Health and Fitness


Pilates in the Park

June’s fitness spotlight is Pilates in the Park. If you want a workout that is outdoors this summer, look no further than Pilates in the Park, led by Lynette Pettinicchi, a mat Pilates-certified instructor. The series takes place in Astoria Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm. 

Once Up On The Roof

We don’t lack for rooftop restaurants (see list at end), but there are other things to do when you want to live your life above it all.

Nature’s Air Filters Exchange Toxins For Pure Oxygen

Poor air control and ventilation is unavoidable, even with the most advanced filtration equipment. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.  

Lagree NY: Innovative Full Body Workouts

April’s fitness spotlight is on Lagree NY located at 27-11 23rd Avenue in Astoria.  At Lagree NY, all of the instructors are Lagree-certified. Lagree NY offers The Lagree Fitness Training Method which is taught on the exclusive Megaformer developed by fitness visionary, Sebastien Lagree. 

Iron Lion’s Precision Physical Training

March is here, which means spring is right around the corner. Whether you hibernated all winter, like a lot of us do, and put on some extra pounds or are just looking to tone up, you should check out Iron Lion located at 22-77 38th Street. 

Have A Sweet Vegan Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, everyone will be buying chocolate boxes that are not vegan, and the ingredients list is not attractive at all. Try something different and bake something for that special person. You will have the peace of mind that it is vegan and natural. Here are three great vegan desserts for your Valentine.

Victoria Hristoff

Victoria Hristoff is a “raging intersectional feminist, Aquarius, and Queens native,” who was born and raised in Bayside. During her 23 years of life she’s moved from Queens to various neighborhoods of Manhattan (Murray Hill, Gramercy, Chinatown/LES), Rome for six months, and now Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She is bilingual, speaking Greek and English.

Vitality & Health Market

Vitality & Health Market has you covered for your holiday shopping needs AND your New Year’s resolutions. 

Annual PJ Drive A Huge Success

The Eighth Annual PJ Drive hosted by Monika’s Café, organizer Maria L. Delgado and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, was a huge success. The community donated plenty of new pajamas, for newborns through 18 years, and books to encourage children nationwide to read and to show children they care.

Roasted Butternut and Quinoa Salad

Beware of Quinoa! No, we’re kidding. Quinoa is prepared nearly the same as white rice, but as a whole grain it is highly nutritious, super high in protein and fiber, making it a lowglycemic top choice for those watching their blood sugar and/or weight. It is also, most importantly filling and satisfying.