Hear What’s Playing At HIFI Records

Forget Spotify and Soundcloud for just a second and tune in to the music at HiFi Records: Astoria’s one and only vinyl shop! HiFi is truly one of the best, with an extensive collection of vinyl, turntables and audio equipment. Any music lover will be thrilled with their insanely large inventory of classic albums, contemporary…

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Photo via Instagram @astoriaparkalliance.org

Art, music, community and reasons to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening around Astoria this May.   Museum of the Moving Image Reopens May 1st New Yorkers are excited that The Museum of the Moving Image is returning! With dazzling ongoing exhibitions, like Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, you’ll want to book your tickets as soon…

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Astoria Cat Rescue: Purfect Purpose

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When our furry, feline neighbors need some love and care, Astoria Cat Rescue is there.
Established in 2014, the non-profit, Astoria Cat Rescue, has been working to protect and reduce the feral cat population in the area and surrounding neighborhoods by providing food, shelter and both rescue and adoption services. They also engage in ongoing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) work, which is proven to be the most effective and sustainable solution to assisting the estimated 9-10 million feral cats in New York City.

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Love The Skin You’re In

Looking to add some color to your life? Then roll up your sleeves! After months of being shut down, tattoo studios are finally back open by appointment only. With new standards in place like strict mask policies, no walk-ins, frequent Covid testing and cleaning/ hygienic advancements, business owners are ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for every client.

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Let’s Go Thrifting: Astoria’s Best Vintage and Secondhand Stores

Buying vintage and secondhand has some great perks. From environmental sustainability, to beating the machine of fast fashion to turning old styles into new trends, you really can’t go wrong. Plus, there’s nothing better than scoring a name brand winter coat for a quarter of the price. Here are some of Astoria’s best thrift stores to sift through this year.

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Female Bartenders Raising The Bar

photo Sofia Pipolo

A bar is only as good as its bartender. With so many amazing spots to choose from in Astoria,
you could have a different face pouring your drink every night. What stands out most in the
crowd, however, are our incredible female bartenders, showcasing their skills and knowledge
as they perfect a traditional Old Fashioned or their own signature cocktails. We were fortunate
enough to have some of these talented women share their journeys behind the bar with us.

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