in the neighborhood. Queens Bake House Our Broadway bake stop…Read More