Health and Fitness


Time To Get Fit

Spring is right around the corner, before you know it warmer weather will be here and no more heavy coats to hide under. If you feel like you put on some extra pounds this winter or are just looking to tone up, Astoria has many different options: basic gyms, dance, yoga or places where you can take specialty classes. 

Keep Your Resolutions Going Strong!

In January your gym was flooded with newcomers, your coworkers came to work on time, and your best friend swore they’d stop drinking. Thinking of all the “could’ves” and “should’ves” leads people to write lists of things they want to improve or do in the new year, ie: New Year’s Resolutions. 

Meet Astoria

Jonathan Borrajo is a Spanish American professional soccer player. He was last playing on Miami FC in 2016.  He is currently a NY Cosmos player and has been for the last 2 years. He has played soccer professionally in the USA and Europe for over 10 years.

Meet Astoria

Meet Astoria this month welcomes Elizabeth Ficeto, a mom, wife, full time worker and student! She grew up in Garden Bay Manor, and has lived in Astoria for 23 years.  QS: Why did you choose to become a special needs paraprofessional? 

Send In Your Selfies – And ‘Groupies’ On Sparkling Steinway!

Christmas lights are in full holiday bloom on Steinway Street.

Bodhi Leaf Designs

Queens crafter Kirsten Penaloza is the founder and owner of Bodhi Leaf Designs based out of Jackson Heights. Her include natural, vegan and eco-friendly products with messages that inspire strength, love and happiness, while promoting sustainability.

Meet Astoria

Meet Astoria this month welcomes Christine Gibson, owner of Queens Knits, her own small business of handmade knitwear. Christine is born and raised in Flushing, but is now married and raising a family in Astoria. She studied international relations and worked for some New York-based non-profits, but has been a stay-at-home mom and owner of Queens Knits, for the last couple of years.

Meet Astoria

This month’s Meet Astoria profile is about Jennifer Weil or known to some on Instagram as @Astoriabout. Born in Houston, TX, Jennifer calls Atlanta home, after Astoria. Jennifer and her mom picked up and moved every two or so years when she was growing up, mostly between Tennessee and Georgia.

Meet Astoria

At the Queens Scene we love to know the latest happenings in Astoria. When we found the Instagram for @30thavebusiness we knew this was an Instagram to follow. 

Be The Ball In A Soccer Game!

Astoria Sports Complex (34-38 38th Street, Suite 1) is now offering Be The Ball, also known as Bubble Soccer—a unique variation on soccer that allows you to “become a ball” by encasing your body in a soft, blow-up hamster ball type outfit. Imagine yourself resembling a giant ball with legs! You will be well-padded, so if you get knocked over, it will feel good!