Health and Fitness

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Cabbage & Beet Stew To Warm Your Soul

Fall is one of the best times of the year, the leaves change color, the oppressive heat lifts. But now that it’s finally cooling off outside, we want to warm up. You may be daydreaming about a warm stove with something tasty simmering on top. It is also a time for celebration and gathering with loved ones. 
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Persimmon and Butternut Squash Soup

And now for something totally unexpected – fruit in your soup! Don’t panic, we have not gone loopy. Soup is amazingly versatile and filling. Some soups are even meant to be served cold. This dish is rich and satisfying, and it will make you wonder what you ever saw in meat.  
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Local-Express

Kirk Riley is a co-founder of Otis & Finn barber shop. Before opening the shop, he was a barber in Manhattan. He’s worked in the fashion industry for 10 years. A Queens resident for many years now, Kirk wanted to open a shop in the borough that provided high-quality traditional barbering services while also creating a place for neighbors to come, meet and get to know one another. 
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Hip To Hip’s Shakespeare In The ParkS

Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents its free Shakespeare in the parks series. Not to be confused with Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park, this non-profit arts organization delivers free, family-friendly and professional productions to audiences in parks throughout the city. 
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Meet Astoria:

Ahhhhhh…the midnight snack. A terror to all fitness buffs and bingeeaters alike. Unless you were proactive enough in your food shopping to secure a healthy alternative to the chocolate ice cream languidly waiting within your freezer to be consumed, you probably don’t have any other choice but to maintain your dieting habits. 
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Meet Astoria:

We have no qualms about boasting that we’re one of the most diverse parts of the most diverse borough in the world. And when we lay claim to such an extravagant line, we often find ourselves asked for proof. And what better way to tell someone how diverse Astoria is than with relaying the countless food options available to us?
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Meet Astoria:

Nothing screams summer quite like sidewalk cafes and colorful desserts, and there’s no better place in Astoria to experience both than at Martha’s Country Bakery.
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Getting Back To Nature

Here in the city, we like to maximize our efforts. Don’t just do yoga in your living room with your TV; don’t just go for a walk when you can combine the two! – Get your yoga, meditation and tai chi while soaking up the powerful tranquility of a natural lovely setting. Commune with nature and get healthy: 
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Meet Astoria:

Even if you’re running late to work, you still stop there for a quick cup of joe. On your way back home, you walk steps from the train to grab some warm bread and cookies. And sometimes, you just pop in for a slice to eat and a heartwarming story about that day’s events. 
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Meet Astoria:

Some might recognize it from its warm, cozy interior, steps away from the subway platform on Ditmars. Others might have immersed themselves within the seemingly endless aisles filled with chocolates, cheeses, beverages, and the like. Netflix addicts know it to be a place of “mobster” business.