Do Better, Astoria

Imaga via @ItsM_E_Z Twitter. As many of you have likely seen, Astoria has gone viral for all of the wrong reasons this weekend. With restrictions easing up and bars allowed to serve alcohol (only with a food order), patrons have flocked back with friends to enjoy the great outdoors. But, this? It’s embarrassing that this…

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Astoria Teen Launches GoFundMe to Help Pay For School After Losing Parents to COVID-19

Image via Roberto Tobias’ GoFundMe. Astoria teen Roberto Tobias Jr., a rising senior at Frank McCourt High School, has launched a GoFundMe after losing both parents to COVID-19. Tobias’ entire family contracted the virus at the beginning of March with¬†Roberto Tobias Sr. and Loida Tobias unfortunately losing their lives due to complications from COVID-19 in…

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How’s Phase Two Treating You?

A week into Phase 2 of reopening in Astoria, and there seems to be tons of mixed opinions amongst our community members. Let’s look at this old school debate style, and get out everyone’s pros and cons on the table. On the positive side, people are excited to finally be back to some kind of…

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Ask The Audience!

Astoria is such a special place with so much to offer. Awesome food, great entertainment, and above all this AMAZING community. We have certainly all faced difficult times during the COVID19 pandemic, yet this community has remained so generous, engaging, and supportive of one another. You have exceeded all expectations and have truly shown everyone…

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A message of gratitude from Mount Sinai Queens

One of the silver linings to come from this uncertain time is the power of our community coming together. A prime example of this unity is restaurants joining forces with Give Me Astoria to facilitate food deliveries to the staff at Mount Sinai Queens. “This has been a tremendous time for the clinical staff physically,…

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Enjoy a taste of Argentina at R40!

For a borough as diverse and lauded for its innovative restaurant scene as Queens, it’s surprising that there aren’t more than a small handful of Argentinian restaurants. R40 is looking to change that. Opened in late January, R40 is located in the heart of bustling Long Island City on Vernon Boulevard. The restaurant was opened…

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Celebrate a different kind of Valentine’s Day at Katch!

‘Single and ready to mingle’? Hate that phrase? Katch Astoria may have an interesting offer for you this upcoming Valentine’s Day: the ‘Anti V-Day Mixer’. On Friday, February 14th, Katch Astoria will be hosting the event for singles from 6:30-10:30PM. The Anti V-Day mixer will feature complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and fun icebreakers for all…

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Save the date: the Astoria Multicultural Celebration!

Astoria is known throughout New York City as one of the more diverse neighborhoods. From restaurants to cultural centers and film screenings: Astoria has something for almost everyone. To celebrate Astoria’s diversity, the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will be hosting its annual multicultural celebration on Sunday, February 16th! Held at the Rioult Dance Center,…

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