Taking a Plunge into the Real World

After Graduation

The summer has kicked off and graduation season has finally arrived. Now is the time for backyard barbeques, weekend getaways, and summer romances, but not so fast. 2014 is not just another summer vacation for us recent graduates. School is no longer put on hold until September and life just got real.  For most students, graduation can be an exciting […]

Happenings In Astoria



Sunset Rooftop Yoga Series$25 | Z NYC Hotel11-01 43rd Ave.June 3rd, July 1st, Aug 5th &Sept 2nd @ 7:30PM Flamenco-Spanish DanceClasses for Kids & Teens—Saturday in AstoriaSol Dance Center. Info718.392.8888June 7th @ 11:30 AM-2:30AM Freestyle Fever 4The Loft at Studio SquareJune 7th @ 9PM Astoria ParkHistoric New York: The General Slocum DisasterJune 8th @ 1PM Annual Feast in Honor of […]

Getting to Know:

Steinway Astoria Partnership

The R&M train on Steinway Street in Astoria. If you’re an Astorian, then you are familiar with Steinway Street. And if you’re a native Astorian, then you’re probably familiar with the old TV commercials for Steinway Street. What you may not know is that the people responsible for those ads are the Steinway Astoria Partnership. QS was fortunate enough to […]

Bareburger ….something for everyone



a lthough Bareburger is already on many peoples’ list of favorite burgers, this ambitious franchise never stops getting better and better. What began as one humble location on 31st Avenue in Astoria around six years ago has grown into a mini empire of organic, grass- fed burgers made from the finest ingredients. Everything here is natural, sustainable and pesticide free […]

The Burger Issue



June marks the beginning of barbecue season. Lucky for you, QS has got you covered on the best places to get your beef on. From the bun to the toppings, there are a lot of things that make a great burger. It’s our pleasure to bring to you the 11 best burger spots in Astoria (alphabetically): • Astor Bake Shop: […]

Meet Astoria



Meet Rene: Rene and his wife, Susan, are three decades of Astoria via France. Starting off as a newlywed couple very much in love, the very-much-in-love grandparents are preparing for an 80-day trip back to France. Love knows no borders, and Astoria is a safe haven for hope, romance, and a life of happiness and culture. Safe travels Rene and […]

How To Live It Up–Longer



Barbecue season has unofficially arrived and what better way to celebrate than with a few burgers and brews. While carefree is often a word associated with the summer, it should not apply to your health. Never be afraid to indulge in warm weather festivities but consider these tips from Erica Bragoli, MS, RDN, to avoid feeling sluggish and tired. Dress […]

Fireworks By Grucci

Light Up The Night Sky In Astoria Park

The skies over the East River will light up with a spectacular fireworks display presented by the Grucci Family as part of the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (CALDC) Annual Independence Day Celebration. The event will be held on Monday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. on the Astoria Park waterfront. The Independence Day Celebration will be held thanks to CALDC, Councilmembers […]

Local Spotlight:

June Baby Productions

From A Bronx Tale which was filmed here, to Project Bronx, Astoria has been host to some flattering and productive insights on our bro-borough, the Bronx. In this issue’s local spotlight feature we talked to June Baby Productions (JBP), who produced Project Bronx. You may know them for their Kotex ad campaign, their TED X Talk, their feature in the […]

Queens’ Only Indoor Bocce Court

(& Sports Bar)

Twist and Smash’d Sports is the new offering from the owners of Twist and Smash’d. It serves as the first and only indoor bocce court and sports bar in all of Queens. After their successful launch of Twist and Smash’d in Forest Hills, the father-daughters team decided to expand to a second venue. Located at 34-02 Steinway Street in Astoria, […]