On The Cover: Hot Wings For Cold Days

Our 2016 Real Estate Issue Although it has not been terrible, the cold days are here. But the hot wings all over Astoria, in some of our favorite places (!) help us to fly over the cold days in pursuit of spring weather. Once we have the Super Bowl – with great pizza, wings and local fare, we are days […]

From The Publisher

January 2016 – how can it be January already? A new year, new wishes, new hopes – we are looking forward to our best year ever together. Join with us as we enjoy our neighborhood. Astoria is for us to live, eat, play, work, explore and enjoy. It is our special neighborhood, let us make the most of it in […]

Fat Tuesday On The Horizon

This year Mardi Gras falls on February 9, so we have some time to start planning our celebrations. Literally Fat Tuesday in French, Mardi Gras originated as the custom of Christians in some regions, mainly of French influence, of filling up on rich foods the day before Ash Wednesday which bids us to keep our mortality in mind, and launches […]

Happenings In Astoria

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria-Underground Party Subway TourQuiet Clubbing Theme PartyA Mix of Flash Mob, Dance Party,and City Tour mixed into one incredible night.Ages 21+; $15 Limited Early Bird;$25 General Admission.Friday, January 22, 8–11 pm-Winter Garden BallLive Music by Express: CocktailHour, Dinner Buffet, Raffle Prizes;Formal Attire. Tickets: $80; $150 percouple; RSVP: events@bohemianhall.comSaturday, January 23, 7 pm-Pre-Valentine’s Day […]

MulchFest Trees Will Nourish Parks, Gardens

This weekend, New Yorkers celebrated the 20th annual MulchFest, recycling their Christmas trees at nearly 80 locations across the five boroughs. A partnership between NYC Parks, Department of Sanitation (DSNY), GreeNYC, and numerous community organizations, MulchFest provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to act sustainably and mulch their Christmas trees into wood chips that will be used to nourish parks […]

Meet Astoria

New Astoria, Old Astoria, when it comes down to brass tacks, what’s the real difference? Probably not much, especially when we can all agree on one thing: the food! For this edition of Meet Astoria we were thrilled to talk with a Queens native whose roots are planted here at the forefront of one of the most booming pockets of […]

The Strand Smokehouse

Get your BBQ on at The Strand Smokehouse on Broadway in Astoria. The Strand was established in 2012 and offers a unique dining experience for meat lovers, and aficionados of fine barrel bourbon, and craft beers. This self-service restaurant is the brainchild of Tommy Vasilis who wanted to offer a casual dining experience for friends and families, featuring high quality […]

A Super Super Bowl 50 Party

Can you believe it’s almost Super Bowl time already? Seeing as Tom Coughlin is stepping down and the Jets are trying to figure out their identity it’s time to put our team flags in the closet until next season and start prepping for the best Super Bowl party EVER. Whether you’re a Jets, Giants, or Panthers fan we’ve got 5 […]

Historic Broadway-Flushing Home To See New Life

Paul Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty has sold a historic home in the Broadway- Flushing neighborhood. The Ferrigno family who are the founding members of the Broadway- Flushing Homeowners Association previously owned the home, originally built in 1923. Located at 33-37 163rd St., the property is overseen by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. The goals of the […]

Astoria Stories:

Festival Pays Homage To APAC’s Home

“Adventurous theater in Astoria.” — The New York Times Winner Outstanding Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, NYIT Awards The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced the world premiere production of Astoria Stories, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. A collaborative production of plays and musicals written by Kari Bentley-Quinn, Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt, Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke, […]