Health and Fitness

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Meet Astoria

At the peak of every season we get a brief glimpse into the next season to come. Every winter, we get (or wishfully imagine) a peek into what spring will look like. Every spring, we get a one week heat wave that hints of the summer to come, and every summer we get a refreshing breeze that makes us long for fall. 
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Camping And Backpacking Spots Near Us!

For the adventurous spirits out there, Queens does not offer any opportunities to spend a couple of nights relaxing in the back country. However, there are some beautiful campgrounds and state parks not too far from Queens that are great for camping or backpacking.
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Biking Bonanza In Queens

There’s no time like the summer to start discovering new locations to ride your bike, or at the very least, take a joy ride, coasting on a two wheeler in your summer garb. And now that Astoria has renovated some of its streets with newer biking conditions, there’s nothing like riding with the wind through your hair to cool you down. 
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Meet Astoria!

With summer in full force we are happy to see the beautiful streets of Astoria full of happy faces enjoying the busy neighborhood’s plentiful nightlife offerings. In this edition of Meet Astoria we were lucky enough to meet one of the most distinguished characters we’ve ever had the pleasure of profiling to date. Walter N. 
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Park Socrates At Yoga

All summer, through September 25th, Free Yoga Classes are held at Socrates Sculpture Park at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard (at Broadway). The lessons are designed for participants of all levels! Beginners and those with more expertise are invited to partake in Hatha Yoga, instructed by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella. 
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Meet Astoria

As the temperature rises over Western Queens, we can’t help but appreciate all of the smiling faces Astoria has to offer. Whether it’s in an office, on the train, on a bike ride through Astoria Park, there’s something about the warm weather’s effect on people that is quite palpable. 
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Meet Astoria

Astoria, it’s a happening spot where not only does the natural wildlife blossom, but the people who reside in the neighborhood blossom as well. Since the inception of this magazine the neighborhood has gained many new staples and has lost some of its most beloved residents. 
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Meet Astoria

This month we decided to get out of the park, off the streets and jump on the train to meet the community. We have to say, we weren’t disappointed with who we met. A native Astorian who embodies what this community is about. A young professional that is passionate about the arts, her neighborhood and food. Talk about a total win-win-win. 
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Meet Astoria

Every few months we have the pleasure of making the poetic gesture of changing seasons. We get the chance to say that spring has turned to summer, and summer to fall, but for some reason we never really get a full understanding of winter. Winter is the season that for us New Yorkers always has us scratching our heads. 
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Meet Astoria

This past month we experienced what is known as Snowpocalypse. Appropriately titled, the blizzard was one that prevented many from leaving their homes, but welcomed explorers to wander about. Amid the slush-filled streets we met a California-born Astoria resident named Alison. Here’s what she had to say: