Health and Fitness

Where To Find Fitness

It’s been a couple of weeks since New Year’s Day resolutions to treat ourselves better in 2017. That resolve might have already started waning, but fear not, we have some great ways to buck up and get trim. It can be hard at first to find time for working out or eating new foods, but as you do it, the process becomes routine. 
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Meet Astoria

In the heart of Astoria, we decided to stop by Gian Piero’s Bakery located at 44-17 30th Ave, Astoria, to pick up a sweet treat and a cup of hot coffee. On the way there we met up with ourone Josephof neighbors, Jen Benzing. A pre-school teacher who loves to spend quality time with her family, especially in her hometown of Astoria.
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Meet Astoria

Queens Scene readers, Meet Erica Torres! Chris Pizzolo
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Meet Astoria

As we progress from summer to fall, we can’t help but reflect on how we spend each season that passes. No matter what the weather, we can depend on Astoria Park to warm our hearts or let us play in the snow – but there are other facets of Astoria that are even more dependable – and those are the people that inhabit it.
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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.