Ask Dr. Universe

Is there any way to tell what color of eggs a chicken will lay?  –Isabella, 8, Pullman, WA   Dear Isabella,  If you want to find out what color eggs a chicken will lay, you might just want to take a look at its earlobes. You read that right. Chickens have earlobes. 

HiFi Hosts Happening Bands

On the Scene: HiFi Records & Cafe (23-19 Steinway Street) has been hosting parties with hot live bands.  

Local Color & Flavor

Telly’s Taverna (28-13 23rd Avenue)

Cozy Cocktails, Fireside Chats

Your search is over, if you’ve been looking for ports in this winter’s coming storms where you can find lively spirits, convivial conversation, and even warm your buns and toes. Some local places where they serve with flair and sometimes even a toasty glow and glare: The Barn, 30-09 21st Street, Astoria, NY; 718-728-0305

East Of East River

In New York, for most of its history, change has been an inevitable constant. Out with dying old and in with something new… The land grab in Astoria/LIC in the past few years in particular has been quite remarkable. When an establishment nearby is replaced, no one seems to remember what used to be there just a few weeks later. 

Shake Off Winter S.A.D. At The Library

The holiday season ends, the weather becomes colder and nastier, days are darker and shorter, bank accounts are emptier, and most of us just want to take a nice, long winter’s nap and let the season pass.

Butcher Bar’s Superstar Spread

Among the mesmerizing restaurants and cafes along 30th Avenue sits the stoic Butcher Bar, an elite and mouthwatering barbecue joint that has a menu of all-star meals and appetizers. This past week we were lucky to visit the Butcher Bar for a feast like none other. 

In Jackson Heights

The precursor to Oscar season and its nominees and winners, the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) awards show honored numerous stars and crew from the best of 2015. Celebrated at Tao Downtown in Chelsea on December 2, 2015, the biggest stars – Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. 

Roma Deli, A Local Gem

Roma Deli is a local gem that was once the go-to spot for locals and commuters in the Jackson Heights/East Elmhurst pocket of Queens. With over two decades of friendly service and hospitality, the local hotspot for Latin American cuisine had to say goodbye to its customers for what seemed like forever. 

Tunes & Taverns: Let Love Inn

Whether you are new to Astoria, or are a lifelong resident, there’s no denying this new cultural boom and excitement that fills our streets. It seems as if every day there is a new restaurant, bar, boutique, hobby shop or brand new category opening up and not a single one of them are empty! 
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