Not social distancing? Be prepared to pay a fine.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an increase in fines for those violating social distancing orders. Those who do not comply by remaining 6 feet apart from others should be prepared to pay a $1,000 fine. The previous fine amount was set at $500. During the press conference, the Governor even used a photo…

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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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Gastroteca Astoria is closing its doors

Another one, gone… After 8 years in business, Gastroteca Astoria is closing its doors, as confirmed by a post published on the restaurant’s Instagram. The reason? According to the post, Gastroteca has been in a lengthy dispute with New York City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection over the restaurant’s sidewalk cafe. Gastroteca, located at…

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And the noisiest street in NYC is…

Clive Cadillo

Are you an Astorian who feels like dialing 311 all too often? You’re not alone: residents gave the city a piece of their mind over thousands of times last year when it came to noise in the neighborhood. Astoria’s crown jewel? 8th Street received the top prize of noisiest street in NYC, according to Property…

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La Chona’s on Broadway is officially closed

Another one, gone: La Chona’s on Broadway has officially closed its doors. The restaurant, formerly located at 38-07 Broadway, was known for its authentic & affordable take on Mexican cuisine. La Chona’s had been a staple of Mexican food on Broadway for the last few years. There is no word yet on what will move…

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Public workshop on the BQX Streetcar happening tonight in Astoria!

The first of a series of public workshops held in Queens on the upcoming Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) Streetcar will take place tonight from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Museum of the Moving Image. The proposed project is estimated to cost approximately $2.7 billion, and city officials are holding the public workshop tonight to update residents on…

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Police searching for suspect in Astoria robbery

A male suspect broke into Tobacco-N-Vape and stole approximately $5,000 and multiple cigarette cartons, according to police. The robbery took place at the smoke shop, located at 33-18 31st Avenue at 4:42AM on Thursday, January 16th. Authorities have released surveillance video of the suspect, which can be seen below. Those with any information in regards…

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Man dead following dispute in Astoria

According to a story originally reported by the Astoria Post, a 21-year old victim was involved in a dispute and fatally stabbed on Sunday, February 9th. At approximately 8:30PM near 31st Street and 36th Avenue, a fight allegedly broke out involving the victim and multiple other individuals. Three other men are reported to also be…

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