Health and Fitness

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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. 
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Meet Astoria:

In this segment of Meet Astoria, we spoke with Toni from the upper Ditmars area. She has been living in Astoria her entire life. Pictured here playing with her husky and dog-sitting a family member’s French bulldog, it’s no doubt she’s a strong supporter of the proposed dog park in Astoria Park. 
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Eat Your Way to Better Health

It seems like every week there is a new product claiming to promise nutrition and improve your health. However, there are some foods you likely already have on hand that can improve your diet quality and support clean-eating efforts. 
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Meet Astoria

Astoria has a veritable font of restaurants, bars and other places to grab a cold one and kick back with friends. This month, we at Queens Scene went out to find and talk to the members of our community who make up the tapestry of our local bars and pubs. We met Nati Avni Singer, a playwright, at local pub staple, Gleason’s. QS: Hi! How are you? Nati: Good, you? QS: Well, thanks.
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Meet Astoria

Outside of Speed Wash Laundry Center here in Astoria, we bumped into one of our lovely neighbors, Stephanie Couch – who happened to be doing laundry too.  It was very frigid and cold outside, so we chatted it up briefly, but we got to know this artist/teacher who loves to cook, but doing laundry, not so much. 
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Meet Astoria

We took a trip to Queens Library’s Broadway branch, located at 40-20 Broadway in Astoria. Like always, we love getting to know our friendly neighbors. I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan Yu, one of our newest neighbors. He informed me he just moved to Astoria last week to pursue his career. 
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Keeping Those New Year Fitness Goals

After New Year’s Day, it seems like a resolution on everyone’s mind is to get healthy for the upcoming spring and summer months. But delivering on those goals is easier said than done – fitness doesn’t happen overnight, and is hardly ever completed by one round of pushups and a yoga class or two.