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2011

Finally Fridays- Follow Friday/Twitter Love!

by mackenzi | 5 | Share this Article:

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I’ll admit it, I’m a total Twitter fanatic. Some mornings it’s the first thing I check when I wake. It has quickly become a place I get my most up-to-date news, both practical and well, just downright gossipy. More than anything, though, it’s become a place to make ‘friends’ and join a community of like minded folks. Here’s a list of five local twitter feeds/personalities well worth the follow. Just like the popular twitter meme, it’s #FF done the @weheartastoria way!

 @AstoriaHaikuThe best and worst of Astoria, NY in my most beloved format: the Haiku. Mostly the worst.

This hysterical take on Astoria, and beyond, is largely written in the classic Japanese syllable counting poetry form. It’s so catchy you’ll find loads of Astorians writing their own Haikus to share with the master; my girlfriend has even taken to texting me in the form one she started following @AstoriaHaiku!  Some examples of late, mostly about fall weather:

“It’s horizontal / It’s wind-driven, it’s pelting / It’s today’s rainfall.” “Cold, gray and drizzling / Standard autumn procedure / Nature is perfect”

@35thAndKaufman  “What’s happening around the Kaufman Astoria studio area – sightings, changes, and anything else of interest to this part of the neighborhood.”

Live in what people are calling ‘South Astoria’ these days? Then this is the twitter feed for you. Plenty of great RTs from local shops, cafes, museums and more, this twitter feed is a great way to learn about the nighborhood surrounding Kaufman Astoria Studios. I’ve met the gal behind @35thandKaufman and she’s just as nice in real life!

 

@zoraoneill “Guide- and cookbook author, compulsive taster, expert on Mexicos old and New, Arabic speaker, crafty packer, train taker, Queens dweller.” 

This Astoria resident isn’t actually IN Astoria all that much. Her gigs as a travel writer and popular blogger take her all over the globe and her twitter feed is a great place to go along for the ride! Her recent trip to Egypt has been an action packed highlight.

 

@tastoriaqueens “This page combines two of my favorite things: food and Astoria. Follow me as I tweet the best part of meals and snacks I have in Astoria, Queens!”

Food, beer and more food! That’s what you can expect from this chatty, friendly Astorian. Her new blog gives a little additional lovin’ to her favorite local food haunts.

 

@astoriafication “THE ACT OF LIVING, LOVING, AND EATING IN ASTORIA, NYC”

The tagline sort of says it all! This guy is fun to follow, has lots to say about Astoria, and is just generally a great follow! 

Obviously, there’s more than just five amazing tweeters out there in Astoria! Here’s some other people/brands/places to follow while you’re at it:

@QueensKickshaw, @Handjobs4home@MovingImageNYC@AstorBakeShop,
@formliving@gardenfreude@VegAstoria@FakeNTrain@sacsplace,
@bradleyhawks@OrnellaNYC @QueensMuseum@amymlitt,
@AstoriaMusicArt@30thAveAstoria 

When not busy with WHA duties, the ladies of WHA can be found at @Fooditka (Judith), @HarmoniousBelly (Meg) and of course me,  @SITEnews. Tell us, who do you love to follow in Astoria?!

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