2015-01-01

Delicious, Exotic Bubble Tea At Saigon Internet Cafe



Realize Those Resolutions!



It’s January, which means that NutriBullets are flying off the shelf, cigarette sales are down, and gym memberships are soaring. In other words, it’s time for resolutions, and time for old habits to die hard. While everyone is still raring to go, we’re listing some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but we’re also offering suggestions on how to […]

The New Year Hustle



January is a time for new beginnings. Whether it’s a new job, a fitness goal or a big move, there is something refreshing about the beginning of the New Year. Unfortunately after the initial thrill of making goals, many stop following them, especially when it comes to working out. It’s cold, snowing and Netflix wins more often than not. Kristine […]

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Frank Englezos

Frank Englezos is a native Astorian. Englezos said, “I was born at the Boulevard Hospital on 46th Street and 31st Avenue, that’s how Astoria I am. His father, George, started selling hot dogs on Steinway and 31st Avenue in 1970. In the ‘80s he introduced souvlaki to the neighborhood. Since then the Englezos family has participated in the business. “We […]

A Look At New Year’s Traditions Around



Across the globe, and within different regions of the USA, there are New Year’s traditions that feature a variety of customs. In the South, custom dictates eating a New Year’s dish known as “Hoppin’ John” – black eyed peas and ham hocks, because, as the saying goes, “Eat peas on New Year’s Day to have plenty of everything the rest […]

Cultural Traditions



At midnight on January 1, the world celebrated the arrival of 2015. Around the world people toasted to each other’s good luck with glasses of champagne. People look back, reflecting on past memories and looking forward to a new year in which new memories can be made. New Year’s Day is the beginning of a 12-month cycle according to the […]

BROUSKO

41-15 34th Avenue

After over a year of waiting, Brousko has finally opened on the site of the former Punta Dura on 34th Avenue in Astoria, where many episodes of The Sopranos were filmed at their favorite fictitious restaurant called “Vesuvio”. Now, Brousko is open and you are invited to come for a very memorable meal in a sumptuous, yet comfortable environment with […]

2015-01-01 E-Edition

Advanced Radiological Imaging Gets New MRI Machine



Soup Of Every Stripe



January’s frosty weather is when you just know Old Man Winter will hang around for a long season. It’s the perfect time to celebrate National Soup Month. Some history: Soup has been traced back to at least 6,000 BC, and it is thought that hippopotamus was the first known meat used for soups. Later, the ancient Greeks sold soup in […]