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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